All of this week over at Sweet Pea Stamps it is "Variations Week" where a specific artist is picked and the whole Design Team using the same image/selection of images.
For November the image chosen for us to be used is by Regan Kubecek and is called “Thanksgiving Harvest”. This image is available as a digital stamp and a single rubber stamp.
I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers and some Graph’it pens (as I haven’t got a mix of all colours get for Graph’it pens). I used a chalk ink pad around the image.
I’ve tried to take the photograph at an upwards angle to show that I have decoupaged the image up (it was the only way I could get it to show). Decoupage was the first area I tried in cardmaking when I first started and I still like it and enjoy doing this technique with stamped images. Yes I know it means colouring the edges of the bottom image as extra (because as the middle won’t show you don’t need to do that bit) but I think it is worth it.
I have then used a Tim Holtz leaf die and cut three different shaped leaves out of a book. I then used Tim Holtz’s Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Crushed Olive distress inks and my Inkylicious brushes to colour the leaves. The backing papers are from my stash. I have finished the card off with an array of buttons and some twine.
Here are some other Sweet Pea Stamps cards/creations I have to share with you this week.
There are times when we need sympathy/thinking of you cards. I personally like to keep these kind of cards very clean and simple as I want the image and words to do the talking and I don't think it's the right time for lots of embellishments.
For my card I have used the Sweet Pea Stamps image called "Despair". She is available as a digital stamp, single rubber stamp and as a multi-image plate (Sheet #7, Plate 205 - this image Despair comes on the plate with Broken Halo, Hope and To Bid you Farewell).
I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers/Flexmarkers and kept it to very neutral colours. The backing paper I was given so don't know the source. I have finished the card off with some ribbon, stamped sentiment, two flowers and pearls.
This is a card that I have made using a Sweet Pea Stamps image by Conie Fong. It is called "Flowers on the Beach" and is available as a rubber stamp as well as a digital stamp.
Isn't she a cutie? I have coloured the image in with my Promarkers/Flexmarkers and highlighted areas with my white gel pen and Stickles glitter glue. I have used a handmade cloud mask and used my blue Pan Pastel and fine tool to add some clouds.