People are always asking me where the ideas for my cards come from. Well I have always found the challenges so very useful when I am trying to work to a deadline for DT work and now that Louise has shown me the Feline Playful blog it is so much easier.
They post a daily list which includes the challenges for that particular day and also a separate list of the winners from the previous weeks challenges.
This is where I found out that I had won the Sunday Sketch and Stamp challenge.
So when I was given a new set of stamps to play with by Hobby Art I had a quick scroll down the challenges for a touch of inspiration.
I didn't have to look far. The challenge this week over at Allsorts is Black and White plus One.
The background panel has been created by stamping the poppy onto glossy card stock using a Versamark ink pad and then sponging over the top with distress inks (weathered wood and black soot)
I have stamped and embossed the poppy onto watercolour card and coloured it using the same distress inks. I then cut it out using an oval nestie and gave it my trademark padded look.
I have mounted it over a slightly larger red oval and added it to the card along with a piece of ribbon, a poppy and some punched leaves.
The card has been finished with some stitching and black gems.
I get the impression that I was not the only one to have missed Jenny's show on Create and Craft this Tuesday so I hope that this sample helps. It really is a lovely stamp set. I thoroughly enjoyed playing with it.
Off to bed now, I hadn't realized how late it had got.