Monday, 4 April 2011

Stampman Blogcandy and A Card For My Mum

Afternoon Crafters, how's your Monday going? It's the first day of the Easter holidays here and as the weather has been a bit chilly and damp we've spent the day having a blitz on DD's bedroom, well it had to be done!!!! You can now actually see the colour of the floor again and I know that all the clothes in the wardrobe do actually fit. Would you believe at nearly 10 she still had clothes sizes age 4-5 in her drawer. To be fair, they did still fit last Summer but she's had a bit of a growth spurt over the last year.

To get your week off to a good start The Stampman are offering some scrummy blog candy in the form of Tim Holtz loveliness. Jill has put together a collection of new products and some from way back to the value of £60 so if you want to be in with a chance to get her hands on it, all you have to do is put the above photo on your sidebar with a link back to Jill's blog and make sure you add your name to her post. The candy is open until 9pm (GMT) on Tuesday 26th April so what are you waiting for!!

Here in the UK it was Mother's Day yesterday and I hope all you Mums had a lovely, relaxing day and were spoilt rotten. Did you see that advert that was on yesterday that said "she is just an arm, a leg" etc and was dedicated to Mums. I blubbed my eyes out when I saw it. Daft or what. It just caught a spot!!

Here is the card I made for my Mum with some of the lovely new Lavinia stamps I bought from Harrogate a few weeks back.

I used distress inks for all the stamping, starting with Antique Linen. The words are Brushed Corduroy which I also added around the edges . The leaves are Rusty Hinge and Bundled Sage and the little mushrooms are Aged Mahogany. I always seem to struggle to get a good dark image for silhouette images but with this one, after stamping it, I used the fine liner that comes in the promarker sets to darken it up which seemed to work well.

The whole thing was finally sprayed with gold glimmer mist to add a bit of shimmer. Mum was thrilled with it, but I did have a head start because I know how much she loves Lavinia stamps!!!

Well, I need to go and get tea out so thanks for stopping by and enjoy your evening.


Clarky J said...

This is gorgeous Lisa no wonder your mum loved it x Wow the Easter hols have started early - ours dont start till Friday Meghans counting the days........ xx

JoZart said...

Oooh Lisa, the card for your dear Mum is so lovely. I love the stamp so much and must look for that at the upcoming shows. The background is gorgeous with the added shimmer... perfect. Lucky Mum and lucky you to have your her to make it for... I wish!
Hugs Jo x

Jill said...

OMG Lisa what a gorgeous card Lisa! Bet your Mum loved that one! Hope you and yours are well and that your weather is not going downhill like ours is! We have got lots of beautiful flowering pansies out and camellias but if it rains they will be a mess! Jill x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow i bet your mm loved her card .. its stunning.. i just love those Lavinia stamps
Lisa x

Lynda said...

Fabulous card Lisa - love all the stamped layers for the background and the silhouette is perfect - thanks for the tip on how you did that!

Love Lynda xxx

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there Lisa, this is totally gorgeous, love the fairy image and your pretty background compliments beautifully:0) xxx

craftimamma said...

I love your card Lisa and I'm not surprised your Mum did too. Actually guess who bought three of those new Lavinia fairies at Harrogate? Yup, you got it in one and I'm off to Ally Pally on Saturday where I will no doubt see some more of this range that I just have to have, lol!

Lesley Xx

Jules said...

Oh Lisa this is just gorgeous.

I love, love, love, love, love it!!!

What a lucky Mum to get this. It would stay on show in my house for ever .. .. in a frame!!

Love Jules xx

Emma said...

Thank you for your lovely comments on my cards and I can't wait to see your "Emma inspired" work of art!! I'm sure it will be stunning and please let me know when you've done it, as I would love to see it!! :)
Hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday and as always, your card was beautiful. I'm sure your Mum loved it, just as much as we did!
Hugs, Emma xx

Kathy said...

Fantastic card Lisa - I'm not a bit surprised your mum loved it.

Hope you are keeping well, I've been a bit rubbish at keeping in touch lately!


Hope you and your Mum had a lovely day Lisa. Your card is stunning (I recognise those stamps :D)! The scene you've created is magical, and the colouring gives it a beautifully soft vintage look.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Beryl said...

This is beautiful Lisa. Lobe the soft stamping in the bbackground and the main image is gorgeous. I know what you mean about getting a strong image for the main silhouette. I've found that Versafine Onyx Black does a good job.
Beryl xx

Sam said...

Oooo! I hope your Mum liked this card you have made for her. This is gorgeous and I love that paper - MME me thinks!!

Mrs.B said...

Lisa this is gorgeous, love all the different stamps and inks you have used. Fabulous card.
Avril xx

Lin said...

WOW I really, really like this. The background colour is absolutely perfect for the silhouette fairy and the sentiments behind her and the little mushrooms below her really bring it all together.

Ohhh I just realised that you have stamped everything on there....... well even more gorgeous, lol

Lin xx