Tuesday, 30 March 2010

One of my first stamps!

This poor stamp has been tucked away for a very long time..... I bought it when I first decided I would start stamping..- bought it, looked at it and until today it's never seen any ink! It's called Floral Collage and is made by 'Stamps Happen'.

I coloured the image with promarkers (even the background 'cos like a fool I'd stamped it onto bright white card.....lol). After tearing the edges I used a mixture of Antique Linen distress ink and Dove Grey stazon around the torn sides and then mounted it onto card that I think Lawrence Llewellyn Bowen had a hand in designing. (Do you remember him - he painted walls and ceilings the most dreadful colours and used MDF everywhere!)
The paler background paper is by Artylicious.
I re stamped the dragonfly and coloured it then highlighted with glossy accents before 3d'ing it. (Please click on the picture to view it full size to give honest opinions about my colouring in and shading!)
Button (which is a sumptuous sludgy green and doesn't show up very well on the pic) and flower from my stash.

Now for the challenges -
Tuesday Taggers - Bugs. This week's challenge here is sponsored by The Craft Barn - go visit!
Passion for Promarkers - 2 images (which I did with my dragonfly layering!)
Papertake Weekly - Open theme
Charisma Cards - Spring


PetraB said...

This is a really lovely stamp, really lukcy that it 'resurfaced' (lol). Love all the little details especially the dragonfly, and your colouring looks very natural. Petra.

Sally H said...

Its a beautiful stamp and an elegant bug! This is one stunning card, Viv. Thanks for joining us at TT this week!

mommabear said...

Wonderful card such deyail

PatR said...

Fabulous card and such a lovely stamp, just perfect for the TT challenge. Thanks for joining us this week.
Pat xx

Zoechaos said...

A very pretty card, love your colouring and the little layered dragonfly. Thank you for bugging us at TT this week.

Michele said...

Oh love your pretty card. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Ida / Little said...

Oh I love the stamp you have used, very nice! :) Thanks for joining us at PfP this week and a happy Easter to you!

Hugs Ida

Clarky J said...

Wow viv that stamp has been waiting for this fabulous project!! thanks for Bugging with us this week at TT x

Vee said...

A really pretty Spring card, Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Michelle said...

It was well worth brushing off and using for your entry this week viv thanks for joining us with such a great entry
x michelle

Emma said...

Such a pretty card and gorgeous colours.
Thank you for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Viv, what a pretty card. The image is very detailed and I love your colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at PTW!

Teri said...

Fabulous project hun - love it!
Thanks for playing at Tuesday Taggers this week.
Teri x

nancy said...

I like the stamp. Good time for it!

Mary said...

That is a lovely stamp - glad you brought it out of retirement! Thanks for playing along with Corrosive Challenges!