Tuesday, 17 August 2010

HDH052 - Stamp It Crazy!

Stamp it crazy this week over at Haunted Design House.  I am not very good at stamping wait swipe that I am terrible at stamping.  No matter how hard I try to get an even coverage when pressing down there is always an important part of that stamp blank.  I tried the foam backing a roller acrylic block etc etc but to no avail the stamping demons have made it their goal in life to make my stamped images turn out just horrible haha.  So when this challenge came up I thought oh no here we go haha.  So I stamped lots of different images and sifted through them to find the ones that looked halfway decent of the many many images I stamped a few turned out okay.  So here is my card made from three of the stamped images that turned out not to bad. 

I used a sugar nellie stamp from Funky Kits a little Scottish stamp company that sells some very cute images from some great artists.  Anyway the one I used I tried to make it look like a statue headstone and did a couple of gravestones beside it.  I put 52 weeks to symbolise the challenges and Anniversary well that is rather obvious haha.  I used to little fabric roses and a cross charm with a little bow tied.  The background was a 12x12 sheet that I stamped some stars and embossed them with a powder (can't remember which one as I have quite a few now)  I also embossed the main stamped image and the anniversary stamp is embossed also (not very clear on my terrible pic).  A very simple card but believe you me when I try to fancy it up like the rest of you ladies it looks like a dog's dinner.

Coloured it with various greys from promarkers and copics.  I also used a gelly roll pen (white).

Andrea x


Mina said...

its stunning Andrea it has such an ethereal feel to it...beautiful
Mina xxx
p.s. I use a large acrylic block, ink to stamp, then holding it by all four corners and your two index fingers on the middle press down...perfect everytime xxx

Jessica G. said...

Elegant card with its lovely silver/blue color combo and the gorgeous embossing!

DonnaMundinger said...

I'm with you Andrea, stamping is not my forte, but this looks fab! Thanks for playing along this week! xxD

Netty said...

I love the mystical quality of this card Andrea. Just beautiful. Annette x

Amy said...

The background paper is perfect with these gray tone images, very ethereal feeling! This is awesome!

Barb said...

Beautiful monochromatic card, Andrea! LOVE that sweet central image and all of the silver/blue. Thanks so much for playing along with Macabre Monday!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
Such a beautiful creation!
kim x

Janette said...

Gorgeous card and very different...keep trying with the stamping,Mina is so right..[well have you seen her work]..lol...you will do it.xx

LINDA said...

Oh I love this card.. Awesome!!
Hugs, Linda

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Ah, I'm so with you on the stamping thing, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fact that so many companies are doing digi stamps these days :D
Your card is FAB, I don't think I've ever seen Sugar Nellie done "darkly"; she looks great, thanks for joining in with our HDH challenge :D