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Monday, 1 June 2015

Bringing you a little Hope and Joy......

I have had my eye on the Prima Bloom Girl stamps by Jamie Dougherty since last year so when someone advised me that the Glitter Pot was having a clear out and whilst checking that out I saw that some of them were on sale I had to have them.

Well, it would have been rude not to.

This is JOY and I have made this rather large card (using that die and card blank from last week's WOYWW). One of the reasons I wanted these stamps is because I don't have many ethnic images - a fact I have bemoaned before - and these ones are are rather lovely. I have been recuperating from a nasty cold so a bout of gentle colouring practising my ethnic skin tones was just what the doctor ordered.
Well, in my world anyhow. Not sure about this card, the more I look at it the more wobbles I see, but the principal is sound I guess.

This one is HOPE and I think she is just gorgeous. I think this one would make a lovely 18th or even a wedding card. Still not too sure about the hair - that definitely needs more practice. I've seen a tutorial to try on the web somewhere - just gotta find it again!

I tried a different tack with these two, using up some scraps that had been die cut to make the frames. Shocking photo sorry!

Then I thought I'd try stamping onto kraft card - obviously not the best surface for a blend with promarkers but I really really liked the way these two turned out. I did stamp them onto scraps to experiment with which is why I cut them so small to get a mount - but I think they look quite arty with just using a portion of the image and a lot of white space. The photography doesn't do them justice.

It was a real pleasure working with such beautiful artwork. I have to confess I scoured the web and ordered two more Bloom Girl stamps - I think they may be even larger - can't wait for them to arrive!!

Just because I had the promarkers out I made another  card with a Julie Nutting Doll stamp, also by Prima, using some craftwork cards papers as a backing and to paper piece the skirt. I left the big space for a name or an age.

Phew, what a creative day, better have a lie down!

I've been looking at pins and have now got a few more ideas for these stamps but that may have to wait until tomorrow!!


chrissie said...

You used the images in so many beautiful ways..I am sure you will really love using them and Iook forward to seeing what else you make with them CIndy

Love Chrissie xx

Glennis said...

These stamps are new to me, you have done a beautiful job with them

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