Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A Fresh Face for the New Year...

Welcome to Viva Las VegaStamps! Susan here today and I'm so excited to rejoin my inky-stampy friends here at VLVS! It's been ages since my rubber stamps have seen the light of day so I decided to make a fun ATC using the Collage Face #18378 which reminds me of my fabulous winter hat.

I started out with some scraps of cardstock, an embossed painted paper and a mini tag and I stamped my images onto them using black archival ink. I doodled in some longer curly locks using a black PITT pen. I gave a quick color washing with Faber-Castell PITT brush pens applied with a water brush. I like the color, but my face needed a little more POP.


I broke out my Faber-Castell Gelatos and added some more color.

I played and smudged on the Gelatos onto my face and painted book page ATC base. I blended out the details with my waterbrush. 

I assembled the layers using Miracle Tape then spritzed with a dash of Tsukineko New Sprout Fireworks for some shimmery splatters. I finished off with stamping the word "dream" and spelled out "play" using the alphabet from the December Daily Plate #1430 by brushing my black PITT pen onto stamps – resulting in a lighter more subtle impression on top of the Gelato smudged background.

A Fresh Face for the New Year!

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BLockHEad said...

Love it!

by belle said...

This is great Susan!!

Corrie Herriman said...

Great ATC ! Love the colours !

Susan M. Brown {sbartist} said...

Thanks everyone!!

ddazzled71 said...

Beautiful and fabulously fun Susan, the Gelatos are one of my favorite ways of adding color to my stamped images.