The true harvest of life is is in the tints of the morning and is in the stardust caught...a segment of the rainbow.
Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, 28 April 2010


Just had to catch these rainbows in my living room yesterday. How beautiful!!

Thursday, 22 April 2010


I have finally managed to try the latest challenge from Ready Steady Stamp, a fairly difficult one this week with 5 elements to include in the design which I have done with both cards.
1. Letter M
2. Purple, Pink, Green & Black
3. Stamped Flowers
4. Gesso
5. Rubber

So for my first card above, I have lightly brushed white cardstock with Gesso, then Stamped "Stampers Anonymous" background with Versamark and embossed with Clear EP. Coloured with Dusty Concord and Shabby Shutters Distress ink, then overstamped with a text stamp and black Versamark. Then I have stamped the "Paper Artsy" little girl on gloss white cardstock with Memories black ink, then sponged Dusty Concord to colour it. Layered the girl image and the background on hot pink cardstock, punched out a piece of white cardstock with Martha Stewart punch, stamped small daisies on to this punched lace in Versamark and embossed in Clear EP, then sponged Dusty Concord over this. Layered all pieces together added the pink flower and rhinestone brad, added the words on a piece of hot pink cardstock and added the three little circles of rubber on the bottom left hand corner and dabbed them with a little gesso to tone down the colour.

FOR THE SECOND CARD I have used white cardstock and painted it with Gesso, stamped on an Inque Boutique swirl with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder, then stamped a french text in black Versafine ink, allowed to dry, then stamped Hero Arts flowers (over the text) with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then sponged on Distress inks in Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concorde and Shabby Shutters. Then stamped Memories over the top with Stazon Black ink.
I have punched out with my Cropadile, the little circles of red rubber from the offcuts from a stamp plate and fixed them with Dimensional Magic. Then mounted it on Purple cardstock.
So if you would like to see some more of the beautiful art in this challenge or enter, go to Ready Steady Stamp and take a look.
Thanks for this technique (with variations)that I saved from Sunflowers and Dragonflies blog.