Friday, June 19, 2015

Homestead Card

Hi friends! Today is Midsummer Eve in Sweden, and we went to a traditional celebration with a May pole and dancing. The clouds were very dark, but the rain luckily stayed away. There is a clear blue summer sky on the card I am sharing with you today, made the the Darkroom Door Homestead Photo Stamp.

I enjoy using houses in my projects and really like this stamp. I used one of my favourite techniques for Photo Stamps here, namely to colour it with dye inks on glossy cardstock. Stamp with Archival Jet Black ink and colour the image using Distress Inks. It is easiest to start with the lightest shade of ink, such as Tumbled Glass for the sky and Antique Linen for the house. The lighter ink makes it easier to get a smooth application of the darker inks. I used Colorbox Stylus tool, with an oval tip, as well as Ranger's craft nibs to colour.

Use a white gel pen to add highlights to the scene, which brings it to life even more. The glossy panel was matted on watercolour paper with distressed edges. The cardbase is dry embossed Core'dinations Tim Holtz kraft-core cardstock, embossed in the Dotted Bulls-Eye folder.

For more inspiration on different ways to colour Photo Stamps, check out this colouring tutorial of mine, using six different colouring media.

Thank you so much for looking! Enjoy your weekend!




  1. Such a beautiful image, your colouring is stunning x

  2. Gorgeous! It reminds me of the old vintage tinted photos. Your work is always so amazing!
    Thanks for sharing and happy Midsummer! From every day now on the days get shorter so the rooster has to take one step less each day. Or that is what we were told as children! lol

    1. Thank you so much! I never heard that saying about the rooster. Thank you for sharing!

  3. This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing.


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