Thursday, 22 April 2010

Ready-Steady-STAMP! Challenge 19




A card made for the latest Ready-Steady-STAMP! challenge. The background has been sponged with Distress Inks in Dusty Concord and Bundled Sage, then stamped with a flower stamp (by Tanda) also in Dusty Concord. Then I spread a very thin layer of gesso over, which has softened and toned it down. When it was dry, I stamped the flourish (by Stampin' Up) in black around the edges. The main image is a lovely new stamp by Crafty Individuals which I have stamped on a background of Dusty Concord and Victorian Velvet inks. The flower stamp is by ISC. I added the little 'memories' word (Tim Holtz), a couple of punched leaves and a grungeboard flourish that I had sprayed with Purple Pansy Glimmermist. The only way I could think of to use rubber was in the centre of the flowers - so I punched little circles from some excess rubber trimmed from a sheet of unmounted stamps!

18 comments:

Fiona said...

This is so pretty Angela. The flowers work so well and the rubber centres genius. I had the idea of using excess rubber from a stamp plate too but haven't been further inspired yet. The tea party stamp is lovely isn't it ?

craftytrog said...

Really lovely Angela! x

IsaNorris said...

Well done!!! this is a fantastic entry too!
thanks for playing
isa

Heavens2Betsy said...

This is so, so pretty. I'm going to try the gesso technique - looks fab! Thanks for calling by my blog and your lovely, encouraging comment x

Sid said...

What a very pastel effect you have achieved, great piece of art !

Hermine said...

Bautiful, very elegant

Christine said...

Beautiful card!

nefertiti said...

Really great work!!!lovely stamp and colours!!!bizz

Lesley said...

Beautiful Angela, and great use of the rubber! I was going to use some of my excess too but haven't decided quite how yet lol! xx

Trish said...

Such a lovely card!

Chris said...

This is beautiful Angela. The new DIs are gorgeous aren't they? I even bought the pink one!!! lol

Angelnorth said...

Great card, that tea party stamp is great fun and I love your layered stamping for the background!

P'tite Plume said...

Very beautiful! Great work!

Effie said...

Lovely card.

Sherry said...

A beautiful and elegant piece of art! Great use of the Gesso - that's what I had the most trouble with!

penny4thoughts said...

Beautiful piece! I love seeing how rubber is being used in this challenge - yours was a terrific idea!!

Shannon said...

I love this stamp and card you made using the Crafty Individuals stamp. I love their stamps so much not to mention that they are two of the nicest people I've ever encountered.

BTW, thanks so much for stopping by my blog recently and for your really kind words on my Stampotique Challenge submission. I always appreciate kind words about what I make, I guess we all do.

Netty said...

smashing piece. x