I stamped the image on a piece of paper from a vintage 1939 French Marie-Claire magazine. I love old paper. It has such nice texture; you just can't get that from new. I like stamping on unexpected surfaces where the background comes through, it's like creating a transparency, but without all the fuss. The tag is also vintage paper.
I've had some questions about how I color my stamped images so I thought I might answer them here. I use colored pencils. I like their transparency and blendability. I've drawn with colored pencils in the past and when I started stamping and cardmaking I reached for the tools I had on hand and that's pencils.
You can get some very nice results with inexpensive pencils, you really don't have to spend much, but my favorite (and what I use) are Caran D'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils. The trick to getting a soft even blend with a colored pencil is to build up your colors, starting with less and working in more color and shadow where needed. Use the side of your pencil point to color and blend not the point. Use a stub, or stump, to help you blend.
See ya' next year!
Paper—Vintage 1939 magazine paper, Graphic 45 Bohemian Floral, Folia, cardstock.
Stamps—Docrafts pampered pets poodle, Toga Bonne Année and swirl.
Dies—Die-namics rectangles and squares, Artemio tag.
Embellishments—Flower, ribbon, stick pins, metal corner.