Meet Lady Loretta. Isn’t she a glamor-puss? She’s another one of my Loralie stamps I’ve been pussy-footing around and not getting inked up. Shame on me! But I’m happy now that Loretta and I have spent some quality time together. Once you get to know her, she’s an awfully lot of fun!
I watercolored Loretta and her flowers with Stampin’ Up! reinkers using the lid of the matching ink pad for a palette. The pink is Pixie Pink and the green is Old Olive. Her nose is Close to Cocoa. Her jewelry, lace trim, and the pupils of her eyes were colored with a black fine-tip Sharpie. I used Tombow markers for the grays and her creamy complexion and the black flower centers.
The sentiment is an old Stampendous stamp which I just had to use with Lady Loretta, so I designed a 5 1/4” square card which would allow everything to fit.
The thing about Loralie stamps is the sample image on the package (plus a couple extra on the back) gives you ideas for how you might change things up on your own. I used a fine-tipped waterproof Prismacolor Premier marker to add polka dots to her hair bow and to draw the lines on the bodice of her dress. Any way you look at her, she’s a real charmer.
As you can see, I’m still not exactly producing cards by the dozens. I’d like to spend more time stamping, but it just doesn’t always work out. I sure do enjoy it when I’ve got the time, though.
Have a pleasant remainder of the week, and I’ll see you again on Saturday. Take care!
Stamps: Lady Loretta (Loralie Art Stamps), You’ve Got Style (Stampendous sentiment) Paper: 90 lb hot press watercolor, black card base, BasicGrey Eva designer paper Ink: Palette Noir, others for watercoloring as listed above Accessories: Ribbon, silver cord, button, Scotch brand foam mounting tape (to pop up one flower on the left)