Friday, October 22, 2010

Babushka'd

So my dog Walt got me up at 2am by sitting up on his back legs and grabbing at my face with his hand-paws, and once I had watched him run around the yard and drink an entire bowl of water he was exhausted and I was wide awake. So I decided to try my hand at the latest Color Throwdown Challenge: dusty durango [dark red], perfect plum [dusty lavender] and so saffron [dark yellow]. I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to play with my new Babushka / Russian Nesting Dolls stamp set, a birthday gift from my Baby.

One of my favorite ways to use these stamps to to hand-color them with Marvy stamp markers. It's relatively easy and I love the result. I used this method for the pop-out dolls on the top; after stamping them, I colored over it with yellow, which gave it a deeper effect. I stamped the border with dark red marker, and detailed with it plum and yellow. For the background paper I used StazOn ink and added more detail. Because these are wooden stamps, it was no easy feat getting things to line up. Finally, I colored the background paper with plum-colored chalk.
Inspiration:
Color Throwdown #115
(dusty durango, perfect plum and so saffron)
Stamp: Hero Arts LP158 / Russian Dolls

2 comments:

Broni said...

Those sure are cute little doll images! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown!

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Very cute card! Love all those Russian dolls! Glad you could play in the Color Throwdown!