Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Papaya Collage in just two colours

Don't you just LOVE new stamp sets?! Well I do too - especially ones with birds in them! I'm enjoying putting the gorgeous new Papaya Collage set through its paces this week and my first creation uses just two colours of ink, Sahara Sand and Not Quite Navy...


... and I like the effect! The frame was stamped first and then masked while I added the ferns to the centre, stamping off to get the different tones. Once the ferns were in place, I sponged Sahara Sand ink over them, whisked away the post it notes and stamped the bird using a stamp-a-majig to ensure he was perched on the edge of the frame.


I used my matching markers to colour the frame and the bird and add shadows before cutting the frame out and mounting it onto a Sahara Sand card base using dimensionals. Do you like the sentiment? It's from a great new set called Itty Bitty Banners which has coordinating framelits to make cutting out a doddle.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Papaya Collage, Itty Bitty Banners
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand
Card stock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand
Other: Bitty Banners framelits, markers, paper snips, stamp-a-majig

I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and have them delivered straight to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.

One of my favourite stories about my husband concerns a time we were waiting for a plumber to turn up. The man was late and my husband had been doing a fair amount of pacing until at last, looking out of the window, he said "Ah, here he is!" I glanced outside and was surprised to see that it was in fact one of our neighbours tripping along in high heels with her cute little westie on a lead. My husband wears glasses more regularly now you'll be glad to hear, but he still has his little moments. Yesterday, when we were out walking, he held me back at a driveway. "I think she's pulling out," he said, indicating the driver of a car with its engine running. "Is she indeed?" I said as the the driver backed out onto the street. "Well I must say I do like her moustache!"

I'll be back tomorrow with something quite different using the Papaya Collage set. Hope to see you then!

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful stamping, Vicky. Your card is gorgeous! It reminds me of a china platter I once had that belonged to my dear grandmother x

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  2. I love your choice of colors - they totally let those gorgeous stamps shine!!

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  3. What a beautiful scene you created - the frame is so ornate and pretty, and your masked stamping is expertly done. Difficult to believe its a one layer card, such great dimension!

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  4. Hi V! Can always count on you for some crafty goodness and a giggle!

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  5. This colour combination is lovely, Vicky. Great use of stamps. Helen

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  6. Morning Vicky

    Just stunning and beautiful, I love your choice of two blues.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  7. Vicky this is a gorgeous card....you really are tempting us with new stamps and this set is on my list!....

    Anne

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  8. Very neat cutting out Vicky! and a stunning card as always. Tell me, when do you get any time for housework ?

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  9. Beautiful frame Vicky and I love the bird! The ferns look great with that tonal effect.
    Val x

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  10. A lovely combination.

    Love your little tale at the end of the post too!

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  11. Another beautiful card Vicky-your colour choice suits the beautiful bird image and ornate frame perfectly-really pretty :) x

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  12. Very pretty card! Your shadowing tricked me into thinking you had cut this bird out separately!

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  13. Oh wow, Vicky! That is stunning! I love it. That colour combo is gorgeous and the stamps are so beautiful!

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  14. This is such a fantastic card. Your coloring really makes it rich!

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  15. What a beautiful card, love the little birdie. Does your husband know you are broadcasting his short-sightedness on the Internet? Poor man! xxxx

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  16. That screams Delft pottery to me Vicky and it is gorgeous. Hugs, Buttons x

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  17. I think this set must have been made with you in mind Vicky - it suits your style perfectly - Jacqueline xx

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  18. Ah....one of my favorite sets with my FAVORITE color....perfection!

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  19. I am very tempted by this set - seeing it used in beautiful not quite navy tones and sahara sand has made it a must have ! I love how you have put this card together and thanks for reminding me that I have to get a stamp a majig ! Jane x

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  20. A lovely combination of your new stamps Vicky. x

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  21. That is simply beautiful! So cute!

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  22. I hope your husband doesn't read your blog Vicky poor man ! Love this gorgeous card and it also reminds me of a china plate something in wedge wood just delightful.

    Marie

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x