Thursday, 4 January 2018

New stamps ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I’ve been playing with a new set of stamps along with my Distress paints and here is the end result …

A 15cm square card
It has some depth
All the lovely details
She is magnificent!
A final look, and you can see some of the sparkle too

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Country View Crafts Challenge Anything Goes 
Creatalicious Challenge #130 Anything Goes

Love to Scrap Challenge LTSCB #105 Anything Goes
Papercraft-Challenges #2 Happy New Year
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Something New: my die!

I have to warn you now that you will be seeing more of this stunning, beautiful, awe inspiring and magnificient image. I fell head over heals in love with this stamp set and had to purchase it in the January sales. It is gorgeous and it is going to be used a lot, a lot lot! For this first play I deliberately kept my project quite minimal because I wanted the ballerina to be star and I really need not have tried so hard because she is, it is as simple as that lol. I’ve not gone into my steps because it was an easy project to create I just used multiple mediums, as is my norm these days. If you have any questions just yell and I’ll answer. I have to go play with this stamp again and now lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Stamp &/ Stencil:
Visible Image stamps: Born to Perform stamp set
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; Tim Holtz Distress tool; water spray bottle

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Craft UK 150mm square Kraft card
Stampin’ Up patterned paper – a gift from a special friend – thank you!
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Tim Holtz Distress paints: Barn Door; Scattered Straw
Versafine ink pad: black
Clear embossing powder
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Icicle Creek Starburst spray: Icy Primrose Gold
Wild Orchid Crafts: Hip roses
Versamark IP
Collall 3D glue gel
Collall all purpose glue


crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card love the beautiful silouette embossed stamp and great effect with the curled corners---Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft
Carol DT x

Cara said...

Great make, Visible Image do some amazing stamps don't they x

Jane France said...

Stunning card Karen, I love the ballerina stamp. Thank you for joining in the artistic stamper challenge.x

Macimbalo said...

Gorgeous creation! Love that stamp and your watercoloring too! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge!

Kylie said...

I love all the colours and texture you have managed here. The backgrounds are gorgeous and I love that silhouette! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Sandra said...

Such a cute card, the ballerina looks amazing. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Mandy said...

Wonderful card Karen! The image is beautiful & your painted background is fabulous.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

Delicate card ! Thank you so much for sharing your work with us at The Artistic Stamper
WIshing you good luck to win beautiful stamps !

Beate Rauer said...

so lovely colors!Thanks for joining us at papercraft-challenges and good luck! Hugs,Beate

Shuly said...

Such an elegant stamp! Are you a dancer yourself? You did a great work with the distress too! I'm glad u shared at Love to Scrap!

rachel said...

Gorgeous use of the ballerina stamp Karen - really fabulous! Love that little floral bouquet too! Thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges this month and good luck!!! Hugs rachel xx

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional wishes” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…