Monday, 14 March 2011

Spring Is In The Air

Hope you all had a relaxing weekend and a big hello to all my new followers, it's always lovely to see new faces on my blog and don't forget to say hello.

Of course, I think everyone's weekend was dominated by the awful events happening in Japan, at the moment. My thoughts are with all those who have loved and lost...

On a happier note, the wonderful Barbara Gray was on Create and Craft yesterday, showing her new stamp designs and celebrating her birthday. As always, it was a fast and furious show and not all the samples were shown because of quick sell outs but this week I want to share my samples, that I made for the show with you all and hope you like them.

And here is the first share of the week...
On these cards, I used the above stamp set, which is still available from Create and Craft or can be bought direct from ClarityStamp and with these stamps, I thought it would be nice to show that they can be used for vintage look to your card, or a more contemporary feel.
I used the masking technique to build up my flower bed and then using a Martha Stewart border punch, I created a little white picket fence. As finishing touches, I added some punched butterflies, a die cut frond and that adorable little ladybird.
My second card, is the vintage version and I wanted to create a vintage botanical feel to this project. I've distressed the edges of the papers and added a layer of Tim Holtz's Crackle Paint over the finished, coloured images.

I hope you liked my first shares and I can't wait to show you all the other cards that I made.
Enjoy the sunshine and have a fabulous Monday!
See you tomorrow!
Love Emma
xxx

6 comments:

  1. They're both beautiful cards Emma and show the stamps off perfectly. I managed to catch most of the show this time - Barbara is such a whizz with that brayer! Looking forward to seeing more of your makes!

    Love Lynda xxx

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  2. Now even though the point of the show is to sell the wonderful Clarity Stamps, but I do love seeing all the sample cards...like yours! ;) because it shows how many different cads can be made with the same set of stamps!

    I really get the feeling of peering into a spring garden in the first card...with the butterflies and ladybird...you can almost smell the freshly bloomed flowers!

    but I especially like the second card...a bit like going to an art gallery! I love the distressing you did on the backing paper...really giving that vintage/antique feel!

    Lovely and can't wait to see more!
    <333

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  3. Stunning cards Emma. I do love watching Barbara - I love her approach and she makes it all look so easy. Sorry I missed her show this time. Will be back to see more of your samples. :)x

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  4. Lovely cards and well worth the effort of masking too

    Kathyk

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  5. Absolutely breathtaking Emma! I adore the first one - using the border punch to make the fence is genius! Also love the butterflies being plain white. Just fabulous!! xx

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Emma ~xx

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