Sunday, 4 May 2014

Anything Goes at Stamping Sensations

It is the first Sunday of May so time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations.
 It is an 'anything goes'  theme this month, so thought it would be the perfect opportunity to use some newish stamps! For my first card I used some paper that I had sprayed with dylusions and stamped crafty Individuals CI -182 in Gesso. I added a snippet border (CI -147) stamped in versamark and brushed with gold mica powder. The owl stamp (CI -225 ) was stamped in archival black onto silk art card and coloured with distress markers before cutting out and matting onto an embossed panel rubbed with treasure gold sapphire using 3d glue.This too was from my snippet drawer.
For my second card I stamped the base card with versamark using the border stamp CI - 147 and rubbed over with pan pastels. I then aged it a little by dusting around the edges with Tea Dye distress ink. I added a snippet panel sprayed with irridescent ink and some lace. The main image is CI - 387, stamped in archival black and coloured with distress markers. I mounted it on a couple of snippets and put together with 3d glue.
So, what is the prize this month?

We have a mystery prize so you will just have to keep an eye the challenge blog to find out!
Do pop over there and take a look at the fabulous creations my lovely teamies have created this month, too.
All you need to remember is that we are a stamping challenge and your focal element must be a stamped image, you can enter up to three times and combine your entry with other challenges.
I am off to enjoy my birthday with a walk in the woods looking at Bluebells, happy in the knowledge I don't have work tomorrow! Don't you love Bank Holidays?!
I have just realised that there are several snippets on both of these cards, so I am off to Di's Crafty Snippet playground with them. Will be back soon to share photos from my walk x


susiestacey said...

Lovely card Sally x Susan x

Paula (PEP) said...

The minute I saw Brenda's post I knew whose birthday! Many Happy Returns & have a lovely day.
Your gesso stamping is fascinating in the first & I love how your ornate strip echoes the decoration of the lettering in "owl." I can't believe how different that same decorative strip looks in the way you used it in the second & how it is echoed by the pattern in the lace you used.
Paula (PEP)

Unknown said...

Happy birthday Sally, and those are two fabulous cards. I love your inky backgrounds and the colours are amazing. Have a great day! Maddy x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two gorgeous cards Sally, I love how you've managed to make your backing paper on the first have a nightime feel to it. Also I love the pan pastel background on the second. Hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy you the bluebells.

Sue xx

Sarn said...

I spy with my little eye - Two LOVELY cards! These are terrific Sally.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Canonbury creations said...

Two gorgeous cards Sally, lots of lovely inkiness.The stamps are fab, hope you are having a great birthday!
Val x

Dora said...

beautiful birds stamps have you used.
you made a beautiful card with it.

pinky said...

They are both just CLASS Sally, you are the queen of stamping mrs!! Hope you have a brilliant day yesterday and enjoyed that lovely cake your daughter made for you!!

scrappymo! said...

Hope you have had a great weekend! Lots of crafty adventures. These are both beautiful...such fabby techniques and they paid off immensely.

Di said...

Oh Happy Birthday Sally! Hope you had a lovely day :)

Two lovely cards as well. Great to see you in the Playground.

Hugs, Di xx

Helen J said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday (which you share with my sister, btw!). These cards are gorgeous, very moody & mysterious. I particularly love the owl in the first one.

Tracy said...

Hi Sally
Lovely creations, lovely colours, the images are great too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Eret said...

Stunning cards, Sally. Specially i love the first one. These colors on the background are stunning and so is your stamping. Fantastic job with both of your cards.
Eret x

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Just wonderful work Sally love them both, Shaz in oz.x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous bird cards!! That owl one is especially stunning!