Tuesday, 26 May 2009

New favourite

This is now my favourite stamp in the whole wide stamping world. It is a relatively new stamp and appears on an Elusive Images plate called Brocade Backgrounds which you can see here.

I've been experimenting with it and found it really versatile. The stamped image here, which only uses part of the stamp wasn't the one I liked the best but so far it is the only one I have turned into a card. In the picture above, the flower looks like it has some dirty splodges on it but you can see below that these are gold in the light.

The flower background was made by spritzing gold mica spray over Tattered Rose and Aged Mahogany DI on a craft mat. The flower itself is stamped in Crimson Copper Brilliance and embossed with Holographic EP. The card also uses Holiday Stripes by Hero Arts and Happy Birthday by Hobby Art.
It's nice to have something to post again. I've been waiting for so long for a little playtime. I may be able to do some more tomorrow but I am having a new window put in the kitchen, which is my craft room. Common sense tells me I should use my time to mount some new stamps and sort out some of my crafty chaos but if I get the chance to get inky again I'll be in it up to my elbows.
Thanks for looking.


judith@poppy cottage said...

So pretty Jo, I love these stamps too. Love the colour combo, Judith x

craftimamma said...

You weren't kidding when you said you'd had a productive play day!

This is gorgeous. Can I ask how you did the background for the sentiment.?

Lesley Xx

Jo said...

Thanks, Lesley. I stamped another part of the same stamp in Versamark onto glossy. Then dipped it into the same spritzed ink and mist combination. It was a bit wet and 'looser' than I intended so the stamping has almost disappeared. But I liked the effect and decided to go with it anyway.

Moira said...

Gorgeous card Jo, the embossing is fabulous and love the background.

Phree said...

Oops it has been a while since I visited! Beautiful card Jo, those Brocade stamps are simply gorgeous. I see you like those Hobby Art Greetings stamps too - I just ordered a couple of them yesterday.

manicstamper said...

Gorgeous Jo.
Mmmm might have to look at that stamp set when I am a bit more solvent.......lol!!!