Wednesday, 8 October 2014

City Girl Gets Around


Been playing with stamps from my new range again, which will be available soon exclusively at STAMPlorations.  These stamps are all from the set, "CityGirl".

I turned the stamp over so that I had a solid reverse image, and inked it up with Black Soot, Seedless Preserves and, I think, Spiced Marmalade.  Or it could have been Rusty Hinge - can't remember now.  Then I spritzed it heavily with water and stamped it on my card.   It made a lovely schlurpy shadow on one side as the stamp was coming away from the image.  (I re-spritzed and re-stamped and got another usable image for another card which I'll show you another time.)

I stamped the text block starting at the top, and masked it with a larger mini-poster-sized piece of paper, then drew round the paper, then stamped the next block, masked and drew round that, etc, etc.  Then I stamped the sentiment down the side of the piece and mounted it onto burgundy coloured card.

I'm entering this into Virginia's View, Clean and Simple


and Simon Says Monday Challenge, Falling In Love With...


I'm falling in love with my stamps, fall colours, and I'm still in love with Distress Inks ;)

ETA:  Also adding to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Use Watercolours.


13 comments:

  1. Congrats in advance on your new range of stamps! I can't wait to see what you have in store for us :)
    As always, your design is so clever, Shirley! I love how you stamped the text block along the left side...it looks amazing with all the fun colors! Really awesome card!

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  2. Seconding Barb's congrats, and I, too, am looking forward to seeing what dazzling delights you'll be sharing. Your card here is awesome; the *lovely schlurpy shadow* is so eye-catching, especially paired with the sentiment blocks. Trendy!!
    ~c

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  3. Very cool design! Love the 'simple & artsy' together! xx

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  4. Fabulous card; love the shadow you made with the back of the stamp. Congrats on your new stamp collection; how exciting for you!!

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  5. Exciting to see your next dazzling creations!!! Congrats on new stamp release, very cool and artsy stamp!!! I love the water colored schlurpy shadow, with cool sentiment stylish blocks!!!

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  6. Just like the fall fashion I'm seeing in DD fashion mags. Scrumptious colors.

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  7. Wow - great job creating the masked "city sign" border.....it looks great! Cool effect stamping the reverse of the stamp. Another fab card pal!

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  8. Like the fun idea to use the back of the stamp. Love the bold colors too

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  9. That's such an amazing 'slurpy' image, Shirley ... vibrant, bold and yep, so very stylish! Anita :)

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  10. Wonderful card! Love the burst of color! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  11. Cool design Shirley!! LOVE the saturated colors. Loll xx

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  12. So artistic and fabulous! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Clean and Simple Challenge!

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