Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Shopping Our Stash #145

Happy April! Time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash!  This time we want you to break out your technique stash and make something "faux"….yeah, I was stumped too, but I found this great tutorial that saved my day!!

First off I used this adorable new image from Sylvia at Wee Stamps.  I printed her on kraft card stock and colored her with Prismacolor pencils.
I used papers from my stash from MME (probably my favorite company for paper).  My only embellishments are the pearls in the corners.
 Here's the inside with a generous writing panel.
And here is my faux technique.  I made faux patina on the "banner" behind the image.  Too bad my image was so big it covered up most of it because it really did turn out pretty good.  I followed the tutorial in the link above.  Her instructions were very good. (thankfully, cuz I am not a technique junkie and I was a bit stumped!)

So now its your turn to wow us with your faux abilities!

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs,



  1. Great work on the faux patina banner! The whole card is adorable, love the image and the bright colours!

  2. Wonderful project, Michelle! Your image is adorable and beautifully colored.

  3. way to go, missus, on the trying new stuffs!!! what a cool technique, you're kind of making me want to try it, even! :)

  4. It's beautiful, and man, can you color! I love it on Kraft!

  5. This is such an adorable card, Michelle! Love the faux patina on your banner, and your coloring on that image is absolutely amazing!

  6. Hi Michelle : )

    LOVE this beautiful card!! your coloring is perfect! I would not have thought to print on kraft paper : ) I can't wait to try that!!

    I read the faux challenge and have been searching for some tutorials as well. I'm considering the faux postage one. I will see how that goes heehee

    Thanks a bunch fro stopping by my blog. I hope you WILL decorate your beautiful paper cottage with the change of seasons. It is an exceptional piece!!

    Have a great weekend!


  7. Absolutely gorgeous! I love your style!

  8. It looks awesome! I love your colouring too - so soft & pretty on the kraft!

  9. I finally got around to posting my faux challenge card. I invite you to stop by to see it especially because I have BLOG CANDY! at my blog all you need do to have a chance to win is leave me a comment

    Hope to see you there!


  10. This is adorable!! That image is so sweet and your faux patina is wonderful!!