Friday, August 4, 2017

Tupelo Designs LLC - Chinese Lanterns

Happy Friday!  I hope you're having a great day.  As usual I've got my mind on the weekend! LOL!  The weather has turned really cool here in the Chicago area - it's in the 60's and it's starting to feel like Fall is near!  It puts me in a melancholy mood thinking about the seasons changing, and school starting soon.  Don't get me wrong.. I love the change of the seasons, but it somehow always feels like once I'm in a routine that it changes! You know what I mean.. like when you're on vacation.. by the time you start relaxing it's already time to come home?

Today I'm playing with the Penny Black Chinese Lanterns from Tupelo Designs LLC!  I was smittten with this stamp from the minute I saw it!  I used to grow Chinese Lanterns in the yard and they really are beautiful.
I placed the stamp in my stamp tool and inked it up with Distress Ink Markers.  I colored the images on the rubber stamp, spritzed with water and stamped on watercolor paper.

I added three different shades of color to the leaves (Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron) and four to the Chinese Lanterns (Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade). You can add more detail and color by stamping a second time if you want certain areas a little darker.

I splattered the design with watered down distress ink in Peeled Paint, Twisted Citron, Ripe Persimmon and Gold. To add more color and give a finished look I inked up the edges of the panel too.

The sentiment is from Concord and 9th Brushed Blossom set - it has lots of great sentiments.  I stamped mine in Versafine Onyx Black.

Planning some crafty time for the weekend?  Maybe you want to add to your stash?  I hope you'll check out Tupelo Designs LLC!   They've got a great assortment of so many different brands like Penny Black and Tim Holtz.  You'll find Concord & 9th, Waffle Flower, Altenew and so many more.  They offer free shipping every single day with no coupon required (USA ONLY).  They even give you reward points with ever order so you can save a little money on future purchases!  I love their selection and that I can mix and match different brands and still get the free shipping.  Lots of my favorite stamp makers have free shipping but I have to spend $50-$60 all on one brand.  Tupelo Designs LLC lets me mix and match brands so I can buy a little of this and a little of that and still get free shipping!  I think you'll be glad you gave them a try! 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Penny Black Chinese Lanterns, Concord&9th Brushed Blossom


Craftychris said...

Really gorgeous card! Love the stamp and the colours you have used are wonderful! xxx

Lisa Elton said...

YES I know exactly what you mean about the seasons. I love the fall but that means summer is over LOL!! Your card is beautiful. Love the colors, splatters and design!

BenteS said...

Love the way you have inked the stamps and how pretty the result is :))

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful those gorgeous flowers.

Donna said...

So pretty. On my wish list for next time I'm PB buying! Xxx