Sunday, 8 March 2009

Elzybells Challenge & new stash


This is my first go at the Elzybells Challenge. I've just bought some new Elzybells stamps (see below) so I thought I'd try the sketch set by Michelle.

So I decided to make a Mother's Day card for my Mum using the Flower Girl stamp. I coloured her in using a mixture of copics and watercolour pencils and paper pieced her dress to match the background paper. I added highlights of white gel pen and Crystal Stickles on her. In place of the stamped flowers, I added tiny Prima flowers to which I added Crystal Stickles and tiny gems. I cut the whole image out using rectangle nesties and then mounted on green and red card.

The papers are all by American Crafts. The long rectangular piece I mounted on American Craft cardstock. The polka dot orange horizontal piece I punched with my Fiskars daisy border punch and added a strip of sticky lace. Finally I put together 2 Prima flowers with Crystal Stickles and a tiny brad and added 2 Boss-kut swirls.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Elzybells); Copics; Watercolours; Paper (American Crafts); Assorted cardstock; Nesties; Boss-Kut; Flowers (Ebay); Brad (Woodware); Crystal Stickles; Tiny gems (from stash); White gel pen (Sakura); Daisy punch (Fiskars); Lacy sticky ribbon

So here is my recent (mainly Elzybells) new stash. I've been wanting some more nesties and loved the shape of the Labels sets so I bought one of those and then I bought a couple of the clear sets from Elzybells (they're just the cutest aren't they?) and 2 rubber ones- Girl with Flowers and In the Dog House. Can't wait to use them all!

9 comments:

Natalie said...

This is lovley Steph, I love the paper piecing. What great goodies too I cannot wait to see al your new creations. x

elizabeth said...

I love it!!

:D

Kathy said...

I love your card Steph! Seems like our creative minds were in synch as you're right, our cards turned out so similar! lol I love the way you used the baby primas for her flowers and the white gel pen for her highlights! Really pretty!

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card the papers and image are so sweet. Have a good Sunday

Debbie said...

Fabulous card Steph, I love your new stamp...you have coloured it beautifully. great papers and embellies too! Debbie x

LOUISE said...

Gorgeous card Steph, love the Elzybells stamp, and your papers are lovely and bright! Love your goodies you bought too! You will love using nesities, they are great. Lou x

Lesley said...

Your card is fab too Steph (we used the same stamp lol!) The Primas look fab! xx

Lesley said...

I have just seen on your profile that you have CFS/ME - I do too and find crafting a great help, I hope you do too xx

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

love your card and your Elzybells stamps, very cute :)