Saturday, 28 February 2015

Dark Shores with Sweet Pea Stamps

Today I'd like to share with you all my Sweet Pea Stamps DT project featuring the work of this months featured artist Linda Biggs.  I chose to use the gorgeous 'Dark Shores' image, as it features a truly stunning mermaid;
The image title makes you think of the sun-setting, but I decided that I'd make it a sunrise, and combined it with some gorgeous sunshine papers and a 'Here comes the Sun' sentiment.  As soon as I saw this collection of paper I knew I had to add it to my stash it's called 'Radiant' by Authentique, and I love it.

My image is coloured with a mix of Letraset Tria and Promarkers, along with some Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen in White, here's a closer look;


You can find this image in both Rubber and Digital Format in the Sweet Pea Stamps Store, along with lots more beautiful images. Don't forget to hop over to the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog to check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of our very talented design team.

Thank you for visiting with me today, Hope you see lots of Sunshine this weekend!

Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Happy Birthday....

Happy Birthday 

Today is a very special day as it's Susan Salyer's birthday; Birthday's are special, it's the one day of the year our loved ones get to tell us how much we mean to them and to celebrate our lives.  This year Susan might not be wanting to celebrate much, having recently lost her beloved mother; but this makes it all the more important that we let her know how much we love her, and that we are thinking of her on her special day.  Hope this wee blog hop brings a smile to your face Susan
For my card I used the beautiful 'Angel of Love' image by Helena Reis available at Sweet Pea Stamps.

I hope everyone enjoys our wee hop, and please leave some love on Susan's blog when you reach it at the end of our hop.

Happy Hopping All

Blog Hop List
Suzi - You are here!

Susan 'The Birthday Girl' Salyer

I'm entering this card into the current challenge over at the One Sweet Challenge SPS Challenge Blog

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Happy Valentine's Day with Sweet Pea Stamps

Happy Valentine's Day to You All.  Today I'm sharing with you a card i've made featuring the gorgeous rubber stamp by Amanda S Byron called Arielle Love Faery available over in the Sweet Pea Stamps Store.

With it being Valentine's Day I could not resist using lots of shades of Pink and Red, with a little pale blue for contrast. I used Memento Tuxedo Black Ink to stamp this beauty, before colouring her with a mix of Letraset Tria and Promarkers. I had such fun colouring this pretty mermaid, and added some Sakura Clear Stardust Glitter Pen to her beautiful faery wings to give her that extra little sparkle.


For my background I used two different shade of pink card stock by DCWV, along with a couple of coloured paper doiles. My sentiment is a mix of stickers from Cosmo Cricket and Simple Stories.

I then went a little mad with the embellishments, I wanted to create the impression of her being surround by all her beautiful treasures a la 'The Little Mermaid' so I scatter flatback Roses, Hearts, Stars and Starfish around, and then added a few dots of Aqua Stickles Glitter Glue to add a little extra sparkle and contrast to all the pink.

I had such fun with this image, Amanda has some of the cutest characters available in Rubber stamp form over in the Sweet Pea Stamp Store, you really should check them out, along with all the other gorgeous Artists you'll find there. Don't forget to visit the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog to see the wonderful creations from the rest of our very talented Design Team.

That's all from me for today, Wishing you all a Wonderful Day
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Sending you a Bunch of Love

So it's February and getting close to Valentine's Day, so the perfect opportunity to create some pretty cards all in the name of love. My card today features the gorgeous 'Bunch of Love' by Ching Chou Kuik available in gorgeous red rubber in the Sweet Pea Stamps Store.

Isn't she pretty, and you could give this card to anyone you love, not just your Valentine. If you love this image you can find lots more of Ching Chou Kuik's gorgeous images in both Rubber and Digital Formats.

Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

I Love Ewe

Today I'd like to share with you a wee project I've made using some adorable stamps from The Isobel Craft Collection.

I had great fun altering this wee notebook. To create a base for my background I went over the front of the notebook with a White Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen, but I could have just as easily used Gesso, that would have given the same finish.   I then scribbled on some Faber-Castell Gelato in Cotton Candy, and Pistachio which i blended together with a paper stump and then a damp brush so that when dry my background would permanent.

Using a Black Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen - big brush, I stamped my image onto some white card stock.  I chose the adorable sheep and lamb stamp from the Sheep set of stamp by The Isobel Craft Collection.  I coloured the sheep and lamb using Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens - big brush, in shades cold grey, blue and black, before adding the White Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen.

Here's a close up of my image;
The Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens are full of Indian Ink, which is wonderful to colour with and dries waterproof and light fast.  I love the White pen, as the ink dries semi opaque, so you can see your layers of colours through it and build up some nice depth to your white areas, and once dry you can add more if you want more opaque areas.

After colouring my sheep, I used the Cotton Candy and Pistachio Faber-Castell Gelatos to create my background, then once dry I drew an heart around the sheep and cut it out.  I edged the heart with Deep Scarlet Red Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen(big brush) before applying some Watermelon Faber-Castell Gelato to soften the edge.  I then glued the heart to the front of the notebook.

I then stamped my sentiment first with Deep Scarlet Red Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen(big brush) and then with the Black Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen - big brush.  Before drawing a frame around the heart and the edge of the notebook.  I added some Watermelon Faber-Castell Gelato to soften the edge of the frame around the notebook.

To embellish my notebook I took two heart patterned washi tapes, and added a strip of each to the bottom right corner of the cover, before cutting one of the smaller hearts out of the tape and sticking it above the lamb. The finishing touch for this notebook, was some red grosgrain polka dot ribbon tied around the binding rings of the notebook.

I had a wonderful time playing with all of these products, it was the first time I'd used them all in a finished project, and I have to say they are such fun and so easy to work with.  The Faber-Castell PITT pens and Gelatos are wonderful quality, lovely bright colours and a little goes a long way.  The Sheep stamps from The Isobel Craft Collection are not only adorable, but wonderful quality, nice deeply etched photo-polymer stamps, they are quite thick too, so very easy to handle and transfer from their acetate sheet to your stamping block and back again without any fear of tearing.  I'm looking forward to sharing my next project using them with you.

You can get your hands on these wonderful stamps either by visiting Sophy's Etsy Store, or The Isobel Craft Collection Facebook Page.  You can get lots more wonderful crafty goodies from The Isobel Craft Collection Monthly Papercraft Event, the next one being the Funky February Online Papercraft Event on 22nd & 23rd February.

That's all from me for today, Thank you for visiting with me,
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx


Saturday, 31 January 2015

Featured Artist Week at Sweet Pea Stamps - Maigan Lynn

This week we have been featuring the wonderful images of Maigan Lynn over at the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog, for my project I chose to use the gorgeous 'Rockabilly Rose' image;

With all the cold weather we've been having at the moment, I felt the need to create something bright and cheerful, so I had great fun colouring this gorgeous image in shades of turquoise and orange, with the additional of some golden sunshine yellow for her hair.

For my patterned papers I went with a funky circle and stripe combo, which i combined with some pretty flowers to soften the look.  My sentiment is a Tim Holtz Adage Ticket.

You can find this image in digital format in the Sweet Pea Stamps Store, along with lots more gorgeous images by Maigan Lynn and a whole host of talented artists.

That's all from me for today, Thank you for visiting with me, have a wonderful weekend.
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Happy Birthday Lynette Blog Hop

Happy Birthday Lynette


Welcome to our Surprise Birthday Blog Hop for Lynette owner of Sweet Pea Stamps.
Today we are celebrating Lynette's birthday and letting her know how much we all love her and the wonderful work she does running Sweet Pea Stamps.

So Lynette, I made you a card;
Just want to wish you a truly wonderful birthday and hope you get lots of Fine Things. It truly is a pleasure to know you and be a member of your wonderful Design Team. You are such a lovely, generous, loving lady, and I'm honoured to be able to call you my friend. Have an Awesome Day xxx

Here is the full Blog Hop List so you don't miss any stops, have fun hopping and please leave some love on the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog for Lynette.

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Saturday, 24 January 2015

A Buttercup just For You


Today I'd like to share with you a pretty card I've created featuring the super sweet 'Buttercup' image by Conie Fong which you can find over at the Sweet Pea Stamps store. Conie Fong draws some of the cutest children, and this image is one of my favourites.

Buttercup is coloured with Letraset Promarkers and then matted and layered onto some patterned paper from Crafter's Companions Everyday with Barkley A4 paper pad.  The papers in this set are so pretty, such delicate patterns including some lovely ombre effect papers.

I then layered a Papermania Die cut onto my card before adding my coloured image.  For my sentiment I used two of the dies from the MFT Die-namics Tag Talk set, and added some organza ribbon.

Using a Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch I punched some butterflies from some of the leftover background papers, adding one to the sentiment tag, and scattering more of them around my card.

For my main embellishment I chose to create a frame of paper flowers around my image.

Doesn't she look beautiful surrounded by all those flowers.  This card reminds me so much of Springtime, something which I am yearning for, I like most other people have had enough of this cold Wintery Weather, can't wait for Spring to arrive.

That's all from me for now, Thank you for visiting with me today, Don't forget to hop over to the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog to see all the beautiful creations from the rest of our very talented design team. And keep your eyes open for lots of gorgeous new images being adding to the Sweet Pea Stamps Store on a regular basis, I know you'll find lots of beautiful images to tempt you with.

Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Saturday, 17 January 2015

A Lovely Snowflake Owl with Sweet Pea Stamps

Today I'd like to share with you all a card i've created using the beautiful 'Snowflake Owl' image by Charmaine Flannery available over at Sweet Pea Stamps;

I thought this image would make a lovely birthday card for someone with a winter birthday, but you could use this image for any occasion.  I had so much fun colouring her with my Letraset Promarkers, and white gel pen.

For my card, I took a 5" x 7" card blank and adhered two round doilies to it, before trimming the doilies in line with the cards edges.  I then took 3 different washi tapes from my stash, a plain cerise, purple checks along with a purple and grey striped .  I tore strips from each of these tapes and added them over my doilies to create my background.  I then stapled my coloured image in place.

To embellish my card I added a Tim Holtz Adage Ticket for my sentiment, along with cerise gems of various sizes and a cerise wooden heart button.

I love combining paper doilies with washi tape to give both a traditional and funky feel to my card backgrounds, I hope you like the combination as much as I do.

That's all from me for today, don't forget to visit the Sweet Pea Stamps Blog to check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of our very talented design team.

Thank you for visiting with me,
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

Monday, 12 January 2015

A Colour Palette Challenge with Kit and Clowder Facebook Group

Today I'd like to share with you my entry for the current Colouring Competition in the Kit and Clowder Facebook Group.  

This beautiful image is called Green Goth Maiden is by the amazing talent that is Ching-Chou Kuik, and is a freebie for the colouring contest. I coloured her with Letrset Promarkers, White Gel Pen and Sakura Clear Stardust on the Butterflies.  I then layered my image onto some metallic gold paper, before adding it to an A5 card blank.  I added my sentiment using alphabet stickers by Sn@p Studios @ Simple Stories.

If you like this image then you need to check out Ching-Chou Kuik's images that are available over at Sweet Pea Stamps in both Rubber stamp and Digital Formats.

Thank you for visiting with me today
Bye for now
Suzi
xxx

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