Saturday, 7 May 2011

1 sketch + 1 colour combo = 2 cards!

Hiya!

I had a chance to play with some more of my new goodies today and when I saw the Waltzingmouse sketch I knew I had to play with my new Doily stamps - oh so pretty! I combined the sketch with the Colour Q challenge this week and ended up making two cards - one where I got carried away with my more-is-more style {grin!} and the other a CAS card (very unusual for me!).


For this one I stamped the background with the detailed doily stamps using Tangerine Tango ink then sponged around the edges with Daffodil Delight and Tangerine Tango inks. I then embossed the whole panel with the PTI Linen and Canvas impression plate. I sewed some lace trim to this piece (sewing machine still getting the better of me at times... grrr!). The greeting is from a retired SU hostess set and I combined it with two stamps from the Labels 18 collection from Waltzingmouse and die-cut with the coordinating nestie shape. I added some paper flowers that I dyed using Tempting Turqouise ink and topped it off with a heart-shaped button. I couldn't resist added a couple of pearls to the corners as well!

And now for the clean & simple one...


I again used my doily stamps, but this time the more open one - I stamped the image on watercolour paper using Peach Parfait ink then coloured with a Daffodil Delight marker and aqua brush. For the top one I also stamped a smaller doily in the centre (rock and rolled with Peach Parfait and Tangerine Tango ink). The sentiment (from Curly Cute) was stamped on a vellum strip with Versamark and Tempting Turqouise ink then embossed with clear EP. I added some sticky strip to the top and bottom then dipped in glitter. I added a dyed paper flower with a button in the centre to finish. I really wanted to add something to the top right corner but couldn't make anything work so I left it... Hmmm...

So - which one do you prefer?? I love my vintage-style one but I enjoyed making both - good to challenge yourself every now again!

Thanks for stopping by...

x Amy x

11 comments:

Debgem said...

They're both absolutely gorgeous. I think the doily stamps are superb. And for me, I think my favourite is the more "clean and simple" look - it's stunning!

Kelly S. said...

I think my comment disappeared?! I was saying how I love both cards, and the doily on the CAS one is soon to be one of my faves, I am sure! The colors on the first are so sunny and warm, and love the lacy embellishing. Fab job on both sketch cards!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Beautiful creation...I don't know which one I like most, but both are fabulous and done in such wonderful colors. Thanks for playing along with the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge this week!

Velta said...

Oh Amy ! I really love these cards and of course the doily stamps...also, the colors are gorgeous and I have gotten away from Stampin Up (my demonstrator moved far away)...I am guessing these colors are from SU...at any rate I cannot choose which is my favorite...I love them both :)

Charmaine Stack said...

They are both great cards but I am partial to the first one - I really like sponged edges. I also like the way you used the 2 Labels 18 stamps and matted that with the die cut. Very pretty. The new doily stamps are so lovely - i just ordered mine but will have to be patient as one of the sets is on back order.

Sylvia said...

Both cards are so pretty, Amy! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

IamDerby said...

Lovely! I love the color on the second card. You are so lucky to have your doilies already!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

These are so pretty and it is nice to see more of the doily stamps in action! Both cards are so pretty and I love the pop of turquoise against the yellows and oranges. Thanks for playing along with us at WMSC again this week!

Julia Aston said...

Great colors on both of these pretty cards! love the label stamping on the first and the wonderful coloring of the doilies on the 2nd! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Amy! Love the way you added color to the beautiful doilies! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Savitri said...

Wow, such gorgeous creations!! Both are just so so pretty! LOVE the colors!! Thanks for playing along with the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge this week!