Good morning!  I hope everyone had a great day yesterday and you’re on course for another today!  I have some more  new stamps that I want to share with you today.  I’ve known about DeNami Design forever.  Every time I’m at a show, either working or shopping on my own, I always see their booth, walk in and browse around a bit, but have never purchased anything.  My friends love their stamps and always leave with something they have gotten there.  Of course, their style varies from mine, and I haven’t found a way to work the DeNami Design images into my style . . .  until now!

While at the Loveland show, I had the great pleasure of finally meeting Nami, owner of DeNami Design, and got to spend a great deal of time talking with her.  She is just as sweet and adorable as her designs, and is she ever talented.  All the samples in her booth are hers and wow are they fabulous!  When leaving the show, Nami asked me to see what I could do with some of her images.  Another challenge to incorporate clean, simple and classic into a somewhat eclectic style.  Well let me tell you . . .  I had a ball today incorporating those images with my style! 

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The background panel was repeatedly stamped with one image, the solid filigree, using Ranger Clear Resist ink.  Once the images were dried, and using the Wrinkle Free Distress technique the paper was colored with Broken China and Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  Another piece of watercolor paper was colored in the same way, and then the main image was embossed gold and water colored.  The tag at the bottom was done the same way and is tied onto the card with a vintage button from my collection.  I even finished the inside . . .

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something I don’t often get to do!

I’m really enjoying taking images that are clean and simple and show them in a different way . . . distressed, shabby and grungy.  It just goes to show me, and you as well, that all images can be worked in so many different ways.  We just have to look at them with a different creative slant.

I hope you have a fabulous day and try looking at some of your stamps in a different light. If you do, I would love to see what you’ve done . . . come back and leave me a link.

Thanks for stopping by!

13 Responses to “Taking CAS to Shabby and Distressed!”

  1. this is beautiful love the vintage distressed look great job
    Hugs
    Norine

  2. WOW!! Are you having fun discovering?!! I love this! (ok, ok….once again, you are proving to me Yoda not to tape myself in that box!!)

  3. Gorgeous, Sherry. I really love what you did with that image. Of course, I love these colors, too.

  4. Wow Sherry! You did an awesome job with this stamp. I have a few Denami stamps and have never looked at them this way before.

  5. Oh my goodness! I have a drawer full of DeNami stamps that I seldom use — you’ve just opened up a whole new world of ideas for me. Lovely Lovely Lovely card!!!!
    Elaine Moore – mtn.moven.faith@comcast.net

  6. I love DeNami, and your card is so chic! I’d love to learn these techniques.

  7. so cool, Love it, the colors are great and I like the crumpled text paper in the background!

  8. I love your crafting style. I so enjoy your email updates. You are very inspiring to me. Thank you.

  9. This is awesome. I enjoy your designs, seems fall is in Iowa so maybe will have some time to work on projects again. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  10. Super duper cooooool, Sherry!!!!! I love the crinkled up paper in the background and the new stamp is just your style….ya did good, Missy!!!!

  11. Hi Sherry,

    I just knew you were a true artist! You took something outside of your familiar style and made it your own. You did such an amazing job. Just love, love, love it! Can’t wait to see more;) Cheers, Nami

  12. Sherry, I just love your card, so neat. Charlene

  13. GET OUT!

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