I recently printed several Power Poppy digis all in the same manner, with the color lightened and then a softening filter applied. In this case I lightened and softened the image, but added the sentiment "full strength".
It was colored with Copic markers to coordinate with the Prima Romantique designer paper. Notice the lady on the far right -- she appears to be wearing a fancy Easter bonnet. I layered two patterns for the Sue Wilson Porto die, and the colored image was cut with an older Spellbinders Large Scalloped Oval die.
After coloring I did the cracked glass technique: Thoroughly smooshed the image with Versamark ink, then embossed with ultra-thick embossing enamel. Repeated once for extra coverage. Put it in the freezer for a few minutes. It curled, as it always does with this technique, and when I flattened it out it cracked. I rubbed saffron ink into the cracks for a more aged look, then wiped off the excess with a soft cloth.
I counted up all my not-yet-used stamps the other day. Have you ever done that? I keep them separate so it's easy to see what needs attention. Turns out, if I whittled away at the rate of three a week it would take six months to use each of them once, but realistically it will take longer. I'm really trying to get a handle on this. Your thoughts?
I'm going to link up to The Sisterhood of Crafters Lace Challenge today. Thanks, Sisterhood!
I'll keep on stamping and check back with you later this week. I'm so glad you stopped by. Have a happy day!
Stamps: Power Poppy Vintage Easter Egg digi Paper: X-Press It Blending Card, Very Vanilla, Bazzill blush, Prima Romantique designer paper Ink: Printer, Versamark, Saffron, Copics for coloring Accessories: Lace, ribbon, button, linen thread, ultra-thick embossing enamel, Sue Wilson Portuguese Collection - Porto die, Spellbinders Big Scalloped Ovals Large, Scotch brand foam mounting tape