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Friday, 30 March 2012

Stampotique Spring, Spring Card!

I love, love, love Stampotique Stamps! Alas, due t'credit crunch the only one I own is a gorgeous little star, but, muchly inspired by a post on Jo Capper-Sandons blog (who also designed the cool star that came free with my beloved Craft Stamper Magazine) I was determined to join in with the Spring is Sprung Designer Challenge armed with my one stamp.

I kept this card  simple (quite easy when you've only got one stamp!) but  tried to create a quirky effect in keeping with Stampotique's distinctive  aesthetic.

I used the stamp as a mask and created a background with a mix of Green and Gold Perfect Pearls and Vintage Photo Distress Reinker shaken (not stirred!) and sprayed with a Mini Mister. To create my flower, I stamped the image several times on scraps of Graphic 45 teeny weeny clocks paper left over from my entry for the Gingersnaps Challenge, then covered them  with Glossy Accents. I let it dry partly and then 'chased' away some of the Glossy Accents by spraying really hard with the Mini Mister mix.

I took the  Spring out of an old biro to make the stem. Liked that... Lots!

The photo shows the  tiny little clocks on it
I  fastened the layers together with a Tim Holtz brad and finished it off with a word tag for a pot. I thought 'simplify' made a good sentiment for Springtime.

I've decided that the card looks a bit like Spring on another planet, but that's just fine with me, quite Stampotique really!

I am entering this for the Stampotique Designers Challenge - Spring is Sprung

14 comments:

dutchstamptramp said...

Wonderful idea! Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

Willy said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us at SDC 51.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

So so cool!!!!
Spring time on a new mutant landscape maybe ;0)
The springy stem is inspirational and to think you only used one stamp!! It just shows what can be done :0)
Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique x

Gez said...

Brilliant! What a clever creation.

Thanks for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge. Gez.

Sue said...

You ARE getting your craft mojo back, aren't you?! I love the stars! Love the clocks on the stars! Love how you are paying attention to what is going on in class!! Clever girl you!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, looks really wonderful.

Anne@A Little Fur in the Paint said...

Beautiful!! Wonderful blog! ~ I'm now following, Dear ~ Best, Anne ♥

Renee said...

So cute! Sometimes you just gotta work with what you have. Good job.

Anita Houston said...

Seriously ....you need a subscribe button...I have missed 3 posts because you are whipping these out like mad! I love your 3D star ornament....so fab, and I can see G45 paper was used....awesome!

anna christensen crafts said...

Thanks for your lovely comment Anita - I do have a followers button on my blog! I didn't use bought backing paper though - I stamped it myself using the Stampotique star. I had a piece of card that had real material stuck down on it :)

Karin said...

and that only with one stamp! Very nice!

Kaz said...

I love this, you really have captured the Stampotique quirk with this! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

Basement Stamper said...

very creative using only the single stamp, it looks wonderful and thank you for joining us this week at Stampotique!

Valerie H. Wilson said...

This is quite possibly the best use of a star stamp that I've ever seen!! Tremendous job! I love your other-worldly Springtime creation! Thank you for sharing this with us at Stampotique this week!
Val :)