Friday, 18 February 2011
Today I bring you Joy !
Well, the stamp is Joy from the Sugar Nellie Adorables collection anyway ! I can't think of a better name for these sweet images as they really are adorable, I knew I had to have the full collection as soon as I saw them.
I decided to use the sketch from the Craft Mad and Loving it weekly sketchie challenge over on Craftbubble for my layout, with the added bonus that I can enter my card for the challenge. The theme is flowers and there are certainly quite a few on my card.
The image was coloured with Lettraset Aqua Markers - I'm getting more used to them now that I've coloured a few images with them, but I do have to say that I still prefer my Promarkers and Copics. It's good to try out new techniques and styles though, and I shall persevere with the Aquas and try to learn to love them !
The background layer is embossed with flowers and I matted the floral bp on to a scrap of card before attaching. The image was cut out using a plain oval nestie and added over a scalloped oval layer cut with a just slightly larger die than the plain oval, so that just a tiny bit of the pink scalloped layer shows around the edge of the image.
The tiny butterflies were created with my Nellie Snellen punch and emboss set and I added pink Waco Pearlmaker pen for the bodies. The pink flower gems I bought recently at a craft fair as well as the pretty sparkly pink ribbon and the sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly.
Tomorrow I'm heading up to Accrington for the weekend to attend a workshop run by Dark Room Door Stamps at Topaz Crafts. The excitement is rising I can tell you as I am meeting up with a few on-line crafting buddies for the weekend and it promises to be an absolute Hoot !!! I'm sure there will be piccies to share with you at a later date - and maybe a few that are not for sharing !!!!