Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Featured Artist Week: Brigid Ashwood by Ali

This week here at Sweet Pea Stamps the Design Team are featuring the artwork of Brigid Ashwood. We are each working with her gorgeous stamp designs and I chose to create with this great stamp called Margox:
I love Brigid's Phunky Phairies range of stamps and I have a few of them. They are great to colour in and the characters have a funky attitude to them that I love. I coloured Margox with my Prismacolour pencils.
I also added some interest to the image by using a Versmarker pen and Silver Pearl embossing powder to heat emboss the background section of the image. This powder gives a lovely sheen when the light hits it:
The design for my card was inspired by the circular background section of the image... I had the idea to layer the image over a circular aperture in my card. I decorated the inside of the card with pale pink paper that would show through the aperture... here's how it looks with the card fully opened:
I used nesting dies to cut the circular aperture in my card front and in a layer of white card which I had trimmed to fit the card front. I decorated the white card layer by flicking paint across it and then heat embossing the edges with Shabby Pink Frantage embossing powder.
To finish off, I attached my cut-out image over the aperture and added some flowers and a gemstone border around the aperture:
Brigid's stamps are available in red rubber from the Sweet Pea Stamps store and for this week only are on special offer. :)


  1. Ali, this is gorgeous. She certainly looks beautiful in pink. I must keep trying with the Frantage - it looks lovely - but I struggle with it going everywhere even when I heat from underneath and it goes everywhere and I don't like mess!! Best wishes, Kym xxx

  2. Ali you have so many my favorite staff on your cord. It's a color and gems, and the glitter. and 3D's look awesome.
    Hugs Nat

  3. So pretty! Love the monochrome colors and the fun sparkle and gems!

  4. I really like the card.. You are very creative. The special touches here and there are perfectly seamless the total look is fantastic.great job! - Viola

  5. This is gorgeous, Ali! Thanks for the inspiration. After Nataliya's and your project, I am looking at these images in a different light.

  6. Ali, this is stunning, it is soooo pretty.Love the colors

  7. Wow this is amazing and perfectly colored.

  8. Nice work, the angles that you took the photo at shows the beautiful shimmer of your final project Totally gorgeous!

    Cheers, Holley

  9. Lovely! All glitter and small details are wonderful. Very soft and sweet!

  10. This is stunning. I love the embellishment and the make of the card when it is open..just gorgeous.