Thursday, September 30, 2010

I told you you'd need Fifth Avenue Floral


So, I claimed, back here, that you'd be needing the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set. Here's more proof.

In this example, I've gone nuts with watercolour pencil. I've overlapped the lines, and used the odd resulting shapes ... bit of fun, a bit fussy. A bit time consuming, I have to say, but that gave me plenty of time to listen to some music.

New favourite colour scheme - Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie - bright? You have no idea!

And here's more evidence... I coloured just one flower (with those well known alcohol based markers, but honestly, water based ones would give you a lovely result too). The newsprint background paper is, the new 'Newsprint' designer paper by Stampin' Up. So glad I can finally indulge my newsprinty leanings in "official" projects - the ones where I am trying to show off the products I am so pleased to be allowed to offer for sale!

The scalloped edges have been stamped with our gorgeous music wheel stamp - oh, yum!

And "This is no Humbug" is straight from the decorative paper. Of course.

Monday, September 20, 2010

New Stuff, and some of it penguin-oriented!

So, enjoying the lengthy breaks between posts on this blog? Yeah, me too! Plenty of good stuff to share though, so let's go!

There's a new catalogue! There's a link to it here, and of course, I can provide you with a lovely printed copy.

And here's one highlight - the new OWL PUNCH! Yup, that little owly guy is all done with one punch (there are a bunch of bits, and you get to have fun assembling owls out of different colours and patterns. I've elected to make the owl's tummy out of our new Newsprint Designer paper. Love it!

Notice the woodgrain? That's a new, BIG, woodgrain background stamp. I've stamped it twice, just of register, in two shades of brown. Nice stamp.

Notice the dark brown? That's a new colour, called Early Espresso. It takes a very special kind of person to get excited about dark brown card, but if you are one, don't worry, you are among friends.

Oh, and some old favourites are back in the catalogue. There's the gorgeous Butterfly Prints, and the deer little Forest Friends. I used Forest Friends here on a card for my daughter - the set has a nice tree, a rabbit, an owl, and a deer. Here, I've combined it with Trendy Trees (the orange tree), as well as a punched heart. Oops, didn't show the deer in this card...






For some reason, Forest Friends makes me think of Bridget Jones' Diary.











Oh, yes, I promised something penguin-oriented too. Here ya go. Made from the Owl punch, with minor modifications. He looks a bit surprised, doesn't he?