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


Lynda said...

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

Live4Soccer said...

Now even though the point of the show is to sell the wonderful Clarity Stamps, but I do love seeing all the sample 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 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!

Vicky said...

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

Kathyk said...

Lovely cards and well worth the effort of masking too


Katina said...

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

Dotty Jo said...

Amazing cards Emma! Jo x

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