Sunday, March 28, 2010

Flowers On Wood

One of my neighbours is a carpenter, and he gave me some veneer rests to use for stamping. This was my first attempt to use them. I stamped the image (by Stampington) with StazOn Jet Black onto the veneer, then tore the image (my cutting machine was not able to cut it exactly, so I preferred to tear it). The flourishes are created with my Spellbinders Nesties, and the dp is by Diane's Daughters.
What do you think about stamping on wood?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Who Can Resist Beautiful Poppies?

I have a problem with negative image stamps: I always fall in love with them suddenly but struggle hard with how to use them afterwards. So it was with this beautiful poppy negative stamp by Hero Arts. I love, love, LOVE poppies, so I couldn't resist this stamp, but then I found it difficult to create an interesting image with it. Here's what I came up with finally, and I am quite content with the result.
I first painted an old book page with a thin layer of gesso, dried it with the heat tool, then stamped the poppy image with Versamark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I sponged the whole image with green and red fluid chalks and wiped away the excess ink.
By the way, this card is for this week's Splitcoaststampers' Ways To Use Challenge - "Let's Celebrate", and the German sentiment on the card (by Stempelmeer) says "Congratulations".
Large flower punch by Nellie Snellen, little one and Flourish punch by EK Success. I used champagne Liquid Pearls for the little dot in the middle of the flower.

Monday, March 22, 2010

52 Bears for Cathy

Today's Splitcoaststampers' Featured Stamper is Cathy aka Mutnik - she's such a great and creative stamper, and one of the sweetest SCS ladies ever. Recently, she sent to me a smiling dog card (she drew the smiling dog herself, WOW!) and I still owe her a Thank You card for that. So this was the perfect opportunity to create a Mutnik-CASEd card for her!!
I CASEd this card by Cathy.
While Cathy used several inchie stamps, I used a single stamp by the German manufacturer StempelBar which contains all these bears. The bears on the stamp are drawn by the German "Bear Painter" Chris Schlag. If you have a second, take a glance at his website!
Cathy popped up one of the bears on her card - I did the same, but you can't see this very well on the photo (it's bear No.4 in the 4th row...). He's got a three-dimensional glossy nose, too, thanks to some Diamond Glaze. Some other bears have one single sparkling tooth - take a close look at the picture!
Cathy, if you like this card, it will go on its way to California!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

New Punch to Play With...

I wanted to play with my new Nellie Snellen flower punch today. It is a double punch for die-cutting and embossing, and I used it for the blue flowers on this card. The pink ones are punched with an EK Success punch and embossed after punching with a cuttlebug embossing folder.
The border punch is by Fiskars.
The flower stamp is by Autumn Leaves (Rhonna Farrer). The sentiment is by Stempelmeer and says "Congratulations". I used pink Memento ink.
I don't know the manufacturer of the dp, it's a Dutch one, this I know for sure.