Friday, 6 May 2011

Night and Day

Hope you're all looking forward to a fabulous weekend...I've just come in from a wonderful day in sunny London, where I met up with my friend Sarah and enjoyed a lovely lunch at Carluccios in St Christopher's Place. If anyone is paying a visit to London, I can highly recommend it and especially the Panna Cotta. It's like a hug in a dessert...mmhmm, delicious!

Anyway as promised, I have one last thing to do before I go and have a glass of wine to celebrate the start of the weekend and here it final two cards from the samples I made for the Clarity shows from last Sunday. I hope you like them...

Both of these samples are stamped in exactly the same way...I built up the backgrounds on white card, using Distress Inks, blending the colours together to give depth and shading before I then stamped the silhouette images onto them.

I also really wanted the final stamped images to speak for themselves. So, I didn't use any fancy backing papers and chose to use some simple matting and layering and a beautiful bow as a finishing touch!

I really hope you enjoyed what I made and thank you for all the lovely comments on each of the posts!! I hope I've done Barbara's stamps the justice they deserve and that you liked what I made!
See you all, on Monday and I'll be round to see all your lovely creations, asap!!
Happy weekend!
Love Emma


  1. Both stunning. I love the first card though with it's purple(ish) tones


  2. Emma, you most certainly do Barbara's stamps justice!!! These are both beautiful and you're quite right -they don't need fancy papers. I managed to watch one of the shows this morning (a much more respectful presenter, lol!) and one thing that struck me was the size of your cards! They're obviously much larger than they look in your photos and just stunning! Have alovely weekend. x

  3. Oh Emma these are so beautiful - the backgrounds you've created are so 'real' and those stamps look wonderful against them. Stunning work. Have fabulous weekend.

    Love Lynda xxx

  4. Fabulous cards - love that technique - gives a wonderful atmospheric look to the cards

  5. youve more than done Barbara's stamps justice - just gorgeous ink/stamp work!

  6. it's really amazing how you get the most out of the distressed inks...amazing little works of art! but I especially enjoy the silhouette images...not only of the people but especially of the trees! it all just comes together so a scene straight out of the movies! something they'd roll the opening or closing credits to! ;)

    what a brilliant set of cards to end Clarity Week with! ;p

  7. OMG!!! Emma, you have truly done those gorgeous stamps justice. These are works a of art - fabulous! Jo x

  8. You need have no doubts, Emma, you have certainly done Barbara more that just justice. Those cards are fantastic.

    Incidentally, I noticed the bit about Kuretake on your side bar. Having just started water colouring, the only brush I use at the moment is a medium Kuretake water brush. It works for me, so I shall stick to that for the moment.

  9. Sounds like you had a great day out, Emma. It all sounds delish!!
    These cards have to my favourites of this set I think. The colours are gorgeous and the mood you've created is so soft. You do Barbara's stamps more than justice, she must be absolutely thrilled to have you on her team, your work is amazing.
    Hope you you are enjoying the rest of the weekend and your shoulder is not giving you too many problems.
    Hugs Lisax

  10. Two stunning cards! Love the way you have built up the background colour with the inks. My favourite is the first one - great embossing folder.Barbara must be very proud to have you on her team and you certainly do her stamps justice.
    Avril x


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Emma ~xx

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