Indie Bloom + Old Feedsack Fabric

When I first saw the new Hero Arts and BasicGrey Indie Bloom stamps they somehow reminded me of a Japanese painting that I saw at the Tokyo National Museum. And, that’s what I was thinking about when I colored them, too.

I happily sent in my samples to Jackie — the founder and Creative Director of Hero Arts. But, she didn’t get the Japanese connection — instead, she said they reminded her of old feedsack fabric.

Well, she must have been right! See that swatch of fabric up there in the corner? Well, that’s a Vintage Feedsack Deco Tape from Katrina at Pugly Pixel! She made them from feedsack scraps. Maybe I was subconsciously channeling it? I downloaded them ages ago and have loved them ever since! (Thanks so much, Katrina.)

No matter what it reminds me of, I have to say that I love this new line! It’s so easy to use one of my favorite techniques: stamping on patterned paper. I stamped the flowers and leaves on scraps of patterned paper by BasicGrey. (Don’t ask me what lines they are from — I made this card before coordinating Indie Bloom paper was available. I did try to match the colors in the line, tho.) The paper is actually smooth — the texture is printed on the paper. Then I went in and added shading with colored pencils.  So simple but it looks so neat, doesn’t it? BasicGrey includes papers like this in most of their 6×6 paper packs. Love it.

I’ve got one more card from this line to share with you tomorrow — can’t wait! And! These stamps will be coming to the Hero Arts shop on Thursday — woo!

Hope you have a great day,

19 Replies to “Indie Bloom + Old Feedsack Fabric”

  1. So pretty, Lisa! I love your style!

  2. LOVE these colors! Such a gorgeous card!

  3. Wow! Those flowers look amazing, Lisa! Love the texture and the beautiful way you’ve added some shading! Hugs! :)

  4. So beautiful.

  5. lovely card Lisa! luv the coloring, so intriciate and fun, the colors pop!

    C :)

  6. barbara lassiter says:

    Oops! I remember the feedsack material! My grandmother always made lots of aprons from feedsacks with great big pockets to carry whatever she needed! This is a neat card and I’ll have to look at the Indie Bloom line from Hero Arts and Basic Grey more closely!
    Thanks for sharing and I hope your knee is better!

  7. Your flowers look so beautiful! Love the shading!

  8. Adorable flowery card! I love the texture in your colouring – just like fabric ;)
    Hope your knee is well on the mend! Rx

  9. These papers and stamps are on my gotta have ’em list…thanks for inspiring me! Hope your knee is feeling better every day!

  10. Gorgeous card, Lisa!

  11. Hi Lisa I really like this card and the way you did the flowers! I like to stamp on the patterned paper too but I usually emboss. I would love to see how you used pencils to shade it! :>

  12. love the vibrant colors. beautiful card, Lisa!

  13. Oh this is gorgeous, Lisa! Love the soft stamping on the background and your flowers and leaves look amazing!

  14. Gorgeous card and gorgeous color combo! Makes me want to get these stamps even more.

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  16. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS….Love the way you are displaying your cards!!!

  17. SHUT UP!!!

  18. the flowers have such nice texture from the papers you used! this is the set that i want too!

  19. Oh, this is so, so pretty!!! I need this stamp NOW! Such vibrant colors!

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