Sunday, 27 November 2011

SWEETPEA STAMPS

I am lovely being on the Sweetpea DT and have been enjoying going through my Sweetpea collection of stamps.  I love having so many lovely stamps and  can chose the one that inspires me on that particularly day. 

For my first project I have used a fabulous stamp from Anna Marine called  Trick Me Once or available as one of four stamps on  Sheet 1, Plate 141.


I chose to kept to the green's and neutral's to reflect the IRISH theme of the stamp but I think she would look good any colour!


Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: SWEETPEA -  Trick Me Once
Papers used: Bo Bunny

Medium:
Copics/S Noir pens
Prisma and Polychromo pencils
Black roller ball pen
White gel pen
Sukura gel pens

Papers:
As above - all others Crafters Companion

Dies used:
Spellbinders
Embellishments:
Petaloo flowers and embellishment
Faux brads

CARD 1 - Challenges I'm entering this into  
2 Sisters - Holiday (St Patricks Day)
Hiding in My Craft..... - Any Holiday (")
Secret Crafters - Borders and Flowers
Sweet Stamping - Punches/Dies
Less is more - a bit of bling

For my next project I used  Rachel Anderson's Sunrise also available on stamp plate - sheet 2, plate 111

CARD 2
For this card I wanted to try to achieve a watercolour wash effect for the background.  Have to admit I found it a lot harder than I thought to achieve.  Sometimes the simple effects are the hardest to achieve.   I used a blending pen to take out some of the colour giving a more subdued look.



Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Sweetpea - Rachel Anderson's Sunrise
Papers used: Bo Bunny
Medium:
Copics and S Noir pens
Spica glitter pens
Black roller ball pen
White gel pen

Papers:
As above
All others Crafters Companion

Dies used:
Spellbinders
Marianne
Embellishments:
3d Stickers - Butterflies
Brads
Pearls
Bow

Card 2 - Challenges I'm entering this into  
Prairie Fairy - Anything fall
Inspire me Fridays - Anything
Mami Doodles - Fairy tales are real
Wags and Whiskers - Angel or Fairy
Crafty Purple Frog - For someone special

My next project features Renee Biertempfel's Oceania  and available on Sheet 1, Plate 144.  Check out these stamps - she has created some wonderful backgrounds and I have been playing around with ways to achieve something similiar - unfortunately can't find where I put them!

I have to say in this photo she does look as if she has a black eye but this I think is due to the fact you are only seeing a partial eye!


Techniques:
USED:
Stamps: Sweetpea - Renee Biertempfel's Oceania
Papers  used:  Dies to die for
Medium:
Copics and S Noir pens
Stickles glitter
Prisma and Polychromo pencils

Papers:
As above
All others Crafters Companion

Dies used:
Spellbinders 
Embellishments:
Pearls
Flowers
Gems
Die cut leaves
Best wishes,
Card 3 - Challenges I'm entering this into challenges