Sunday, 29 April 2012

Spring Flowers

Well despite the awful wet weather here I have managed to put a little bit of spring into my day with a gorgeous floral stamp from Stamp Addicts.  I made a couple of very different cards using the same stamp. For the first I coloured some card using Distress inks swiped onto a craft mat and spritzed with water. Then stamped with Black Archival Ink.  I've painted round the image with my water brush and added white highlights - which I think look awful on the photo but are much more subtle IRL, think they've been highlighted even more by the camera. 
The background is embossing resist using a Judikins Italian script stamp and Distress inks, and some die cut flourishes then I layered the floral panel edged it with gold wax, added some Kraft photo corners (also with touches of gold wax) and added an embossed greeting. 
I'm sharing this here - 

The next card is very different - same stamp, masked and stamped three times and coloured with pro-markers. I've added touches of glossy accents for some shiny texture which doesn't really show on the pic (doing well with my poor photo skills today!) and a bit of bling in the corners.  
So it may be pouring with rain outside but I have a spring garden to enjoy anyway ! 
I'm sharing this card here - 

I hope you've managed to enjoy the weekend...Thanks for stopping by..Esther xx

 Stamp Addicts Create and Craft show - May 10th @ 12.00 


  1. Such amazing results and differences Esther, love the first one of course, just my style and such a fabulous distressed look. Thanks for linking this to FSC and The Stamp Man challenges.
    Hope you have had a great weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  2. Very arty, and beautiful results... totally awesome! Lovely to have you participate in the Joanna Sheen Challenge...

  3. Both so different Esther and love how you have masked and repeat stamped the second one. Great work.

    Thanks for joining our Birthday celebrations at Stampalot challenge this month.

    B x

  4. Esther, 2 lovely cards, think the first one's my fav- I love the white gel pen highlights lol, Debi x

  5. Great cards with wonderful images. Thanks for joining us on FSC this fortnight.

  6. These are both Gorgeous Esther and both fit the bill over at MAWTT this week. What a beautiful stamp and love the way you have worked it so differently for both cards.
    THanks for joining us at MAWTT
    Hugs Mau xx

  7. Esther...amazing cards...both are so very beautiful and so varied despite the same image being used. Hugs Suzanne :)

  8. Stunning cards, you are such a talented lady! Thanks for joining us at Stampalot.

  9. Both beautiful cards Esther, thank you for playing along with us at Happy Daze, Annette x

  10. Fabulous cards Esther, I think the first one is my favourite. It's such a pretty stamp and I love how you made it look so different. Jean x

  11. Gorgeous cards Esther, the first one has a beautiful misty feel to it and the second one is so fresh and pretty. Thanks for joining us at FSC this time
    Claire xx

  12. Wonderful cards Esther both so different, I love the first one as it's more my style.
    xxx Hazel.

  13. Beautiful cards Esther!! Thanks for sharing at I ♥ Promarkers this week!!
    Hazel xx

  14. great spring card thank you for joining us at stamptacular this week

  15. Fabulous cards, you did a great job
    Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts and good luck
    Anne x

  16. Love this card the colours are gorgeous Esther thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week hugs Judith xx

  17. Hi Esther, these are real stunners, I adore the muted vintage tones of your first card, absolutely beautiful, thanks so much for joining us at FSC. XX

  18. Hi Esther
    Beautiful, classic colours, your cards are so elegant.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC.

  19. 2 beautiful cards and both so different. love the layering on the distressed one. Thanks for joining in the Stamp man Distress challenge. Have a great day. Angela


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