Friday, 24 September 2010

Thousand years waiting

Not been in  a crafting mood of late so havent been making much other than the cards required for swaps. but I'm in the sort of mood that means I'm not happy with anything I make. So when I had a birthday swap to make for I turned to a beautiful stamp in hope of inspiration.  This has to be one of my favourite stamps at the moment It is called "a thousand years waiting" and is from Ching-Chou Kuiks fantasy art collect at Sweet Pea stamps. I just love the image and feel it doesn't need much to set it off as the stamp is the star! I have entered it in the 1st challenge on the new In a sweet pea dream challenge blog
On this card,  for a forum friends birthday (hiya Lesley hope you liked it) I coloured the stamped image with copics. Used a japanese sentiment stamp and paper to compliment the colours in the kimono. Hope my desire to get stamping perks up soon as I have so many stamps waiting to be inked and I really cant justify buying any more until I start using what I already have. Why is it even when the mojo is missing the desire to buy yet more stash never goes!  

Friday, 10 September 2010

Plain and simple Gorjuss girl

Here's something completely different for me. No multiple layers, no ribbons or pearls and not a bit of bling! I've had craft card in my stash for ages but never thought about stamping directly onto it until I saw a gorgeous example on Judys Crafty moments blog (make sure you have a look Judys cards are wonderful )
So thought I would give it a go. The image is stamped with stazon and coloured with prisma colour pencils and sansador. Edged the card using a fine liner to add faux stitching and a plain and simple sentiment .
Ok I admit I just had to a add a teeny tiny embellisment of a few "pearls" using a viva decor gloss gel pen. Many thanks to Judy for the idea 

Thursday, 2 September 2010

a birthday bouquet

I love this wee cheerful teddy stamp from LOTV (He is such a handy stamp and I've used him for lots of differant types of cards) This time he is saying Happy birthday to Victoria over on CT forum. 
The paper is from a gorgeous new Prima pad I bought from Quixotic Paperie. I just love the soft colours so accented them by using complimentary colours in the bouquet using promarkers and then matted the stamped image on 4 shades of orange and green
The image is stamped onto my new favourite cardstock (digital card from craftwork cards its amazingly smooth and an absolute dream to colour on)

The image was cut using a Nellie Snellen scalloped square die Well if Im honest it was cut and then oops! the craft knife slipped when I was trying cut round some of the flowers and I had to cut away the top layer of scallops while trying not to decapitate the flowers and then layered the whole thing onto another die cut sqaure which still had all its scallops attached! Bit of a salvage maneovere but I didnt want to waste the image after spending an age colouring him in. Quite like the effect in the end with the flowers extended up over the scallops so a bit of a happy accident . The card was finished with a craftwork card sentiment diecut, a bow,a pin and some glass pebbles.  I have linked him to the challenge over on passion for promarkers as the theme this week is teddies