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Thursday, 5 May 2011

Sketch & Stash say Stamp Something Cupcake-like for Sir Stampalot on a Flutter by Wednesday

I was delighted to win an adorable Magnolia stamp from the lovely Jane in a recent blog hop at Magnolia Down Under.  When my stamp arrived I was absolutely thrilled that Jane had additionally included some beautiful flowers and ribbons and also an absolutely gorgeous card which you can see on her blog here.     Jane's Lovely Cards is a relatively new find for me and if you don't know her work, I urge you to grab a coffee and sit down for a fabulous stroll through her blog.  She is soooooo talented!
I was so taken with the card she sent me that I wanted to have a go at using text as a torn strip like an off-centre ribbon and also punching out the text to use as flowers.   Tearing DP is something that absolutely does NOT agree with me so I went one step further and typed up my own text which is a little resume for an artist friend of mine who is the intended recipient of my card. 
I used some lush new Stampin Up papers and printed my text directly on to one of the plainer coordinating papers.  I inked over it a little to give it a more distressed feel but I couldn't bring myself to roughen up the edges of the main DP on my card to match. 
Sketch N Stash have invited us to "pick our own sketch" from their catalogue of past sketches.  I chose #52.  Stamp Something want to see "wings" and the challenge at Sir Stampalot is "Magical Worlds" whilst Cupcake Craft want to see something "beginning with C".
Here you go, girls, my "C" is CLEAVAGE!   (Or if you prefer, you can see Cerulean, Cobalt and Cyan Colous and I used Copics - but I like cleavage better!) My image is of course one of Mo Manning's.  As Flutter by Wednesday have an "open" challenge and all they need to see is "wings" I am entering there too. When I saw "Fairy 2" I knew I just had to have her because she looks soooooo much like my artist friend (although admittedly the fairy is considerably more plump!).  I coloured her with Copics.  There is definitely something wrong with my skin coloured Copics - they are blodging rather than blending on my page but I still like the card.
If you are reading this, Jane, thank you once again for your wonderful candy and for inspiring me to make this card.
Once again, peeps, I apologise for not coming by.  I was without my internet for several days and our daughter and grandson are still with us so my crafting and blogging are taking a bit of a back seat!


Faye said...

I love your cleavage and thank you for sharing it with us at Cupcake this week!! ;) What a superb card, the text looks fab and well done for tearing. Mmmmwah. xxx

Jacee said...

Love the papers on this one Lesley, and your colouring is superb.
Hugs Jacee

pinky said...

Its so gorgeous and beautifully coloured. Thanks for playing along at Sir Stampalot this month.

Poppit said...

Wow, great card! Love the flower embellishments. Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge xx

Sue said...

hi lesley, this is beautiful , great image, fab papers and the torn paper looks great:)

thank you for joining us at sketch n stash


dolcreations said...

Another beauty card Lesley! You have outdone yourself! Beautifully done!

Anneke said...

lovely image and card and wonderful colors

Dena said...

Yes ma'am! I would say clevage too! hahaha! That was the first thing I thought! haha!
Very pretty card! The blue is a magical color and I love how you personalized it with her resume.
Hugs to you my friend!

brenda said...

What a great card and fun image Lesley, just shows fairies come in all guises.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work and joining in our Magical Worlds theme at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and look forward to seeing you again next month.

B x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, adorable card, love the fairy, very brave of you tearing paper I can only do it with my eyes shut.
I've just brought Fairy 3, didn't see this fairy, I think I prefer this one might have to buy it too.

PinksyDoodles said...

Hi Lesley,
Your card is wonderful. The image is such fun! Thank you for joining our magical challenge at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

chris said...

Hi Lesley, its flipping gorgeous, I love it so very much, such a great fairy, if a bit mad looking, I think those are the kind that might be at the bottom of our garden, as well rounded (fat) and mad is what goes on in our house. hope you are ok.
thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge. hugs chris xx

Donna said...

Beautiful card Lesley, such pretty colours and added detail! Thank you for joining in the Cupcake fun this week and good luck! :) Donna x

Marianne Reijgersberg said...

Beautiful card you made! Love your papers. And how you made your paperlace and flowers: Brilliant.
Thanks for your kind words at my blog.
Hugs Marianne

Anonymous said...

WOWZER Lesley, your creation is so amazing hun!! I love the coloring and beautiful design!! Such a lovely creation!
Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week ~Sr. DT member

Tracy said...

Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tracy said...

Fabulous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Francesca said...

Absolutely wonderful Creation
Love the shapes and colours

Thanks for joining us at Sir stampalot this month
and good luck!


Kathy said...

LOL You can't miss that cleavage!!!
Gorgeous card! Love these pretty papers and that image is fabulous! Such pretty colors and your branch is brilliant! Love it!

Vicky said...

Fabulous card Lesley...!

thanks for joining us at Sketch n Stash...and good luck!

hugs Vicky xx

Sally H said...

A wonderful card! Thanks for joining us in our magical world at Sir stampalot and good luck!

Julie said...

Stunning!! Fabulous colour combo and spot on colouring!! Great image too!! Juliexx