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Saturday, February 27, 2010

pink poppy

I really love this Hero Arts large poppy!

I used versamark to stamp the woodgrain block. The nestability label has been stamped with text-style background stamp from Papertrey.

Stamps: engraved poppy, woodgrain block (Hero Arts), Text-style, Everyday classics (Papertrey)

Inks: versamark, tuxedo black, bamboo leaves, rich cocoa (Memento)

Accessories: nestabilities, copic markers, Pure Luxury Gina K cardstock.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Kitchen Sink Stamp Challenge #22

LILY AND BUTTERFLY
Faux patterned paper

For this card I used the masking technique. The lilies and butterfly have been stamped with Multi-step stamps from Kitchen Sink Stamps.

The white cardstock has been distressed with Scattered straw Distress Ink.

The green cardstock is Pure Luxury Wild Asparagus from Gina K.
Stamps: Multi-step lily, the sentiment is from 3-step roses, 3-step butterfly (Kitchen Sink Stamps)
Ink: I used a mix of Memento, Palette and Distress Inks

Cardstock: Pure Luxury Ivory and Wild Asparagus (Gina K)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Waltzingmouse blog hop

This is my first blog hop ever! I have two cards for the waltzingmouse stamps blog hop
In both cards I created my own patterned paper with Waltzingmouse stamps.
Stamps: Off beat backgrounds, vintage circles, the butterfly is from Hero Arts (Antique Engravings) and it's been coloured with Copic markers.
Inks: Desert Sand, Bamboo leaves, pear tart, Tuxedo Black (Memento), scattered straw and tea dye (Distress Inks)
Accessories: bazzill cardstock, nestabilities, blending tool, summer sunrise ribbon (PTI), lace corner punch (Fiskars)

In this card I used one of the two circle stamps released this month by Waltzingmouse stamps. The main circle and the decorative corner stamps are very elegant and I paired them with some elegant roses (from Flourishes).

Stamps: Faux Fun circles (Waltzingmouse stamps), the roses are from the "calendar set" (Flourishes)

Inks: lemon tart (the stamp was previously inked with berry sorbet ink and stamped off), both inks are from Papertrey (Palette inks). Rose bud, pear tart and tuxedo black (Memento). The corners were stamped with Raw Sienna (Palette) and I outlined it with a gold spica pen (the glittery effect doesn't show in the picture).

Accessories: butterfly punch, peel-off stickers (borders), inverted scallop nestabilities, summer sunrise ribbon (Papertrey).


Now, continue the blog hop to ANTJE's blog.



Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Pink pansies - Kitchen Sink Challenge


I have another card for the Kitchen Sink challenge #22 (faux patterned paper).
This time I used one of my favorite Kitchen Sink sets (multi-step pansies).
I wanted to use some paint spots, so I used one of the stamps in the Hibiscus set (step 5 - largest flower). I only inked the top half of the stamp to create some tiny dots.
Stamps: Multi-step pansies (Kitchen Sink Stamps)

Inks: Memento and Palette

Accessories: peel-off stickers (corners) colored with permanent markers, clear peel-off stickers (borders), half peals.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Silhouette grass


The background has been blended with Distress Inks.
All the stamps are from Hero Arts, except for the sentiment (Papertrey)

Stamps: Antique engravings, Silhouette grass (Hero Arts), Out on a limb (Papertrey)
Inks: Distress Inks (Broken China, Marigold, scattered straw, peeled paint, burlap), tofee (versafine), tuxedo black (memento)

Accessories: jute, dimensional dots, Copic markers

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I LOVE this flower


For the background I used Basic Greys patterned paper (distressed light pink paper) and my new Verve stamps. It was a long time that I wanted some Verve stamps to create backgrounds... now I have them :)
The flower is from Papertrey (Friends 'till the end) and it has been coloured with Copic markers.

Stamps: Friends till the end (Papertrey), accent notes (Verve Stamps)
Inks: Hibiscus (Papertrey), Tuxedo black (Memento)

Accessories: Peel-off stickers for the card border, Basic Greys pink paper, hibiscus satin ribbon (Papertrey), Gina K Pure Luxury cardstock, Copic markers.

Kitchen Sink Stamp Challenge #22

I made a card for the new KSS challenge #22. I only used stamps to create my own patterned paper.

I was inspired by a picture with orange and purple flowers.

Stamps: 3-step Daisies (Kitchen Sink Stamps)

Inks: Memento and Distress inks

Accessories: Martha Stewart border punch, half pearls, clear spica pen to add some glitter (but you cannot see it in the picture), peel off stickers around the card borders.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Hydrangea

Recently, I tried out this color combo (purple and yellow) and I think that it's quite good!

The text background is from Papertrey, the dotted background is from Hero Arts.
The nestability label is from Waltzingmouse stamps and the hydrangeas and sentiment are from There She Goes.

The flowers and can have been coloured with Copic markers.

Stamps: Text-style (Papertrey), Garden of friends (There She Goes), Dots and Flowers (Hero Arts), Very vintage labels 5 (Waltzingmouse stamps).

Ink: Lemon tart (Papertrey), Grape Jelly, Sweet Plum (Memento)

Accessories: satin ribbon, Gemstone cardstock (Colorcore), Sweet Corn and Pure Luxury white cardstock (Gina K).

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Engraved Poppy - woodgrain background

I seem to be addicted to this poppy from Hero Arts.

Stamps: Engraved poppy, woodgrain design block (Hero Arts), the sentiment is from Poppy Patch (Flourishes)

Inks: tuxedo black (memento), sepia (versafine), distress ink peeled paint (to tone down the green cardstock)

Accessories: nestabilities, ribbon (new leaf - Papertrey), Copic markers, kraft cardstock (Gina K)