Friday, 2 May 2014

Playing with new stamps....


It has been a busy week at work so it is great to finally get the chance to make some cards....

I made this card using the fab Ori Kami stamp set from Altenew.  I masked the bird and sponged through the Memory Box mesh stencil.  I watercoloured the bird to provide some soft colour and I coloured a torn piece of vellum for the background.  As I watercoloured the image I will enter this card in to Keep It Simple's current watercolour challenge and will play along with Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge which is Anything Goes.
I also made a card with another (new to me) stamp from Neat and Tangled:
I love this big sentiment - it works great as a focal point on a card!  I used a Tim Holtz stencil in the background with Squeezed Lemonade and Tumbled Glass ink.  I thought this splattered effect background would work well with Addicted to CAS's current challenge with the cue word - grunge.
Thanks for your visit :)  I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Sarah x


  1. Fabulous cards, Sarah! I love your stenciled background and how you water colored the bird on your first one, and your splattered background on the 2nd card is perfect with your sentiment! You have such a great eye for color...I always love your choices and techniques!

  2. These are both brilliant, Sarah ... love the soft colours and stencilling on the first ... the splatters on the second are fabulous as a background for that wonderful bold sentiment! Thanks so much for playing along with ATCAS! Anita :)

  3. Two fabulous cards, Sarah! Love the stencilling and water colouring on the first one - the vellum looks almost like a watercolour panel too. And I love he grunge background on the second card!

  4. Sarah love your new, Altenew! Beautiful cards.

  5. Hi Sarah! Love the pinks and yellows! So pleased that you joined us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  6. Oh wow!!! I am loving these cards and find myself especially drawn to the second one and never would have guessed it was created with that stencil from Tim. I actually own it and now MUST get it out and play. I also LOVE the colors you pretty! Awesome design!!

    Special thanks for the kind words on my blog. I was so excited when asked to be on the DT and since I was just starting back into pursuing a new position, it worked out perfectly. I had also applied for ABNH, but didn't' get that --- so happy that YOU did! I am very happy with this and have a fun "surprise" Guest Spot" coming up soon, so stay tuned!!

    Thanks again Sarah -- Have a super weekend!!


  7. Wonderful creations!!! Thanks for playing at KIS!!

  8. Such a wonderful design - your bg is fantastic!!!
    Thanks for your support with my Sunday WC - it means so much to me! Hugs, Karin

  9. Hey Sarah!
    To be true: at first I don't liked the Origami Stamps. But you've done a great Job. I'm afraid in the end I must also have one of this stamp sets ;-)
    Thank you for joining us at KEEP IT SIMPLE!

  10. Two fabulous cards Sarah. Love the softness of the watercoloring on your first card ... and the torn vellum layer makes a beautiful backdrop.

    Love the colors of your second card. Great design with the tilted panel - love the grunge splatters! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

  11. Super gorgeous watercolouring Sarah! So glad you joined in the fun @ Keep It Simple :)