Friday, 28 November 2008
Thursday, 27 November 2008
Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Sunday, 16 November 2008
Once we moved to England, I didn't forget Elzybells! I looked up the Elzybells site and HAD to purchase some of the stamps for my very own! I love that I can purchase these stamps as unmounted, as almost all of my rubber stamps are off their wooden mounts (a great space saver!).
I've been very busy making Christmas cards lately, and Elzybells have taken centre stage in my card designs. You can see that I used this same watercoloured image in a previous blog creation.
Thursday, 13 November 2008
I tried both whisper white cardstock and watercolour paper for the image, which was stamped in black pigment ink and embossed with fine detail powder. The above card is with watercolour paper. The watery paint is absorbed more easily and creates a more subtle and sophisticated final image. Corrections can more easily be made by adding water or rubbing off stray colour.
I am really pleased with results. Although the Basic Grey paper is not exactly traditional Christmas stock, I think it does something special to bring out the wonder of this Elzybell's image. This will be one of the cards going to some of my stamping friends.
Monday, 10 November 2008
This is another example of the same card, with the Stampin' Up! sentiment on the front and other messages on the back of the tag.
Friday, 7 November 2008
The Inkadinkado image was stamped and embossed in gold. The wreath was coloured with a marker in green and embossed with clear. I used a versa mark pen to add several dots and sprinkled a cranberry red embossing powder onto the wreath. When heated, the dots looked like glimmering holly berries.
I tore a piece of paper to use as a mask to look like a snow bank behind the reindeer. I inked up a brayer with Brocade Blue SU craft ink and rolled it across the image.
Wednesday, 5 November 2008
Stampers of England
The group is a wonderful place to chat about stamping and paper crafting and about life in general. We also provide inspiration, motivation, links, information, resources, and more. This is definitely a wonderful sisterhood of stampers.
We are looking for more stampers or paper crafters living in England so that we have the numbers to do swaps and mingles of cards, ATCs and other paper crafts. We also host monthly challenges and card/ATC lotteries.
We'd love to have you stop by and join up!
Kathryn the Teawife
List Mom of Stampers of England