Thursday, 10 September 2009

Layered stamping

Challenge 103 on No time to stamp? is to overstamp a sentiment over other stamping - something that's also called for on 365 day 175: Stampin' Saturday - layered stamps.

As no patterned paper has been used for this card, I'm linking for PaperPlay challenge 34.

The background paper is BG porcelain - various shades of pink - beautiful in itself. I stamped randomly on to this using a favourite Dawn Bibby stamp that has swirls and dots - I love using this stamp for backgrounds - which is why I'm linking for this week's Stamp Something: favourite stamp. I used Versamark so that it showed, but just like a watermark effect (Alphabet challenge blog W is for ... watermark), so that I could then stamp the sentiment over it and emboss with detail silver. I'm disappointed that the scan doesn't show the silver embossing too well - hope I might be able to replace with a photo tomorrow (flash one wouldn't do any better this evening). Neither do the little pink gems in the middle of the flowers and at the ends of the swirls show up too well on the scan.

On CBC challenge CBCC103 is Versamark, so I'm showing this card there as well.

Silly me!!

I found this sketch on Just Magnolia and thought it was a good one to do and then had a look through stamps ... did a few other things ... came back to it and totally forgot that it was a Magnolia sketch and that I should have used a Magnolia stamp - I'm obviously not linking, but still felt I wanted to acknowledge the sketch that I used:



The papers used on this card are BG sugared and the stamped image is Penny Black 'tea cozy' coloured in with Copics.

It covers these challenges:

Penny Black
Saturday challenge 65: hearts desire
Secret Crafter Saturday calleng 48e: hearts and flowers
Copic Creations 11: your favourite Copic colour combination
Paperminutes 79: coffee or tea
Cute Card Thursday 77: strawberry mint julep - use pink and green
Wednesday stamper: open theme
Cute Daisy May: pink and ...
Pollycraft 23: furry friends (animals)

Basic Grey 3: Inspirational Challenge

The challenge for week 3 on BG is: Inspirational Challenge, taking inspiration from this photo:



I used a variety of BG papers from wisteria, lily Kat, porcelain and urban prairie. The layers of the flower were cut with nestabilities and edged with various chalk inks:

Technology and bling

Today's challenge (day 194) on 365 is 'Imagine this: technology'.

The background paper is English Paper Company, I've added a variety of sticky ribbons, crystal tattoos and mobile die cut with dymo messages.

I used sketch 6 from Delightful Sketches (my first time there):



The card is also for the following challenges:

Pile it on 14: birthday
ABC: D is for die cuts (the mobile phone)
Our Creative Corner: 'stars and stripes forever' (the stars aren't too obvious, but they are there!)
Gingersnap Creations 22: bling (my first visit here)
Paper Blooms: B.L.I.N.G! (also my first visit here)
3 clovers 30: 'A letter or letters, but not a word' (hope the txtspk qualifies for this)
Kaboodle 13: using charms (the two shoes)
How much is too much? 114: bling, bling!