Sunday 9 October 2011

The Stamp Man - Circles

Well better late than never they say. This is my second post for today and my piece for the Stamp Man challenge. For this fortnight, as you can see, the theme is circles. I struggled with this one, Mr Mojo doesn't stay around when you are tired does he? And I lost some circle stamped pieces that Jill sent me to use - what am I like - honestly?

My inspiration was Laura Liddell's tutorial on how to make your own craft resist card at Gingersnap Creations and the colour combo at Play Date Cafe.

To get the colours and effect I wanted I ended up using -
DIs - dusty concord, mustard seed, peeled paint and black soot
Whispers colouring pens pinks and purples and Aquamarkers Bamboo
Archival black
Aspects of Design antique effect background stamp from The Stamp Man
TH Papillon and Mini Classic stamps
clear embossing powder and versamark
kraft card and white card
Spellbinders Lacey Circles

My learning for today is -
This was much more about technique than outcome. Next time I will try it on cream or white card to see the different effects. I also need to get some more large background technique stamps. Artist? Well I would like to think I'm getting there!!

Please pop over to the Stamp Man Challenge blog to see the fabulous designs from the team and I hope you will participate. Don't forget that Jill gives a £10.00 voucher to the winner as chosen by the DT, well worth an entry don't you think? Jill has her new on-line shop going live this weekend and she now accepts PayPal as well.

Hope your Sunday is going well. Thanks for stopping by today and thanks even more if you have been here twice.

Take care.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Siobhan Fyffe said...

I love the background technique you have used. Definately alot of possibilities there.
I know what you mean about your Mojo and being tired!! At work my head is buzzing with ideas but by the time I get a little time at night in my craft room, I find I hit the blank wall!!
But when you are on your game - your work is amazing!!

Fliss said...

This is gorgeous Brenda and love the stamping and beautiful colours. Will have to investigate that technique too as it's a fabulous effect.
Know what you mean about the mojo and tiredness too as it gets me like that lol
Hugs, Fliss xx

Vicky said...

This is truly gorgeous the colours and fabulous background technique....

and I know what you mean when your tired.... :o(

big hugs Vicky xx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh its fabulous Brenda - love that background and the little circles are so pretty. Gorgeous colours in the butterflies
Lisa x

craftymum said...

Another wonderful piece of work Brenda.

Have a great evening
love and hugs sarah x

Terry said...

This does not have the appearance of someone who is tired! Love these colors and the stamping and background are oh so fabulous! The butterfly circles really pop! Have fun!

Margreet said...

So wonderful...thanks for all your kind comments....hope your weekend was great!
xxx Margreet

Irene said...

This is brilliant Brenda,your definitely an Artist.
Irene xx

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous piece, love the stamps and background. Yvonne x

Berry said...

Ooo stunning background Brenda! Hugs Rebekah xx

lisa said...

Hi Brenda. Your background is really interesting. Yet another new technique to have a play at.
I know exactly what you mean about Mr Mojo. It's hard when you must be so busy. He obviously wasn't too far away though as your finished project is lovely.
Hope you have a good week.
Hugs Lisax

Cazro said...

This is amazing Brenda, I love the background and the colours, I need to try this. Caz

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous creation Brenda, love the stamps and the colours really make this stand out.
Lorraine x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic card, love the bright colors of the butterflies.

Jinny Newlin said...

What a truly BEAUTIFUL take on this week's color story! I couldn't possibly pick a favorite element, even if I tried! LOVE! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Lisa Elton said...

What a delightful take on the challenge! SO PRETTY!!!

Ruby said...

It's tough trying to create on low energy, but I think you've done a great job!! Love how you've pulled it all together. So glad you could join in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe Challenge!