Sorry for being so quiet on my blog and also with visits to your blogs.
This scheduled post shares a trio of cards I made last year for The Stampers’ Sampler, in the hope of being published for their annual Celebrations Challenge Call. I wanted a submission that was cheerful, with a celebratory feel to it, something that I cannot say comes easily to me!
Along with this collection I submitted three canvas panels, I was so delighted when I opened The Stampers’ Sampler to see that they had combined all of my submissions into a feature The Sweetest Day Ever. Another time I will share the canvas panels.
There are four cards but I’m only sharing three because I cannot find photographs of the fourth card!
The cards look smaller than they actually are – they are 7″x5″
All Stamps and Stencils:- Redlead Paperworks
Cute As A Button (Dress)
Other stamps from Redlead – balloon, party hat, small bunting, labels and sentiments.
I knew from the start that I wanted to work with Redlead products, create a watercolour style wash for each background and to include fabric.On each card, for nearly all the stamped elements, I stamped onto fabric.
It doesn’t really translate in the photograph but the party hat, dress, balloon, the Make A Wish sentiment label and bunting, were all stamped onto fabric. The word Today, is stencilled onto cardstock painted to co-ordinate.
The smallest detail added to the dress, a rhinestone.I don’t know why this blog layout will not allow me to create larger sized landscape photos, this makes the cards look as though they were mini cards and not 7″x5″!This is the same dress, Darlene’s Dress is the name of this stamp, stamped onto different fabrics. A teeny tiny fabric flower and tiny rhinestones embellish the dresses.Fabric cut to form bunting.
Again, all the elements stamped onto fabric, including the PaperArtsy bunting. A pink pompom was added for some frivolous fun!There is a lovely sense of freedom to sometimes (and I do add, sometimes!) having fun with brighter colours. I doubt if I would have made such a collection before, always going for vintage/shabby. If colour is a huge part of your creative life then it is difficult for me to explain what a big step this is for me.Thank you for all the lovely comments even moreso when it is during a time I am absent from visiting your own blogs.