Sunday, 19 July 2009

Ready, steady - stamp!

Most of my UK readers will know the TV show Ready Steady Cook! There's a new fortnightly challenge blog with the same kind of format but we're not cooking, we're stamping! Each challenge features a "recipe" of five items and our stamping project must include all five items, just like the cooks must combine their five ingredients to make a meal in the cookery show.

Here's the (bilingual!) list of ingredients for the first challenge. Cute is outlawed at RSS so my only domestic cat stamp was out (it's a cartoon one wearing a Santa hat) and my dogs were borderline so I decided to head for the savannah and find myself some big game!

I didn't want to vandalise a book so I printed off some encyclopaedia information (from Wiki) about leopards to use for the faux batik background, making it a three column format so it would be more like the real deal. It's stamped and clear embossed with a harlequin background stamp, covered heavily with Brilliance Coffee Bean and then just lightly with Graphite Black before being ironed to remove the embossing.

My third brad is a bit difficult to see as it's black on black but it is there - down at the bottom left.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Cheetah (Leopard) Profile (Saturday Evening Post line)
Textured Harlequin Backgrounder
Everyday Petites (Mona Lisa Moments line)

Paper:
Premium weight copy paper
Simply Smooth (CHF)
Black

Ink:
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Coffee Bean, Graphite Black)
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Pitch Black)

Other:
Tag Trio dies by Spellbinder
Copic markers
Brads
Krylon leafing pen (Pale Gold)
Gold thread

Fun challege (although the brads gave me a hard time!) - thanks girls!

Thanks for stopping by, hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Je sais qu'il ya beaucoup de participantes françaises pour les challenge RSS - si vous voulez me laisser un commentaire, mais vous n'aimez pas le faire en Anglais, s'il vous plaît n'hésitez pas à le dire en Français! Je ne le parle pas bien, mais c'est OK pour la compréhension de commentaires court. Merci de votre visite!

35 comments:

tracy said...

he's very handsome indeed :)

Paula said...

simply 'WOW'

Janice said...

Fantastic! Faux batik sounds interesting, I know what you mean about vandalising books, I find it hard to tear pages out, even when they are old books I don't want.

Kathy said...

Wonderful, the colours, the image, the background - love it all

kiki said...

wow !! fantastic !
wonderful image, beautiful faux batik ... sorry for the brads (lol !!) it was my idea !
kiki :)

Gez said...

Truly gorgeous Joanne...xx

Kaz said...

Oh that's just amazing Joanne. Well done you on all five ingredients, I'd have to cheat!!

Chris said...

Ooohhhh I love this. Big cats are my favourite and the colouring is superb.

Chris F said...

Love the leopard - he looks so regal.
your composition is great too.
Chris F

IsaNorris said...

great take on the challenge !! thanks for playing
isa

Jenny Gropp said...

Wonderful creation-- that BIG cat is amazing!

AngelaC said...

Fabulous! That cat stamp is so gorgeous.

Tova said...

so beautiful creation !!

Kinglake said...

The big cat is lovely xx jo xx

KAT said...

This is stunning! I found the challenge from another blog and thought it was very interesting... Love all the "rules" because it really makes you stretch! I think I'll give it a try next time!

Sue said...

Love your take on the "ingredients"!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Super Fantastic Joanne!! Love your CAT of choice!!

lottie said...

It is just beautiful and the leopard looks almost regal doesn't it - so aloof.

I bet it is really touchy feeling and lovely in real life with the embossing

Karen said...

Oh Joanne!!! I WANT IT!!!!! Its absolutely beautiful...I love cheetahs X

having a {me} day said...

This is beautiful! I adore the harlequin background and the leopard. katxx

Line said...

the leopard make a fantastic effect!

Anonymous said...

Superb card, the tiger is indeed very beautiful! I adore!
Thank you for your small commentary!
To soon
Hil scrap-hil

craftytrog said...

A fabulous card! x

Elisa said...

Rhoooooo ! is beautiful !
Thanks for playing.
Elisa

Traceyr said...

Fantastic Joanne. Even the whiskers on the leopard look real.

You always do such inspiring cards and creations.

:)

Lorraine said...

nice work..like the tag to the right..thanks for visiting my blog

Cath said...

Cette carte est superbe... Le félin lui donne au air très classe...
Bravo et bonne continuation

cardesque said...

This is a stunning card Joanne - I love it!

Neet said...

Love your "cat" - he is coloured in beautifully. Wish I had thought of those diamonds, a great way to do this technique.

nefertiti said...

So beautiful card!!i love your "big" cat!!!!!
Great work!

P'tite Plume said...

Very fantastic and magnificent card!

Zoechaos said...

Georgous the leopared sits so well on the page it looks like he is about to walk out. Fantastic.

Juls said...

absolutly stunning! the image is amazing! Love this!

alcoholinky said...

gorgeous. fabulous colouring, he leaps out at you!

Lesley said...

Sorry I am late visiting - been a bit poorly! I think your cat is great! xx