Saturday, 25 August 2012

Ah! There You Are!...and the 2nd Anniversary Giveaway by Emma

Hello everyone!

Once again, I can't believe how time has flown this month but as you all know by now, this month we have all been celebrating the 2nd anniversary of The Artistic Stamper Creative Team blog and giving you the chance to join in with our celebrations with a giveaway from each member of the team. Once again, anyone who leaves me a comment on this post, or on my own blog post HERE will be in with the chance of winning these stamp sets pictured below...so, good luck and I can't wait to read all your comments!!!
  
...and this is what I created using those stamp sets. I decided to purposely make something completely different from my last creation to show everyone the versatility of these sets and I combined it with a Mabel Lucie Attwell stamp. I wanted to create a soft, vintage style card and one that would be very much in keeping with the style of Mabel Lucie Attwell and I really hope you like what I've created....
To begin with I made my own shadow box card, using a Tim Holtz Sizzix Die from my stash, to create the aperture on the front of my card. On the front section of my card, I blended the background with Tumbled Glass DI to give a soft blue tone on the cream and then using the small flower from the Flower Power Stamp set, I stamped randomly all over the front of the card. I then blended the edges with Vintage Photo DI.
Next, using black Archival Ink, I stamped the "Ah! There You Are!" stamp from the Mabel Lucie Attwell range onto another piece of cream card and coloured it with Distress Marker Pens and a waterbrush, to give a vintage, washed feel to the image. I then blended the background with Tumbled Glass DI to give the appearance of the sky and added the completed artwork onto the inside back section of my shadow box card.
Next, I inked up the small butterfly stamp from the Tick Tock Butterfly set, stamped three separate butterflies onto cream card and then blended some more Tumbled Glass DI over the top of each before carefully cutting them out.
I then added the completed butterflies to the front of my card and added tiny buttons from my stash.
I stamped "Memories" from Journalling Words II onto cream card, trimmed it to size and added the word banner to my card. Finally, I adhered small buttons to the four corners as a finishing touch.
WHAT I USED:

Don't forget if you leave a comment you might be the lucky winner of these fab stamp sets. All winners will be announced on the 7th September, so don't forget to check back!

Hope you have a very creative weekend and see you all again soon!
Emma x

28 comments:

Terry said...

Ohh wowwzersss Emma, this is absolutely fabulousness all the way I love what you have created with those fabulous butterflies, I just love butterflies and yep also flowers, really love them. Thank you so much for an opportunity to win these fabulosu stampsets. Wow.....thanks so much and I want to wish you a creative weekend too, good luck to eveyrone Hugs Terry xxxx

Glennis said...

Absolutely wonderful card, Emma, I love the vintage look and the colours are just perfect

My name is Wynneth said...

This is truly amazing and one of the best cards I've seen in a very long time. I love the shadow box (haven't make one for ages and you've inspired me to do one!). I do so love vintage style and this image is adorable. The blue butterflies just work so well against the browns and creams.
hugs
wynneth
x

Redanne said...

A truly beautiful card, I love the delicate colours and the shadow box technique works for me every time. It really is beautiful and has a wonderful vintage feel. A x

Marianne said...

Lovely card. Love the background colors and the butterflies in the same color! Great job!
Hugs,
Marianne

Anesha said...

Very clever creation, love the design and the colours. These are fab stamps!!

Joanne said...

I think the butterlies make this adorable card. I love their colour and the way they are fluttering up the side of the image.
Hugs Joanne xx

Gill said...

I love this! I'm a big fan of Mabel Lucie Attwell and this is fabulous!
Thanks!

Michelle Loynes said...

Really lovely stamps and cards you've created. I love the vintage image and the colours you've used for the butterflies.

Alle mooie dingen said...

what a lovely card.... and those stamps... they are great.. i love these kind of stamps... (love butterflies and flowers!) thanks for a change to win
greetings
Anita
http://alle-mooie-dingen.blogspot.nl/

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Gorgeous! I love the soft, vintage feel of this card. The colors are perfect.

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

A really beautiful card Emma
Love the stamps you used and the colors.

Greetings Janny

Bumblebee said...

great card, butterflies are so timeless and versatile!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So beautiful, just a lovely image and the butterflies are fab.

Artyjen said...

Aw! That is so sweet....love the butterflies ;)
xoox Sioux

Li'l Pidge said...

Ooh, what a lovely colour combo.
Kyla

maria's knutselplezier said...

Waw, what a beautifull memorie card, it 's such a beautifull image, and I loke the soft colours of the butterflies!!

Greetings
Maria

Titbelsoeur toute seule said...

Emma, this is awesome ! I wish I could make so clean pieces !!

Paula Whittaker said...

such a beautiful card

Tigs said...

Gorgeous card, it does show off the versatility of the stamps. Beautiful.

Buttons said...

What a beautiful card. Love the softness of the image and the butterflies really pull it all together. Hugs, Buttons x

Eliza Devine said...

Such a clean design and so appealing.

Marion said...

What a sweet card Jennie, and suitable for any number of occasions. Love it!

Marion
UK

PS Hope the first weekend in the "real" shop was a huge success.

craftytrog said...

Beautiful card Emma! xxx

Katina said...

Came for a second look at this gorgeous card!
xx

Barbara said...

Emma this card has such a beautiful, nostalgic aura. The colors are so subtle and the artwork is spot on.

Rosalee said...

Beautiful card. I love that butterfly stamp. Thanks for the chance
Hugs, Rosalee

Susie Bentz said...

This card is absolutely precious. Love it!