Thursday, June 6, 2013

Henry & Harriet

I love that the new DarkRoom Door collage stamp is called Henry and Harriet.  They are posed for their portrait and they look so lovely in their finery.

The couple is framed in a house made using the numbers from the bottom of the stamp. 

The background is a corrugated cardboard with the top layer pulled off in areas to expose the underneath layer.  Smear white acrylic paint across the surface. Stamp the Corrugated Iron background stamp over the background using black ink.Stamp the script from the Vintage Office.  Add touches of paper tape around the edges. Die cut the clock from kraft paper. Distress with brown dye ink. Stamp the numbers from Home Sweet Home using black ink over the surface. Add touches of white paint to the clock frame. 

Stamp the Home Sweet Home sentiment using black ink on white cardstock. Distress with brown dye ink and ink up the edges with black ink. Cut into tag shape. Punch hole and add ribbon.  Assemble the collage and add button accents to the side.

I had fun creating this vintage scene with the sweet couple.  I colored the image with my STAEDTLER watercolor pencils. 

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. This stamp is great - but your idea for the house is FABulous! Love the roof!

  2. The stamp itself is great but how you've used it is just stunningly creative and brilliant, Suzz! LOVE IT!

    Claudia x

  3. Oh wow! I love this, Suzz. Your background is tattered and lovely. And I am on love with this stamp & your coloring. Just gorgeous.

  4. Amazing how you created their house!! Love this vintage art. We used to have a pair of ducks that landed in our pool every spring and we called them Henry and Harriet!! How fun!

  5. Fabulous Suzz, love the weathered clock behind the house. Love the warm vintage tones and he image is wonderful. Tracy x

  6. Absolutely gorgeous, the stamp is great and the house is fab
    Rosie x

  7. great names for this set Sue. I love the way you've drawn back the clock to make it look like curtains. (intentional or not!)

  8. gasp....oh this is wonderful, just wonderful.

  9. Hi Suzanne x what a fab make and I so love those stamps. Great use of the clock die too.

    TFS Annie x

  10. Fabulous! Love how you've colored them and the way you used the picture wheel die.

  11. This is absolutely stunning, Suzz! I love it!

  12. Gorgeous vintage creation!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  13. Oh wow that is a very cool project, great vintage feel, terrific layering!

  14. Boah, das ist excellent!
    Ein tolles Werk, was seinesgleichen sucht.
    Ein wunderschöner Hintergrund, so schöne Farben, einfach perfekter Vintage.

    Sophie xx

  15. What a brilliant make - the image is amazing to start with, but your little house and wonderful shabby layers make it really shine - big WOW!
    Alison x

  16. Phew, this is gorgeous Sue! The house is fabulous and beautifully coloured. Love the build up of shabby layers. Just totally stunning!

    Lesley Xx

  17. Love the project, and found lots of tips there. I was hoping to read about what you did to clock face and also what you used for the two round buttons? Was this cotton reel tops? I know how easy it is to miss out bits in a tutorial as lve done it myself! Could you please just email me on these two points tho? Would be most grateful! Thanks Denise x


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