May 21, 2016

Pretty Filly

is a beautiful filly stamp by Stampendous!

I wanted to create something that looked natural
and helped to bring out the beauty of this stamp.
So...I used teabags!!!



The teabags were left to dry out completely (for days), then gently opened to remove the tea leaves.  
You get some really interesting stain patterns and the paper is almost like tissue paper.
The stamping is done simply.  Masked off.
Then I added some DI around the image to help it 'pop' a little.
A little string, some gesso and I think the pretty filly is the hero on this piece.

Off to drink some more tea...

Enjoy

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14 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

WOW this is stunning! Love the image, thank you for sharing.
Hugs
Linda xxxx

rachel said...

awesome Dot - I really love this xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi this is stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

brenda said...

Lovely design and colours Dot and super effects with the tea bags, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Have a good Sunday.

B x

Katie Lamb said...

Gorgeous colours and s great way to use tea bags

Julie Wilson said...

Beautiful and especially exciting because I drink so much tea xxx

Dora said...

wow, what a effect you can get from the teabags.
Beautiful creation.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

Sylvia Ames said...

Beautiful card, love the tea bag effect something I must try.

Sylv xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Absolutely stunning Dot. It took me forever when I made my tea bag album as I hate tea and had to rely on Andrew to drink the stuff. lol.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Brawny said...

Wow how stunning is this. What a fab creation..very ever x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

Kath said...

A great effect with your teabags!
Kath x

Cazro said...

A stunning card, wonderful way to use tea. (Coffee granules with a little water, dropped on them, make amazing marks on your card.) Stretching our challenge of Tea for Two but it is certainly a unique entry. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz DT.

Joan said...

This is stunning Dot, love the stamp and the monochrome colour

Thanks for joining us at Stamping a Sensations this month

Joan