Thursday, 2 April 2009

The second challenge is over at A Spoon Full of Sugar and this wonderful sketch by Lim, I really enjoyed doing it! I'm still trying to get through all my Easter card orders so this is another one using that gorgeous Penny Black stamp I bought at the weekend.

So here is my entry. The stamp is Penny Black coloured with watercolour pencils and highlights added with Crystal Stickles and cut out with nesties. The papers are all Cosmo Cricket bought at the weekend and mounted on assorted cardstock. I punched out flowers using a medium flower punch and added little gems. The sentiment is Pink Petticoat.

The 3rd challenge for today is a sketch over at Sketch and Stash Challenge where you can add sentiments and embellishments where you like. I thought I'd go for a different kind of look and experiment with my new stamps.

So here is my take on the sketch. I'm using my new watercolour stamps I bought at the weekend where you create your own image basically. The stamps are meant to be accompanied by a DVD but I thought "I don't need that!" Turns out it does need a bit of practice and I think there's alot of room for improvement!!! I tried a couple of techniques but ended up using brush markers on the stamp and then spritzed with water and watercolour pencils. I think it turned out OKish. Papers are by Laura Ashley and Papermania, cut out with nesties and mounted on assorted cardstock. Sentiment is Pink Petticoat.

Crafty stash used: Stamp (Art Impressions); Brush markers; Watercolour pencils; Ink pads; Paper (Laura Ashley & Papermania); Nesties; Assorted cardstock; Sentiment (Pink Petticoat); Ribbons (Laura Ashley); Flowers (Ebay); Tiny gems (Joanna Sheen)

Have a great weekend. My sis and I are taking my Mum to see Lionel Richie on Sunday so we hope we'll be able to enjoy ourselves though suspect there will be alot of tears as his songs always tug at the heart a bit x


Riet said...

wowww Steph,what a beautiful cards ,l love the stamps.

hugs Riet.x

Tricia said...

I really like your cards! your take on ICS sketch this week ROCKS. That paper is awesome!!!

Dena said...

These are both beautiful cards. I love the colors on the first one, so bright and pretty.

Pearl said...

very pretty card creations here !

Thanks for joining in the fun with ICS this week !

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards Steph. I love the image you have used, and its a great take on the sketch.
Thank you for joining in the Sketch and Stash this week.
Cathy xx

Becky said...

What a fabulous card, I love how you've used the sketch Steph. I love the effect of the watercolouring, it looks so professional!
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx

LOUISE said...

Wow Steph, these cards are lovely. Loving your flower images, and the papers are just perfect. Glad to see you are putting your nesties to very good use. Lou x

Kelly said...

Wow Steph, these are such awesome cards. I love the stamps you used and the colours you chose to work with! kel x