Sunday, November 10, 2013

Variations Week: Kym's View

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 stampsingle 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.

The backing papers I have used are Bearly Mine Designs The Boys Zone and Bearly Mine Designs Just Plaids.   I have finished the card off with a sentiment off the computer, gold card candi, gingham ribbon and handmade shells (these have been made with a silicone mould, tissue paper and Pan Pastels).


  1. Wow these are just beautiful and love each of these images....xx

  2. You have been busy! Wow! all such wonderful cards!!

  3. Busy lady you are. I love your take on the Variations week! I love the leaves. The other cards are so beautiful too!

  4. so beautiful Kym, I love all the wonderful yellows you put with the fall card. That Conie Fong mermaid baby is just totally awesome though. TOO cute! Cheers, Holley

  5. You are a busy woman! So much to see.. all so different... and all so gorgeous! Best Sylvia

  6. Another outstanding collection of cards Kym. Love them all.

  7. I love the leaves in the variation image. Using old books is my favorite form of recycling. I loved the way you colored them too. Great job.
    The dis pair card is very nice too. I've always loved this image and you did her well.
    Hugs, Viola

  8. Kym all three cards are fantastic. The variation image is so darn cute, the layout is wonderful. Love the colors you chose for each one.

  9. Wow Kim! So sweet cards! Love them all!