Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Orange, the colour that doesn't rhyme...

Whiff of Joy had a tricky colour combo for their Challenge this week of orange, brown and cream, I've just managed to get my entry finished. When I saw their new range of stamps, from Norma Fickel, I couldn't resist them and wanted them all! After last week at the NEC my survival instinct took over LOL and I opted for just one. Isn't this just adorable? Very European style, quaint rather than cute...

I've followed the sketch for this week's challenge at Stamp Something, a great sketch by Ann of Raindrop Echo Designs, who, like me, is one of the designers for My Grafico Challenges. I'm also entering this for A Spoonful of Sugar's Challenge of a card for Baby's First Christmas.

I wanted a soft, natural look and bottled out of using my Copics, the image is watercoloured and edged with Distress Ink. I stamped the sentiment in Distress Ink too and I distressed the edges of the image and the sentiment with my scissors. Image and paper are matted onto bronze pearlescent card. The main DP is My Mind's Eye, the smaller one came from a small bargain pad in my stash. The wide orange ribbon came from a box of chocolates and I used punches for the flower and snowflakes. Be prepared to see much more of this stamp :)


  1. I really like this stamp Anne.. your description of quaint rather than cute is absolutely right... a great card

  2. I just ADORE this card.. the stamp is just wonderful.. and the colors you used are perfect.. great card.. HUGS

    ~I hope you can drop by and visit my blog.. I hve free digi stamps (a new one every wednesday.. and blog candy (upper right corner)

  3. Can't wait to see more Anne, it's a lovely stamp and I agree that the watercolour is the way to go with it, it really suits.
    You were very restrained only sticking to the one!! Perhaps Santa will take the hint!!


  4. This is one of my new favourite stamps and you have done such a great job with it. Thanks for joining us this week at A Spoon Full of Sugar.
    Karen x

  5. what a fabulous image! love how you used the sketch, thanks for playing with stamp something.

  6. I am in love with your colors, the image, and the whole design.


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