Friday, 15 August 2008

Cutting it Fine Again.....

Evening all. I found a great sketch over on Sketch Saturday so thought it would be a great chance to 'exercise' one of my new stamps from Alota Stamps. It also ended up being one of the quickest cards I have ever made which really does make a change for me as I often spend hours shuffling and reshuffling all the pieces until I get them looking right!

Firstly, I rotated the sketch -90 degrees so that it would fit the image I wanted to use. I've only just realised (now that the cards are sitting side by side in front of me on my desk) that this layout is now practically identical to the Elizabeth Bell 'Penpal' card below! Whoops!

Anyway...... As I previously mentionned, this stamp is an Alota stamp from their Country Girl range. I coloured the image with my Prismas and Sansodor and am really pleased with how it turned out. The paper is from my favourite 'Papermania Retro Floral' collection and the embossed section came courtesy of my Swiss Dots embossing folder. The mounting card is DCWV and the ribbon came from a fab little bead shop which I found just down the road from work.

Hope you like it!

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15 comments:

Jenn said...

Super adorable!!! I love the sweet image and the dp is great too! :D

Sammee said...

Hi Stacey
Would that bead shop be 188? I was there last week stocking up!! How long will it be before you get tempted to bead - Jo has some lovely work there.
Sam x

Sandra said...

Hi,beautiful card,lovely delicate colour scheme and cute image coloured perfectly...
Thank you for the kind comments you left me tonight...Oh congratulations on your DT post...i will check the challenge out when it begins...
Sandra x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Love the gorgeous stamp and your colouring is fabulous. Have a great weekend Stacey, Hugs, Nikki x

Terrie B x said...

Your card is `Gorgeous` Stacey...
Have a great Weekend:)x

Beth said...

I love the colours of this card, and the stamp is so cute! I find myself going back to tried and tested layouts, it's so much easier! Have a great weekend! xx

CraftyC said...

Its a gorgeous stamp and got mine delivered yesterday, cant wait to try it out!!
Clairexx

Sheila said...

lovely as always. they're one of my fave papers too :)

Bev said...

Love this card!! The papers and colours are gorgeous and the image too cute

Marcie said...

Adorable card!

debby4000 said...

Adorable card, love the colours they work so well with the colours you've used with the image.

All Pink girl said...

Oh Stacey,this is so cute ,fabulous card just love the image ,Dawnxx

Tara said...

I love this image and your card is just fab! xx

Janet said...

Love this! Great image and your colouring is fab!X

Angela K said...

This is so sweet! Love it!