Sunday, July 26, 2009

Playing with new stamps ...

After having so much fun crafting with friends yesterday, my mojo was still flowing so I spent part of the day creating with some of my new stamps. Sorry for the lengthy post but I just had to share my creations with you all! I draw inspiration from you and I'm hoping to inspire others in return!!






This card was created using images from the Hero Arts set called "Friend" that I purchased at Toyrifix from my friend Tammy Hershberger (Stamp Happy). I stamped the circle image with Versamark then did the "poppin pastels" technique using Pan Pastels (artist paste chalks) and cotton balls. After stamping the sentiment & butterfly with Versafine Black and embossing with detail clear ep I used Nestabilities to cut my circles. My background paper is from the DCWV Luxury pack and I have stamped over it with yet another image from this set using India Ink Black. The base card is SU Perfect Plum cardstock and I have done faux stitching using a metal ruler and my Creative Memories fine tip black marker pen. The grosgrain ribbon was a gift from my friend Anita (waving Hi to Anita).











My second card was created using two new Great Impressions stamps I bought in Fort Wayne, IN last week on my way out to Shipshewana. Aren't these duckies cute !!! I colored the image with SU watercolor pencils and the background with blue chalks & a makeup applicator. Here's the other items used:



Papers: Garden Green, Whisper White, SU (flock together) designer paper

Inks: Versafine Black

Accessories: Nestabilities (circles), Creative Memories corner rounder, Colorbok metal dots, crystal effects, SU watercolor pencils, blender pen, blue chalks, makeup applicator









The next 3 card images are all Penny Black sets that I purchased from Joan's Gardens while in Indiana last weekend.






This first card uses images from the Penny Black (Enjoy Life & Flower Gallery) sets. Here are the details of my card:


Stamps: Penny Black (Enjoy Life)

Penny Black (Flower Gallery) - sentiment

Papers: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Anna Griffin designer paper

Inks: Old olive, Versafine black

Accessories: Spellbinder Shapeabilities (floral accent), American Crafts glitter pens, Spellbinder Nestabilities (label one), Creative Memories black round tip marker, detail clear embossing powder






I took my inspiration from the back of the package on the Penny Black Flower Gallery stamp set that I used for this card. The swirl stamp I used is by Inkadinkado. Here are the details:

Stamps: Penny Black, Inkadinkado

Papers: Bashful Blue, Garden Green, Whisper White

Inks: Old olive, Versafine Black

Accessories: SU grosgrain ribbon, Detail clear ep, Crystal Effects, Bow-Easy purchased at Sharon Johnson's ribbon store.



I just loved this tree from the Penny Black Enjoy Life set. After stamping with versafine black, I colored it with SU watercolor pencils & a blender pen. I used chalks for the sky and the birds image is by Stampscapes.

Stamps: Penny Black (Enjoy Life), Inkadinkado (Garden Flower), Stampscapes

Papers: Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, DCWV Old World designer paper

Inks: Versafine black

Accessories: Nestabilities (rectangles), Detail clear ep, SU watercolor pencils, chalk, White Gelly Roll pen, Michael's gingham ribbon


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Thanks for stopping by today ... hope you all have a wonderful week!

8 comments:

  1. Wow Dar, you've been busy! I love all your creations! That duck stamp is just to stinkin' cute! :-)

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  2. Oh, you got some great new stamps! I wish I was there playing with you! I love all your new creations, each one is better than the last! (Meaning my fave is whichever one I'm looking at!)

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  3. Holy moly!!! What a bunch of cards!!! A beautiful bunch of cards.
    Have a great week Darlene!!!

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  4. You are the only person I know who can turn out so many cards so fast, and they are all beautiful! I love them all, but the duckies is my favorite - they are just so stinkin' cute!!!

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  5. Well didn't you get down and inky! What fun to have so many new play thingss. Looks like you had a really good time and ended up with some pretty cards to boot. Pat

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  6. wow! You certainly have been busy! You always amaze me with how many cards you can crank out in one day. I love the sentiment in the circle and the butterfly in the first one, love the sweet duck image in the second one, Love the 'grass' image of the third one--thats certainly a unique image, and I knew before I even read it that you used a 'bow easy' for the fourth one...it had that look. Beautiful thank you cards.

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  7. wow! You certainly have been busy! You always amaze me with how many cards you can crank out in one day. I love the sentiment in the circle and the butterfly in the first one, love the sweet duck image in the second one, Love the 'grass' image of the third one--thats certainly a unique image, and I knew before I even read it that you used a 'bow easy' for the fourth one...it had that look. Beautiful thank you cards.

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  8. Holy Smokes, Darlene! You have been playin' big time! lol Love all your creations!

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Darlene