Tuesday, 24 June 2008

At last....my new Papertrey stamps

I've had these stamps for a couple of weeks and have been itching to use them. This one is for Louise's birthday. My younger daughter takes after her mother - crazy about shoes, and, as she wears red wellingtons to walk Murphy this seemed very apt.

The second one is for a friend whose mum died yesterday.

Papertrey Stamps. Green Thumb
Everyday Blessings

Sunday, 1 June 2008

My First 'Stampin' Up' Set

These are made with my new SU set, Essence of Love. May be my first of theirs but certainly not the last. This first one is not my usual colour choice but I brayered the background with yellows and orange and really liked it.

These next two are also on brayered backgrounds,this first on has the same stamp randomly over the brayering. I double stamped the image without re-inking and the finished shadow effect is almost 3D - not so noticeable on the photo. Haven't decided on a sentiment yet.

This last one and the first have the butterfly from the set stamped, embossed and added with a glue dot to give some depth. Added flower brads and the quote from the set too.

In the News Too

My daughter Louise featured in the local Gazette this week. She was asked to complete a questionnaire about her pets then they sent a photographer to do pictures. Of course Murphy thought it was a huge game and sat beautifully until the camera was raised then danced and pranced - or licked Louise which made her crunch her face up, not really the image she wanted publicised. This is the final piece.