Saturday, August 2, 2014

Gorguss - I gave you my heart

I went to the Scrapbook Expo and this year and bought this stamp.   I have wanted to buy one of these for quite a while  but they can be hard to find in stock and never seem available when I am placing my order.    These stamps are pretty large and cover almost the entire front of an 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card front.    This past week, I completed three very different cards with this stamp.    My first is pretty clean and simple.    I started out with some Simons Says 120 lb card stock and Copic markers.   This card stock is great for one layer because the Copics won't bleed thru the card stock due to the weight.  I am entering this card in the Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

The sentiment set is Mama Elephant Everyday Greetings stamped in Hero Arts black ink.   I used some hemp twine to tie off a bow at the top.   A white gel pen added the detail back to the dots on her dress.  

The next is a watercolor piece with my Distress Markers.   This is not actually a card but a 5x7 piece of watercolor paper that eventually will be made into a card.   No sentiment yet, I figured I would wait till I figured out what occasion I would use this for and then add a sentiment and finish it out as a card. 

For my last card.    I tried a very different style than I normally would do.   I had searched around for more of these stamps and found a website that sells licensed products with these images.   The artist uses very dark colors and has a beautiful style.   Here is the website if you would like to see some more of her work.   

The image was colored with Copics using B09, B04 and B02.   I colored the hair black with blue highlights.   I masked the image after coloring and then used my Distress inks to create the background with Mister Huey's color mist in Opaque White. Finally I took my SU Crumbcake ink and a sponge and darkened up the image and outside of the card base.   I used some Glossy Accents on the heart.  

Three very different looks with one stamped image.   I hope you have enjoyed!   Thanks  for stopping by!


  1. These are all gorgeous and so different. Your colouring is awesome, Cathy x

  2. These are beautiful! So nicely done! I love them! Thanks so much for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!