Tuesday 1 February 2011

Orange and Purple Stampotique

Hi Fellow Bloggers

I bought a couple of new Stampotique stamps the other week and finally got to use them over the weekend.

The current theme at the Stampotique challenge blog is to use turquoise and orange. This is another card that I actually started a few days ago, but only got finished last night. I decided to use the Sketch Saturday layout which actually proved more difficult than anticipated, but became a brilliant challenge. Everything on this card, except the backing paper and the metal clip, has had a coating of gesso, in fact I seem to have gone gesso mad.

The door and the cat are two separate stamps and I started by making a background of text and music papers gluing them as a collage and then covering them with a wash of ....... guess what? Yes gesso. I cut a mask for the cat and stamped the door to place it behind him (has to be a 'him' because I have 2 male cats), then painted with DIs. The turquoise layer was over printed with a TH stamp and the ribbon given..... yes you've guessed it - a coating of gesso. Finished off with some hinges painted and covered in rock candy crackle paint and little beads in the middle. The backing paper is from a pad with no name (lost the front cover...), all I did to that was stamp a corner flourish in turquoise but it looks rather green.

Love this little cat.    Have a great day.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Simon Says Stamp - Animal antics
Stampin' for the weekend - Getting warmed up


Kathyk said...

Funky card B, loving your papers and is that grungepaper down the left too?


Juls said...

fab! Love the turquise and the orange together!! such fab images and I love the ribbon! Hugs Juls

Basement Stamper said...

Your gesso madness looks fabulous! Great use of the colors this week and love the layout. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Willy said...

What a fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge # 23.

Zue said...

Brenda, I love your creation here and the colours work with it so well. I don't have any yet, but I like the bird stamps they do. Do you like those?

You are a busy bee lately and trying out new tricks..fab.

Glad you liked Alice..Your comment gave me a big boost so thank you.
Have a lovely evening.
Sue xx

Unknown said...

No idea what Gesso is Brenda, but the card is fab anyway. Very funky

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Hello hun, just popping in to say 'hi' ;) I am soooo lovin' your blog!!! Warmest hugs, Joanna xx

Heather said...

Stunning card Brenda - I absolutely love it!! Fantastic colours and I just adore Stampotique images - I have this cat as yet un-inked - how bad is that? Just need to find where I can buy time.Your detailing is amazing!!

So glad you could join us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge,
Heather xx

Netty said...

Loving your card Brenda and that brilliant cat. Annette x

Kaz said...

This is a gorgeous card. thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card! Thank you for joining the Stampotique challenge

Terry said...

Hiya Brenda, thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday with your fabulous card, love the kitty and the colors are fab. Hugs Terry xxx

Tasha said...

Ahhh these two stamps look so fab together - such a fun card
Thanks for joining in the Stampotique Designer's Challenge
love tasha xx