Thursday, 5 February 2015

Playing with new stamps

As soon as I saw the new fairy and toadstool stamps at Inkylicious I had to have them! They arrived very promptly and I had a little play. Just two cards this time, but there will be more coming soon, as they are still out on my desk!
 My first card features the Fairy toadstool 2 stamp on an ink dusted background, coloured with distress markers. I added gellyroll stardust clear and white pen for highlights. The additional grasses are from the create a collage meadow set. I had made the blue background with a variety of sprays some time ago and hadn't used it. I covered it with a leafy stencil and sprayed with the dylusions white spray. I was rather pleased with the effect.
My second card was a very CAS and easy card. I dusted a strip of white card with memento inks and then repeat stamped the silhouette toadstools from the set toadstools 1 to make a border. I matted and layered onto a punched border and stuck to the front of a card. I won't add a sentiment until I use it. If you are near Manchester, Inkylicious will be at  Hobbycrafts, Event City, Manchester from 6th Feb - 8th February 2015. I am entering it into the Penny Black and More challenge where the theme is 'Anything goes'.
Both of my cards used all snippets except for the base card, so I am nipping off to the snippet playground with them. Sorry Miss Di, I meant to email you to say thank you for the stamps that arrived last Wednesday. They are also on my desk ready for a little play at the weekend, hopefully.
I say hopefully as it is likely I am attending grading for 2nd Kyu (brown belt with a black tip) on Sunday - not feeling overly confident though!
Thanks for looking and I will look forward to having a good visit of your blogs very soon, as it is only another week to half term - yay!


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two gorgeous cards Sally, I love the simplicity of the mushrooms, and I fell in love with the fairy's as soon as I saw them (not inked this one yet). I love the grasses that you've used with the top card and I don't think I have that one so it will have to go on the list for Make It at the end of the month.

Sue xx

Fliss said...

Wow Sally! Gorgeous cards and I love the fairy and toadstool one. Looks like more for my wish list too :)
Fliss xx

Jean said...

Oh wow !! I love the fairy card, and now I need the fairy stamp ! Your row of toadstools looks fabulous as well, I love the background colours.
Jean x

Anke said...

Two beautiful cards, the CAS card with the mushrooms is fantastic and the fairy card is stunning.


Craftnut said...

Fairytastic Sally. Hope you are well Tracy x

SARN said...

Two BEAUTIFUL cards Sally. I particularly like the first one!

GOOD LUCK for your grading at the weekend.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Helen J said...

Gorgeous cards. Good luck for the grading!

Di said...

Gosh these are beautiful Sally! Love them both and especially the fairy one of course :)

Glad to know the stamp set arrived OK - have fun! And good luck with the grading.


Di xx

Lynne K said...

LOVE the fairy one! And great idea to use the little toadstools as a border. Just got my stamps, going to have a play this evening!

Good luck with the grading xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

You are so good with these wonderful stamps dear Sally, great cards both of them , but I love the first one even more!!!


Carola Bartz said...

I like both cards very much, Sally. The fairy is so cute, and the addition of the grasses is very fitting. Up to now I had no idea hat to do with the white spray, but now I do thanks to you.

Elaine said...

Gorgeous cards Sally. Great colouring with the ink dusters as always. I love the dusky scene of the first and the lovely simplicity of the second. Elaine

brenda said...

You have created gorgeous cards as always Sal. Apols to be so late arriving, still have mega internet probs and will be for another week apparently.

It's lovely to see you at Penny Black and More Challenge this month, many thanks for joining in.

B x

linda said...

these are both beautiful! i love the soft and colourful backgrounds with the silhouette images. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

Mervi said...

Gorgeous card Sally, beautiful stamping.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

Darnell J Knauss said...

You've done two remarkable cards, Sally! Your fairy card is so ethereal and soothing and I love your field of mushrooms, too! Great use of snippets!! Happy Valentine's Day! Have a great weekend!! Hugs, Darnell