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

16 comments:

  1. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  6. 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

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

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

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  9. 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

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

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  11. 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

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  12. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at PTW!
    hugs!
    Sharon

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

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  14. I like the stamp. Good time for it!

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

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