Friday, 25 February 2011

The Stamp Man Challenge

All being well it's Friday and this post has appeared at the right time, as we're away in a cottage in the North Yorkshire Moors. It's also time for the next challenge over at The Stamp Man. For this challenge we would like to see my most favourite thing and that is Swirls and Curls ! I don't know what it is about them but whenever I see them I have to have them !

For my card I've used the gorgeous Classical Instruments set of stamps by Aspects of Design. This is also the first of three cards that I need to make for my brother in law's birthday in a couple of weeks time. Can you guess how old he'll be ?
I started by using Tea Dye DI and blending it over a piece of white card stock. Then I used my new favourite colour Walnut Stain, how gorgeous is this colour ! I then cut out the flourish using the Tim Holtz die and used the negative to stencil over the background using Vintage Photo DI.
I cut the letters using the Tim Holtz Vintage Market alphabet strip and rubbed Walnut Stain DI over the letters and also over the flourish. The numbers were coated in Glossy Accents after the DI treatment.

The image was stamped with black Archival ink then cut out using Labels 8 Nestabilities and I've blended Tea Dye and Walnut Stain DI around the edge. The paper is from the Tim Holtz Lost and Found set and the charm is from my stash, which I've just added a little Espresso Alcohol Ink to make it look a little less shiny. The tickets are cut using the Ticket Strip by Tim Holtz.

As you may have noticed I'm having a little bit of a run on Tim Holtz goodies at the moment, and it's not going to get better because by the time you read this I will also have attended one of his workshops that are happening over the course of Thursday and Friday of this week. Am I excited ? You bet I am !!!!!!


  1. Absolutly gorgoeus!!!! Love that Th Swirl!!
    Hope you have a great time at the workshop!

  2. fab card Sue - ditto re the swirls they are lush.

    Enjoy your weekend

  3. Saw this at Lunch time and could not comment! Love that stamp set and love swirls then love your style so have to say this is perfect. Going to have to see what stamps and swirls I got to hand now XOXO Zoe

  4. What a fabulous card Sue - hope you've had a fab time at Tim's workshop and are having a great time away.

    Love Lynda xxx

  5. Just saw this in my blog reader thingy and was instantly attracted, brilliant card, I love it!!!

  6. A fabulous card Sue, I just love your take on the theme and I agree, Walnut Stain is the colour of the moment for me too.
    Hope you are having a good time. Enjoy your weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  7. I love this card, all my favourite colours, hope you have a fab time with Sir Tim x

  8. very beautiful card !!
    congratulations for your coming in the Katzelkraft DT :)
    kiki :)


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