Saturday, 22 December 2012

Just Playing - Spring Time

Gosh it's been raining nearly all day today and it's been that dark and gloomy I had to craft with the light on!!  So I decided to hit some spring colours / images and have a play.  This one is an atc, background is pan pastels dairylide yellow (250.5) and bright yellow green shade (680.3).  The image was stamped in black stazon.  The edges were subtly inked in tea dye distress ink.

This one is sort of a bookmark size.  Background again is pan pastels, well I haven't played with them for a while.  Mixture of phthalo blue tint (560.8), phthalo blue (560.5) and ultramarine blue extra dark (520.1).  The background image is stamped in iced spruce distress ink.  The main Indigoblu image is stamped in timber brown stazon and the butterfly from the same plate was inked with distress markers, spritzed with water and stamped.

Background again is pan pastels dairylide yellow (250.5) and bright yellow green shade (680.3). The Crafty Individual images were stamped in black stazon and coloured with distress ink markers.

More pan pastels for the background.  I inked up my new (to me) Stampotique word background stamp with walnut stain distress ink.  The other images are from T!m's urban tapestry plate and inked in black stazon.

And lastly I used a combination of magenta (430.5), violet shade (470.3) and violet tint (470.8).  The background image is a wooden stamp painted with pansy and mushroom Paperartsy fresco paint.  The Lavinia image was stamped firstly in black stazon and then over stamped with seedless preserve distress ink.  I don't know why but those Lavinia stamps really don't stamp well with permanent inks!!


Helen said...

Golly, you have been busy!! I love them - I've got that Crafty Individual stamp, it's fab - don't think I've used it much though.

Marianne said...

This is quiet a production and you managed to bring a little spring over here in the Netherlands. I love these cards and the stamps you have used. My fav is the bookmark sized one!
But they all look great!!

Julia S-W said...

It is dark isn't it? I'm fed up with the weather really!
These are all lovely Sam. Such gorgeous backgrounds which let the fab images speak for themselves. My favourite is the ATC but they're all wonderful.
Merry Christmas!

butterfly said...

Wow - they're fabulous, Sam! I love the bookmark too, with the wonderful French text stamp, and the glorious grasses... and the Stampotique words on the bird ATC are glorious (can see Stampotique starting to play a part in my crafting in 2013!)... Looking forward to some proper play time over Christmas - just for fun and exploration.

Thank you so much for your lovely comment... I guess the reason I could part with the tag is I always knew as I was making it that it was for Trace, and therefore it COULD only leave me!

Are you up for a swap in 2013?!
Have a wonderful Christmas... see you on the other side.
Alison xx

chrissies said...

You have been busy Sam and all really beautiful makes. Nice to think of Spring on such an awful day I reckon.

We had a Christmas Day with all the trimmings as Vic's mum came yesterday as she likes to spend the real Christmas Day on her own.Never noticed the rain thank goodness.

Love Chrissie xx

Gez said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

Loving ALL your artwork Sam, can't choose a favourite.

Hope you have a WONDERFUL Christmas.

Love & Best wishes for the New Year. Huggsss, Gez xxx

Alison said...

Looks like you had fun playing Sam! Love the bookmark especially!
Hope you and the boys have a fab Christmas xxx

Rosie said...

So wonderful spring cards in winter, love them all

Merry Christmas to you and yours

Chris said...

Love all your projects, Sam, especially the bookmark.

The sun's been shining here today - makes a lovely change from all the rain.

Jeannette said...

Love all your projekts,its very wonderful of color,the book is georgus,the colors so fine and pastell, i loved all,georgus,georgus,georgus.

happy new year Jeannette

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