Monday, 19 November 2012

Playing with Winter Bough

I've been having a little play with a stamp from Inkylicious. It is called winter bough, and was kindly donated to me by Deby at Doncaster. We had talked about whether it could be curled round to make a wreath and Deby suggested I try! After a bit of careful trimming I can happily tell you that it can! Here is the result.
 I added a mixture of silver tulip paint, pearls, red gems and diamond stickles.
 Here is a close-up. I stamped winter bough 4 times to create the wreath. the sentiment is another Inkylicious stamp.
I also had a go at using it to make a scene over an ink dusted background using Adirondack Aqua. The berries were made using red tulip paint and red glitter. The boughs got added sparkle too with kaleidoscope embossing powder.  I have taken photos of both of these under my daylight lamp, so the contrast is high and the colours are hard to see, but hope you get enough of an idea.
Thanks for looking!


Valerie said...

Stunning Sally, such a fluid feel to it and I just love pearls!
Val x

brenda said...

They're both very effective Sally, think the first one is my favourite, totally elegant.

B x

Paula (PEP) said...

I agree with Brenda about the first - very elegant & classy. Looks like a very versatile stamp indeed.
Paula (PEP)

Craftnut said...

Really effective Sally xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Sal, excelling yourself as usual.
I adore these cards both of them and very clever and innovative use of the stamp certainly thinking outside the square!!!

... and ok have confession to make you have just "made/helped" :D me buy that Aqua ink pad - have meaning to do so for few weeks now but never get around to it and bought a Juniper on while was at it.. love their lights..

So there you are eBay bites again.. get them from there as it is cheapest for us in oz.
Thanks for popping over, love Shaz in Oz.x

Jules said...

Hi Sal

Fantastic makes. Love them both.

Great variety of added sparkle too.

Hope all is good with you and your family.

Love Jules xx

craftimamma said...

These cards are both really lovely. That is such a delicate image and I really must pop over to the Inkylicious website as I've not been able to get to any of the shows Deby's been at this year so I'm sure she'll have lots of lovely stamps that will be new to me.

Gorgeous frosty looking Christmas cards Sally. I love them.

Lesley Xx

lisa said...

Phew, caught up at last. How lovely to have this gorgeous stamp given to you. It makes a beautiful wreath, very contemporary. I saw a design very similar in an expensive card shop yesterday!! This is one stamp I really think I NEED!!
Hugs Lisax

Vicky Hayes said...

Your cards are always stunning Sally, but these really stood out for me. I love cards inspired by nature! Hope it's all going well at school. Vicky x

Linby said...

oh these are both so pretty, lovely work.
Lynn x