Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sunday Stamping With Sherry Cheever: Brushed Calligraphy

Sherry Cheever says she truly can’t remember when she learned to stamp. "I’ve always been crafty...it was entertainment when I was a kid...coloring books, paint-by-number, knitting, drawing."

She went to her first home party for stamping in 1997, but perhaps she was just born already knowing how to stamp. That wouldn't surprise us at all!

When I asked Sherry to describe her stamping style, she used the words "vintage, shabby, eclectic, just me...Instead of trying to copy what everyone else was doing (clean and simple), I stepped off the ledge and mixed the distressed, shabby look with my own style and sense of humor. That’s not to say that I can’t do clean and simple, but when my fingers are inky I’m much happier."

So how does Sherry like to get her fingers inky? Well, let's start with 11013SC Brushed Calligraphy #2 Clear Set:


Color the image stamp with waterbased markers, spritz with water, and pull the color with a paint brush to complete it. Throw in some additional inking and layering...and, voilĂ , here's the gorgeous result:


Spellbinders™: S4-114 Classic Circles LG, S4-116 Classic Circles SM, S4-344 Tear Drop Circles, S5-064 Moroccan Accents, Grand Calibur®

Inks: Ranger Distress Markers in Fired Brick, Bundled Sage, Walnut Stain, Victorian Velvet and Antique Linen; Distress Ink in Antique Linen; Ranger Archival Coffee

Paper: Watercolor; Sage and Light Rose Cardstock; Cosmo Cricket Mini Deck – Evangeline

Other: Ranger Mini Mister, Craft Sheet, Heat it™Tool, Glossy Accents, Cut n’ Dry Foam; Ink Spritzer; Foam Tape; Seam Binding; Sewing Machine

Coneflower stamp (10124J in wood mounted version) was inked with Bundled Sage, Walnut Stain and Fired Brick Distress Markers, misted with water and stamped on watercolor paper. The ink was pulled through with a wet paint brush to complete the image.

After image was dry, it was spritzed with Victorian Velvet and Antique Linen markers. Sentiment (10102J Live Dance Laugh in wood mounted) was stamped in Archival Coffee and edges were sponged with Antique Linen.

4 comments:

Sue D said...

Very pretty--I like how the verse is stamped over the flower.

Caroline D. said...

This is a beautiful card!!

Chelsea said...

Gorgeous!!,

Jackie Wamhoff said...

Thank you for your sweet comments, ladies! :-D