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Thursday, 9 April 2009

New Stamps - preview

This card is made as a sample, with new stamps from Hobby Art. They are lovely, and print out so well. The top image is the front and the lower image is the back of the card. I used violent violet stazon and coloured in with Sakura pens. I used the swiss dots folder for the Cuttlebug and stroked over with the violet pad, to highlight the dots, in order to echo those on the images. The card front is purple mirri board, (which is why it looks so dark in the scan) and I used the insert paper for the backer to the triple embossed piece. Do hope Jenny likes it when I send it to her. She has a new show, on Ideal World/Create&Craft, on 16th April at 11am, so I hope you will support her by watching, if you are able...
It also fits in nicely with the challenge at MMM - to use stripes or dots.!!

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Oriental "Thank You" 谢谢 xièxie Cards

This trio was done for a commission. They are "Thank You" cards for 3 young men who do Taiji Quan with me. I enjoyed doing them, using my new stamps from Lavinia, which I bought at the NEC recently. I used Adirondack Earthtones in butterscotch, red pepper and terracotta. The sun is by Hero Arts. I stamped the trees etc with versafine onyx black - a new pad colour to me, which I LOVE at the moment... it is just so juicy and black!! The sky is good old gum drop from Big 'n juicy. I really like the texture which comes from using the brayer, rollered over the torn paper hills. I think they will go down well with the lads!!