I am sharing another new (to me ) Penny Black Stamp with you today. When I started out stamping many years ago, if I saw a stamp like "Poppy Trio" I would have been so intimidated and not sure what I would do...It's quite obvious that it "begs" to be colored. But I am not great at coloring (still not), but I think now I can at least comfortably make something decent out of it.
The convenience of Distress Inks and water (applied with Water Brush) could not get any better...This easy technique makes any novice look like a pro! I think I "faked" it well!?
One little "accident" happened right after I finished the coloring! As I was just about to adhere the card to the card stock after stamping the sentiment, the acrylic block fell off my hand and got right on the top right corner! You can still see the shape of the acrylic block if you look closely...
What the *#%& ....I was SO mad....all that hard work and "decent" coloring was wasted! Well, I guess a little distressed edges will not hurt. So I applied Frayed Burlap Distress Inks all over the edges. Phew! I think you can barely tell that I had a "accident",right (wink)?!
I hope that you will re-examine a stamp like this one and take out your distress Inks and perhaps enjoy the simple coloring!
PS: Thanks to Darnell's invite, I am linking this up to NBUS. This sweet blog friend Darnell is hosting a Never Before Used Schtuff Challenge (Anything Goes, Friendship theme). What fun! If you have never checked out Darnell's blog, I recommend you to do so, as she is a ton of fun to hang out with.
Thanks for stopping by!