Thursday, 7 November 2013

Poor neglected stamps!

Hello everyone,

After my last marathon post I'll try to keep this one fairly short (Yippee I hear you all shout!).  I am really disorganised when it comes to  getting cards made in time for folks' birthdays but I was really pleased with myself that today's card was finished and posted in plenty of time for it to reach it's destination by the due date, lol!


I made this card a few weeks ago for a crafting friend who has moved to Scotland.  Since I have know her Lynne has made me some beautiful birthday cards (all carefully saved) so I wanted to make sure I made something I was really pleased with.  I used the Indigo Blu anemone corner stamped onto white card and coloured with Derwent Coloursoft pencils.  I stamped the beautiful  hummingbird from Designs by Ryn onto white card and coloured with pencils again before cutting it out.



I stamped the raindrops, also from Designs by Ryn, onto acetate (hence the reflection on each photo, lol) and cut this to the same size as the white square.  I decided where I wanted the humming bird to be positioned on top of the acetate and placed some Cosmic Shimmer (dries clear) glue underneath this point and also where the sentiment was going to be to hold the acetate in place.  I matted these two layers onto a square of co-ordinating blue card and then onto the card base before adding the bird and the sentiment, which was stamped and die cut, with 3D foam.


Although this card somehow didn't end up quite what I'd had in mind at the outset, I was still very happy with it and really enjoyed good old fashioned pencil colouring.  It's the first time I've used any of the stamps and I love them all.  The raindrops are so cleverly designed and look so realistic I think.

I managed to meet up with Lynne for a quick catch up at the StampMagic show at Doncaster a few weeks ago which was lovely and if you have to time to follow the link I put in to her blog you'll find some beautiful cards and also some wonderful photographs of the very special area she lives in now.

Till next time ...................

Hugs
Lesley  Xx

22 comments:

Lin said...

That's a beautiful card Lesley and I am sure your friend will love it!! Those rain drops are beautiful!! I love them and you've used such lovely soft colours! Great card xxx

Helen said...

what a great card, I am sure your friend loved it!!

isisimaginings.com said...

Such a beautiful card, I'm sure Lynne is thrilled with it.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow this is gorgeous Lesley. I love what you've done with Ryn's stamps, I've got the smaller raindrops, looks like I shall have to get the big ones too.

Sue x

Suzi B said...

Such a beautiful, tranquil card Lesley I'm sure Lynne loved it!
Suzi B xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous card Lesley, I bet Lynne will love and treasure it! Hope you are keeping well!

Beryl said...

Oh it's gorgeous Lesley. I bet your friend was thrilled to receive it.
Beryl xx

Aquarius said...

This is beautiful and I'm sure Lynne will just love it. I'd not seen that humming bird stamp (lovely image) and I'm a fan of the water droplets stamps. I really must not add any more to my 'stamp collection' though!!

veronica said...

gorgeous Lesley - love the acetate layer! The Ryn raindrops are one of my favourites too, but haven't seen the lovely hummingbird before, so that is another for the wish l;ist

Redanne said...

Oh Lesley, your card is absolutely stunning, love how you stamped the raindrops on acetate, they look so realistic! Sorry I have been missing, had an enforced break. I bet Lynne adored her card. Hugs, Anne x

Anita Abercrombie said...

That is really lovely! Beautiful colours x

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous Card Lesley! I love the beautifully colored flowers and bird. The acetate was a brilliant idea!

mamapez5 said...

As a follower of Lynne, I fully endorse your comments about her beautiful photos and craft work, but your card is equally lovely. I have Rhyn's water droplet stamp but I haven't seen these raindrops before. I'll have to put them on my wishlist. They are so realistic. It was a clever idea to use the acetate. I bet Lynne was thrilled to receive her card. Kate x

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Lesley, love your beautiful card and you've used some of my favorite stamps from Ryn. Have a wonderful day, Shirleyx

Paula (PEP) said...

A beauty - love the muted tones of background with hummingbird & sentiment brighter. Acetate lovely clever idea.
Paula (PEP)

Miranda said...

Lovely card with the raindrops of Ryn Lesley! Hope everything is OK? warm greet Mirandax

Brenda Brown said...

What a beautiful card Lesley bet your friend loves it. I do.
hugs {brenda} x0x

sam21ski said...

Gorgeous card Lesley and well done for making it in plenty of time

Sam xxx

craftytrog said...

What a gorgeous card! Lucky Lynne!
Have a fun & creative weekend Lesley
Alison xxx

Carol Q said...

that's an absolute stunner Lesley. she's does some gorgeous stamps doesn't she?

massofhair said...

Delicate & intricate card, looks stunning & elegant :-)

Love those rain drop stamps need to go look for them :-) x

butterfly said...

This is so pretty... the flowers are exquisite and I just love those glistening water droplets!
Alison x