Background and main image form Pick of the Bunch Crysanthemum stamp sheet, butterfly from the Rudbeckia set
Saturday morning means it must be time for a new challenge at Allsorts and the lovely Nicola has a bit of a recipe for us this week '3 flowers, 2 stamps and one DP'.
Now I know I have been a dreadful blogger this week, time has really got the better of me, but I have been deep in craft mode with a magazine article which needed to be off my desk this week.................I'm told I also have something in the new edition of Papercraft Inspirations, but not checked that out as yet............then samples for Stamp Addicts C&C programme next week and Tonic Studios programme tomorrow with Ruth's stamps........you can also see the stamps and top card at Tonic Studios website here, more about them and some shares in a moment. Then there's the huuuuuuge pull of the Olympics, have they been great so far or what ? So apologies if I've not got round to you this week, but I promise I am going to try and rectify that in the coming days.
For my Allsorts DT piece, the easel card above, I have gone for a Penny Black sunfolwer stamp which I inked with distress markers and spritzed with water before stamping onto a piece of Fabriano watercolour card. I inked the edges whilst the piece was still in the die and also inked through some sequin waste to add a bit of interest. The DP is BoBunny, the sentiment another Penny Black stamp, the swirl is Cheery Lynn and the flower made with punches.
Next it's time to share some of the cards I have been making using Ruth's (A Passion for Stamps) wonderful new stamp sets, there are six of them distributed by Tonic Studios and they are called 'Pick of the Bunch', the first four sets Rose, Fuchsia, Lilies and Peony premiered on Create and Craft a couple of weeks ago and tomorrow at 5pm (Tonic Studios show) the Rudbeckia and Chrysanthemum sets will be released.
Background has images from the Rudbeckia and Rose set, flower from Crysanthemum set, butterflies from the Peony, Rudbeckia and Fuschia
I believe they were pretty much a sell out last time round, but I can tell you that I spoke with Colemans Craft Warehouse this week and they are going to stock them along with the matching dies also designed by Ruth that are due out very shortly, will tell you a bit more about that in due course as it might be a week or so before they arrive in store, so meantime you can get them right away from C & C.
A simple approach using the Rudbeckia set
I have lots more samples in the pipeline.................well you know me and flowers and butterflies and I will be sharing some more with you next week.
Have a lovely weekend and thanks as always for dropping in.