Monday, 5 October 2009

Don't worry...

...be happy! I found it impossible not to be singing in a Bobby McFerrin voice while working with this stamp set!

Trying something different here - I don't usually do "scrappy" cards. This one took long enough that I remember why and I'm not entirely convinced about the outcome but I thought I'd share anyway!

This is for Ready Steady Stamp Challenge 6 - I've been AWOL for a couple of challenges what with vacation and the enormous workpile that greeted me on my return but I was determined to get this one in before number seven goes up on Wednesday!

I used a couple of Grungeboard swirls for my masks as I didn't have anything to hand that's actually designed as a mask and I was too lazy to cut anything by hand!

The hearts are done with the rock n roll technique in two shades of pink (Salmon and Watermelon) and although the grey is minimal, it is there! (two shades of Copic on the B).

Isn't that crochet lace stamp lovely?! It was the reason I had to order this set and I think it looks really realistic embossed with white powder like this.

I pulled my usual stunt with the bee - stamp the head and legs onto the heart, then stamp the whole bee on another piece of paper and cut him out without trying to cut round the legs and antennae. Line up the cut out with the stamped head/legs and you'll have a perfect bee without trying to cut round those fiddly bits!

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Sweet Bee (Rummage Bin line)

Paper:
Smooth white
Black

Watercolour

Ink:
Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Versamark by Tsukineko
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Salmon and Watermelon, Juniper reinker used to spritz background)

Other:
Copic markers
Twill ribbon
Cardstock stickers (Heartwarming Vintage)
White embossing powder
Sewing machine and thread
Mini Mister
Spica glitter pen (clear - on the bee's wings)

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed the visit!

25 comments:

Kaz said...

Ooohh that's lovely Joanne, especially the stamp!! I love embossing in white on colour too. xx

Hels said...

This is a gorgeous card hun...I love it! The colours and the style are just perfect...loving that Challenge...may have to make some time to join in too LOL x

Boo said...

Really gorgeous card....

Kathy said...

oh wow, this is so lovely, Joanne - not your usual style, I think, but it just shows how a good crafter can change direction and still come up trumps

tracy said...

that stamp is georgous joanne,it really does look good embossed in white :)the card is great :)

kiki said...

fantastic card !
kiki :)

Hazel said...

Love the way you've done the bee (must remember that) and that lace stamp is gorgeous x

Paula said...

wow...love the design,I cant do these challenge for toffee but I love your take on it!

Lori Washburn said...

this is so cute Joanne~ I love all of the texture with the cardboard and the embossed trim. Just adorable! I really like the two toned heart also. Beautiful work!

Lori Washburn

JeanFB said...

*GASP!* Stunning, Joanne! Love everything!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is great, that lace stamp is so realistic and the bee idea is such a good one!

Lucy x

Julie said...

Oh, my, Joanne--this is gorgeous! Now you've got me wanting THIS set, too! What are you doing to me??? Well done!

Trish said...

A stunning card! I love the stamp too... uh-oh, they'll be sold out soon!
Thank you for sharing, it is a work of art, and we do appreciate it!

chocolat said...

very beautiful card!

Willy said...

What a beauty!

Lesley said...

Beautiful card, love the lace and the bee! xx

scrap-hil said...

Thank you for your commentary!
Your card is also very successful!
To soon!
Hil scrap-hil

Zoechaos said...

Lovely card and thanks for the tip about the Bee. Thank you for your kind comment over at my place.

Lorraine said...

like your card very elegant thanks for visiting my blog today

100drine said...

Magnifique ta carte, très classe, j'adore !!!!

Tova said...

beautiful ! I love how you worked the hearts !

Femmy said...

beautiful card!!!

Line said...

very beautiful creation with wonderful textures!

Elisa said...

Ohhhhh ! i love it !
thanks for playing.
Elisa

having a {me} day said...

This is fabulous, I love it. kxx