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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Sunday Stampers wk 253, PAINT - Thursday 18th April

Hello Friends,

Thank you for your comments on my bag! I do love making these stamped bags and am thinking about creating a few for my next craft fair, which isn't until the autumn so no hurry :)

Yesterday, my mid-week day off was very busy, I didn't even get the time to share my desk on WOYWW...I was 'playing' with some Indigo Blu stamps, as we are going to be showing our group how to use gilding flakes in tonight's workshop - plus - I am going to be doing a demo day in Amy's shop using the flakes sometime soon. 

When I was making the cards, I decided to make my Sunday Stampers project for this week. Hels has given us the topic of Paints ..this card isn't the one I had in my head, for which I was going to use the distress paints I got at Ally Pally, instead I used the watercolours I got at the Tate Modern...a really cute little tiered pot, which you unscrew to reveal  24 gorgeous colours!

I started off with an A5 sheet of watercolour card, folded in half to make the 'blank, which I tore at the sides. The stamp I used is Indigo Blu's 'Anemone Corner' - except I really wanted red, so I disguised them as poppies!!!

I stamped them on to the card and then again on to a second sheet of watercolour. Using my paints, I coloured the whole of the first  image and just the flowers in the second, which I then cut out. Next I followed an Ali Reeve idea and tied some string around a block of wood, which I inked with Fired Brick and randomly stamped a background. I did the same on the square panel and used a Sam Poole stamp for the sentiment. The edges of the card and panel were all inked with Fired Brick.

I added the cut our flowers to give a little depth and also a die cut butterfly and some ribbon to finish off.

Thanks for stopping by!

Carole X


  1. Morning Carole

    A beautiful finished look.

    Love the idea of string stamping for the background and those torn edges.

    Have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

  2. Stunning card what a great Idea with the string .Melanie

  3. Good Morning Carol,
    Beautiful card I love all the little details you have created.
    I also love the idea of the "String" stamping.

    Patricia xxx

  4. Hi Carole, beautifyl creation, love the string stamping effect and the "poppies" are lovely.

    Wilma x x x

  5. Hi Carole, I love the way you made the anemones look like poppies! Love the gorgeous colour of the flowers and also your sting stamping. I was intrigued when Ali first did it too and may have to give this idea a go - yours looks so professional! Love your gorgeous card. Hugs, Anne x

  6. Morning Carole...just catching up on blogging since being away on've made some stunning creations and todays post is the background effect you done and those beautiful poppies


  7. You did a great job of disguising your anemones because as soon as I opened your post I thought how gorgeous the poppies were!! A great card - love what you did with the string. Christine xx

  8. Wow! Fab card Carole. Love this stamp & the beautiful, bright red colour you've used. Glad to see you're having fun with the indigo blu stamps.
    Looking forward to tonight's workshop!
    See you later
    Amy x

  9. Hi Carole,
    another superbly created card. Love the stamps and Ally's idea of the string. Wonderful colours used so vibrant.
    Very clever disguising the anemone stamp to look like poppies.
    Have a wonderful craft evening class.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. Hi, Your card is stunning and I love the sentiment on it!! x

  11. Love that pop of color and the dimension, just stunning! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  12. Fab card, great "poppies" the overall finished look....(Saw that tip from Ali Reeves) gives the card a "linen" background. Hugs..Denise x

  13. Gorgeous card Carole... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x