Sunday, 5 June 2011

Animal Spirit stamps


As promised in my post yesterday and assuming Mr Blogger is happy with me today as this is scheduled, here are a couple more of the samples I made using Sue's wonderful artwork at Animal Spirit, which being all Nature orientated are right up my street.

A trip to Sue's website is well advised and as well as being able to view all her products she explains how she formulates her designs, where her inspiration is drawn from, how long each design takes and so on. If you would like to try out these new stamps you can buy them here or if you are in the States direct from Animal Spirits by following the link above. The images take a while to colour in, but every second is worthwhile as they really are amazing and to my mind fill a gap in stamp market.

The same Swan stamp in both of these cards, but two totally different looks. As I said last time I posted work using these stamps, I am still very much in the experimental stage and with the one above tried a different approach working through the image section by section.

With the first few including the one below, I picked out what were to me the predominant elements within the image and coloured those first and worked from there.


I am reasonably happy with both techniques, but still have more ideas to bring Sue's wonderful artwotk to life. She is currently working on some new designs and I am really looking forward to seeing what she comes up with. Finally I must thank Sue for her kind comments about my work and thank her for the opportunity to work with her beautiful images.

41 comments:

OK said...

ВОСТОРГ!!! Лебедушка восхитительна!

Sadilla said...

gorgeous cards dear!!!! Very chic and romantic...
hugs
Sadia

Cheryl said...

oh this is gorgeous hun just adore this,hugs cherylx

Nikbee said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda. I love the image and both colour schemes are lovely.

Nikki x

Rose Petal said...

Hi Brenda. Your work is always so wonderful and amazing. These are gorgeous, colourful and so beautifully crafted.
I hope that you are keeping well and taking care of yourself.
With love, Sandra xxx

Lynda said...

Two beautiful cards Brenda - the shape of the second one really suits the image.

Love Lynda xxx

Anonymous said...

wowie these are cool images!!!

super special cards, love them!!!

Frea said...

Wow Brenda, that is so gorgeous!! Hugs, Frea

Dobra said...

Hello Brenda
Very beautifully made ​​cards.

Sarah said...

Stunning cards Brenda, beautiful colours and I love the image x

Lisa Jane said...

ooh i love the colours in the second card Brenda - gorgeous ... ps my parcel arrived yesterday
Thank you
Lisa x

jules said...

wow stunning cards!!

Debbie said...

Hi Brenda, I just love these cards.The artwork is stunning. Hope you are keeping a bit better.The colours and papers used are beautiful.You do inspire us.Love Debbie x

chillin with Quillin said...

Gorgeous cards, love the designs in the swans!!
Paula

LittleSunday said...

These cards are sooooooo beautiful!!!!!! The swan and the colours are amazing!!! Congratulations!!!

Claire said...

Oh Brenda, what beautiful cards. I've never seen thsoe stamps before but they are stunning and you've really showcased them beautifully
hugs
Claire xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Brenda Stunning cards they are gorgeous love the design on the swans they are so beautiful. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Vicky said...

Just so gorgeous Brenda...

hugs Vicky xx

Sally H said...

Gorgeous, Brenda! I've just been having a look at the stamps. I love them, especially the frog and the dragonfly. Some of those may well fall into my basket on my next visit. As you probably guessed I didn't make it to Peterborough this week. I might have to make it my reward for finishing my reports in a few weeks time. Hope you have had a good week x

Craftnut said...

Lovely Brenda. Thanks for the stamp it was waiting for me when i came home from a little break.

Tracy xx

Kat said...

These are stunning Brenda, well worth all the work to colour them.

Kat xx

Tracy said...

I can't pick out of them Brenda, they are both equally as gorgeous. You work well with these and showcase them beautifully.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Dora said...

Wow these are gorgeous Brenda, love how you did the swans with the beautiful paper, so elegant xxx

Susan said...

Just found your blogspot and am awestruck at your beautiful work! The white wedding card is exceptionally beautiful! I'm a cardmaker too, but my skills are definitely not up to yours, though I will keep trying to learn new techniques to improve.

I love your blog and invite you to visit mine at ladybuglanesays.blogspot.com

Miss Emerald said...

They're great! Both cards are very original and beautifully executed! Greetings!

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Brenda these are gorgeous.
luv
Debby

Merry said...

These are such wonderful images and you have you have put the swan to great use. Love the different colours and wonderful cards.

Janette said...

So pretty! :-)

Paula said...

I love these - so different & thanks for the links - have already had a look & am fascinated, especially as my husband is working on some research which includes the Iriquois tribes. The first is my favourite & I'm intrigued by your two different methods of colouring. Look forward to seeing more of these - definitely different.
Paula (PEP)

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Brenda I don't know what to say. Adorable, gorgeous, stunning etc.etc. Fantastic colours and styling
I love this card and this stamp. I made him by myself but totally different.
Hugs Marja

Kimberly said...

beautiful, just beautiful....love the colors and design...fantastic card. TFS!
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louise said...

Simple gorgeous brenda love both colour ways.
Louise xx

PatR said...

Wow Brenda you've certainly done justice to this beautiful image. Amazing cards. Hope things are good with you. xx

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JoyfullyOrange In Heaven said...

Fantabulous Brenda! I love that you colored "out of the box". I would never have thought to draw and color designs within an image so I am very glad to have seen these! Maybe I can get bold :)

Many Blessings! Deborah

Claire Phillips said...

Really stunning cards Brenda - I love the paisley textile like patterns and of course you have coloured them beautifully! Cheers Claire x

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Stella's Stöberkiste said...

wau that is the insanity. .einfach class.

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