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Friday, October 2, 2009

More Samples for Sir Stampalot


I have done some more samples for Sir Stampalot and you can see these on their website along with samples from lots of other hugely talented bods.

This one, above, is coloured in with distress inks by Ranger and a water brush. Although you can't see it very well I have added a bit of bling to his collar with self adhesive gems, the dots on the bag have been accented with glossy accents. The stars have been coloured with sakura gelly roll glaze pen. I have used Daisy Bucket papers and Bazzill card stock to mat and layer the card up. I have used doodlebug rubons for the sentiment.

I have coloured this one with blendable pencils and sansodor mineral oil. I tend not to use blending stumps because when I first started they were very expensive and I could not afford them so a friend of mine showed me how to blend with skewers/cocktail sticks and cotton wool. I twist the skewer into the cotton wool so I have a thin layer on the stick. I then dip this into the oil and get colouring. I will do a tutorial on this in the next couple of weeks. Again I have matted and layered with Daisy Bucket papers, Bazzill card stock and doodled around the edge with a brown pen.

My favourite colouring medium has got to be Distress inks. I didn't start colouring with them until very recently after seeing one of my friends, the lovely Sara (who has yet to get a blog but that will all change very soon), colour with them. I love the effect that they leave and that you can water colour with them, distress with them, edge with them, grunge with them and lots of others that I have yet to discover. Daisy Bucket papers, nesties and bazzill card stock have been used again.

No this one has been coloured with Cosmic Shimmer powders and paints. I have used Daisy Bucket papers and doodling to finish this one off. The ribbon is two pieces, one thin one running along the card and a slightly thicker one to tie the knot. The dots around the image are the card candy sold by craftwork cards.

No this card is coloured with Cosmic Shimmer paints/powders again and it is not the colouring that is the bit that I am really chuffed with on this card but the border around the image. I have used the doily border punch from Martha Stewart in a 12" piece of Bazzill cardstock. I have then ran it through a ribbler/crimper. This then changes the properties of the cardstock and makes it bendable, if that is a word. I then bent it around the circle to give me a border to match my border on the card. I have ruffled my ribbon by pulling a thread from the middle of the ribbon, I then stuck it down with double sided tape. I have made it slightly longer than that of the card as a point of interest.

Sorry for the length of the post but I needed to let you know how I had done all of the different cards and techniques.

So until next time

Happy crafting

Emma xx


  1. Love these images Emma........great cards

  2. i love the image and lacy borders too...


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