Wednesday, 27 February 2013

SSS - A Stamp you love but you don't use

Hello Friends

The Peeps over at Simon Says Stamp and Show are this week asking crafters to use a stamp/s that you love but do not use.  After a little thinking and a smackeral of honey (I am a bear of very little brain!) I remembered this Inkadinkado stamp which I bought some time ago (about a year!) but had not really been satisfied with how it had turned out.   I had tried colouring it with markers and Copics but was not really happy with the results.

I started trying to think of different ways I could ink it up and then had a little "Eureka" moment and thought about the watercolour technique which I had learnt on the CC101 course.  I picked out Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss and Gathered Twigs Distress Inks  and inked up my stamp.  A little spritz with water using a mini mister and then I stamped the image on to watercolour paper.  Wow!  Do I now love this stamp!  I got a little carried away and made up 5 images to use on cards and the beauty of this technique is that each image is different!

As for the rest of the card, I used a Paperartsy stamp for the grass at the base using the same green inks as on the image and I stamped some birds using a Tim Holtz stamp.  The orange cardstock is cordinations which I ran through a Tim Holtz embossing folder before sanding and inking with GT and RP inks.  A little ribbon holding a TH tag stamped with a SU stamp and that is my card finished, which I have sent to a very special friend of mine to thank her for a recent gift she sent me.  I hope she likes it!

Thank you guys and gals at SSS for making me look again at this stamp!

I have just realised that I can also enter this into the Addicted to Stamps Challenge which is simply to incorporate stamping into your piece.  I have ticked that box with this card!  It has been a while since I have joined in over there so yippee!

Thanks for calling by and please leave me a comment so I know you have been.  

Hettie

23 comments:

Amanda said...

Love this card, such a clever technique too, i love challenges that make you think and do exactly what it says n the tin. Hugs, Amanda x

Mrs F said...

Well l'm not surprised you now love this stamp, it looks brilliant. Also, love the double ribbon, a technique l may have to pinch ;)

Can't wait to go shopping with you round AP but thinking l should of started saving by now!

Big hugs xx

butterfly said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Samantha - LOVE the colours, and the delicate stamping in the background - utterly lovely!
(And oops... an hour early with my AS post - my blog is on European time because I created it in CZ!!)
Alison x

Annie said...

Hi Samantha. Gorgeous make. Love the colours and main stamped image

Hugs Annie x

Shana Gaff said...

I love your layout and the colors are just lovely. Thanks for playing at ATSM this week. :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I certainly agree with you, Sam! This is an image to love with this method. Stunning card! I have a couple of floral images that I feel that way about, so you've got me wondering now about how they would look with a watercolor spritz ... so thanks much!

Kate said...

Soooo pretty!

Anita Houston said...

Fabulous card! Love the way you've colored this stamped flower! Great design as well, and love the birds in the background...FUN! Thanks so much for stamping with us this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Kylie said...

Wonderful design and beautiful stamping! Love the colour choices. Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM! xx

Bella said...

I love this technique for flowers. This does look absolutely FABULOUS!

Nonni said...

Beautiful card, I love the watercolor technique you've used, it goes really well with the stamp. Beautiful colors too! Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week!

lisa said...

Sometimes you have to be made to use a stamp to discover that you actually love it don't you. I find this all the time and then it becomes my most favourtist!! thing. I love how you've used the watercolour technique on it and those colours are yummy, some new di's I need there I think.
Yes, please to Boofle, bed's the only warm place especially when it's still -2 outside. Looks like we are not going to be warm anytime soon, British Gas doesn't seem to want know and the earliest they can give us a quote is 2 weeks!!!!! To add insult to injury they are now digging up all the road outside to lay new pipes and I can't get the car out...grrrr. Think we are going to have to find a nice local chappie to come and sort us out.
Off to find some thicker soaks. Have a lovely day.
Hugs Lisax

Alison Scott said...

Beautiful card. A lot of work but well worth it. It's lovely.

Sue said...

Beautiful stamping and colours, love how you've made the background too! Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

Irene said...

A beautiful card Sam, no wonder you love the stamp as the watercolouring is gorgeous.
luv
irene
xxxx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

See, now I wouldn't have had a clue what to do with this stamp . . . but you've made it into a beautiful card Sam. Congrats hon.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Kim said...

Fantastic card Sam!! I have found that technique has re-born a lot of my stamps too! And I love the layering. Just plain beautiful!

lisa said...

She loves it Sam and is displaying it very proudly, thank you so much, you have spoilt me.
hugs lisax

scrappymo! said...

OMG this is just gorgeous. I love the subtleness of the schanging shades and yet unjoy the vibrant colours.

Great card...that embossing folder is fa!
Off to catch up on your posts I have missed.

I am off to my 88 yr old Mum's for a week. Will only have sporadic access to computer...Mum does not have internet and i don't have a laptop...I use an old fashioned compute!

Anna-Karin said...

Beautiful card! That stamp worked perfectly for that technique and such a pretty stamp it is. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Cazro said...

A gorgeous stamp, love you stamped it with direct colour. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More. Caz

butlersabroad said...

Ooh Sam! I was in so much of a hurry to grab my badge and run that I didn't even realise that this lovely card was by you!! *Hangs head in shame*. It's beautiful, glad you decided to use it again.

Hugs
Brenda

Darnell J Knauss said...

Popping back to congratulate you, Sam, on the well-deserved shoutout from Addicted to Stamps and More!