Tuesday, July 12, 2016

An "Artisitc" Take on a Scenic Stamp (A VIDEO!)

Hello friends!
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If you have known me for a while, you know that I love trying new things and techniques. Well, today's post is one of those. Not only I share my cards with the same stamp, I also made a VIDEO!
I know... I feel proud every time I post a video! It's always exciting (and a bit scary) to share new things with you.

If you are intrigued by this stamp, then come and check it out.
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This is my 2nd version of this stamp.
thanks so much

And here is my 3rd version which I share my process with a video.
You can see the YouTube video here.



The actual video-taped footage is around 50 minutes, I cut it down just over 12 minutes. I try to leave out the boring part and not cut out the important details. Therefore, it is a very tedious process.
lots of love


Finally, here is the group photo of the 3 cards from the same stamp. With different techniques and approaches, stamps like this is more versatile than I thought.

3 cards

Do you have a favorite version ( Thanks so much, lots of Love and Thinking of You)? 
If you like the video, please kindly give it a thumbs-up!

edited: My first rating is a thumbs-down....is the video that bad? If so, I shall stop making them, promise. Wahhh....

Thanks for stopping by!
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 (something is going on over SSS...hm....)
 

38 comments:

Ted said...

Please don't stop making videos! I loved everything I saw! :)

Sandy said...

I am in awe of your coloring ability. You took a stamp I wouldn't know what to do with, and made 3 very different looks with it. I almost can't believe you started with the same stamp! Color me impressed!

Carol said...

Gorgeous cards, Virginia! I enjoyed your video and love the watercoloured look of the finished image - beautiful!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Gorgeous cards! Can't wait to watch the video.

Michellew said...

Hi Virginia, love your cards and video! Thanks

Amy said...

Your video is AWESOME! I've never seen this technique before, or the Misti in use. Lovedthe way you added volor using the acetate. Your video is clear, concise, and very helpful! Don't listen to trolls!

Amy said...

Your video is AWESOME! I've never seen this technique before, or the Misti in use. Lovedthe way you added volor using the acetate. Your video is clear, concise, and very helpful! Don't listen to trolls!

Nan G said...

Love the card! And the video too! Ignore the troll...we overwhelmingly ask you to keep making videos. Hugs

Teresa Doyle said...

Such a great video and they are all beautiful. Can't wait to try this!

Karen B. said...

Ok. So. Gorgeous...that is all.

Sharon Marable said...

Who ever gave you a thumbs down doesn't do videos. I love the night sky and Thanks so much. Keep up the good work.

Noreen Fontana said...

Love all the versions, but my favorite is the first one! The video is great, and don't let one person's thumb make you feel terrible- ever! I enjoy seeing your work, your process. Thank you for sharing your art with us.

Sherry said...

I love the first version, the one of the evening setting and the vellum sentiment. It gives the sense of peace one feels as the day is winding down and the night is creeping in. So beautiful, love it.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

one word! Fabulous!

Nicole Parmentier said...

whoohoo a video!!! Love to see how you created these lovely cards!

Barb said...

Wow, wow, wow! Stunning cards, Virginia! ♥

Harriet said...

I was truly inspired. I've never seen acetate used this way, brilliant. Stamps like this, to me, are intimidating. Your video shows not to be intimidated simply do it. Excellent--thank you.

pcm said...

the haters gonna hate. don't sweat it. i love the thinking of you one the best!

Suzanne Ward said...

I especially liked the colors in your first card, but they are all lovely!! You have much better luck with adding color from a piece of acetate than I have had!! Thank you for sharing, Virginia!

Kathy E said...

That is a beautiful scene, I always think that type of stamp is difficult to use, but it really didn't seem to difficult and it turned out beautiful. Thank you, I will try this

conil said...

These are all works of art. Love the looseness of the watercolor but those day and night scenes have my heart. Both the sunrise and sunset look fabulous.

conil said...

Ooops forgot to say how informative your video was. Loved how you added the sky to the embossed watercolored image.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Those scene stamps are a challenge, I think. You did a great job with this one, Virginia, and I enjoyed your video too! You can't please everyone - so don't worry about that thumbs down!!

John K said...

I thought the video was good and I like the first card the best. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Amazing cards - who cares about one thumbs down - don't aim to please everybody - do what you like and if people don't love it, oh well, tastes are different.

Aileen Ryan said...

Amazing cards Virginia and your video is wonderful. Never worry out those negatives, honestly more often than not someone giving a thumbs down or negative comment is a TROLL - thats someone with nothing in their life and no real friends and they just go around trying to make your life as sad and miserable as theirs. Your talent is amazing and we all know it. Also if there was something really wrong that needed addressing we would as your friends mention it to you directly thru email not thru some negative input. Take care and don't doubt yourself, hugs Aileen

Sheila H said...

I echo the sentiments of others with regard to your video, Virginia. It was well done, and I really learned from it. I am totally intimidated by intricate scene stamps. I don't know that I could ever spend that kind of time inking and stamping a single card. You did a marvelous job. As usual, I am in awe of your artistry.

Lucy Schmidt said...

Your patience, creativity and knowledge of your materials is always evident. DO NOT stop making videos!!! I'd have never thought to use the stamp as you did. I probably would have passed it up with "what am I supposed to do with that?" running through my head. Aaaahhh, now I see. Thanks for the lesson.

Teresa said...

Loved your video... I must say I thought it was a hot mess at first and I loved it when you put the dark brown on the steps.. I said Yes!! I like that.
I probably would have stopped with the first blues in the sky but really liked it with all the other colors added. I am in awe that this was not edited except for cutting down the time.... it seemed flawless... Please keep making videos and the person who thumbs down probably wasn't a stamper...

Lisa said...

WOW, WOW and WOW!! Your artistry is amazing Virginia!

Denise said...

What a beautiful card and I loved the video.

donna mikasa said...

Simply amazing, Virginia! I would never think to tackle a scenery stamp but you (and your Misti) broke it down into sections and made it seem doable! One day.....

Dawn Turley said...

All three versions are amazing Virginia. I really loved the the watercolour video.

beru said...

oh, what for an amazing idea... all your cards looks stunning... You are an great artist :) Thanks for your inspiration... Hugs Ute

katrynka said...

Like others have said, can never please everybody!! This type is stamp is not my preference, but you did great things with it, and I learned a new technique, so thank you!!

Amye said...

These are LOVELY!

Tish said...

This is a huge thumbs up. Thank you. I love all of the cards, but especially like the night sky one. In fact, you skimmed over how to do it. I was wondering if the colors you used were the ones listed at the end. The sky was blue. But not sure what green you used before you put on the clear embossing. I have had trouble with this stamp and so happy to see your steps.
Tish

Carol Snedden said...

great to color the paper and pick out a spot and die cut it to use. Love that you got so many cards out of your kit.