Saturday, December 8, 2018

Season's Greetings - Glorious Gatherings

To showcase this colored portion of the Glorious Gatherings stamp, which was my most favorite stamp this season, I made a monochromatic mat out of it using a product I've had but never used.
I stamped on a 5x7 piece of Distress Mixed Media Heavystock then I inked the Glorious Gatherings stamp with Ranger Inkessentials Clear Watermark Resist  and let it dry. Once it was dry I used a blending tool with Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo Distress Inks and inked over the entire surface.  I don't know if this is how it was supposed to turn out, but it kind of grabbed the ink and  made a light patterned background. Nice and subtle. I love it!
I stamped the Glorious Gatherings in Ground Espresso Archival Ink and then watercolored it with Distress Inks.
I finished off the background by stamping the Music from the Music and Advent CMS358 in Ground Espresso Archival Ink, cut the piece into strips and then colored them coordinating Distress Inks to highlight some of the colors in the Glorious Gatherings focal piece.
I finished it off with some machine stitching and tied a bit of Crafter's Thread along the left side.

I have another giveaway! It’s a pile of vintage ephemera and trinkets I got from shopping Tim Holtz’s Vintage Stash Sale at Carson. ❄️❄️
If you want to be entered, to win some of Tim’s Vintage Stash, comment on any of my posts here and on my blog with #timholtzchristmas2018 ☃️☃️
I’ll pick a couple of names on Monday Dec 10 at 12 noon PT. 🌟🌟


Ann Barnes said...

I have this stamp but have yet to play with it! I’ve got to get busy because it is simply wonderful and especially colored like this. I like how you layered it, definitely inspiration to break in this glorious gathering stamp! #timholtzchristmas2018

Sherry Tipton said...

I was excited to get this stamp, but I have yet to play with it either...for some reason this one intimidates me...I just have to remember to only use part of it and not worry about my water coloring...the perfectionist in me gets in the way at times...LOL. Yours looks great, I just have to take the plunge...#timholtzchristmas2018