Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Peaceful Petals on the tiles

I'm always banging on about the stamp-a-majig and how brilliant it is. It helps me to be a neater stamper, with straight sentiments and accurate image positioning,  but it also enables me to do more with my stamps - make a new sentiment for example, by combining words from different stamps or add part of one image to another using markers. The repeat stamping on today's card certainly wouldn't have been possible without a stamp-a-majig - come and see:


Stampin' Up's Hello Lovely set contains loads of gorgeous images which look great stamped together collage style but the tile image was the first thing I noticed. To me, it was just crying out to be repeat-stamped to make a bold background! Enter the stamp-a-majig!


Rich Razzleberry was out on my desk so I ended up with a lovely zingy tiled look! What on earth would hold its own on top of that I wondered... Well, how about this beautiful flower from Peaceful Petals? Not looking so ragingly peaceful in hot yellow is it?!

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Have you noticed that I'm using a lot of yellow lately? I must be feeling really positive - well, either that or a bit banana-ish! Which reminds me of when the boys were little and my eldest couldn't say banana but said sublana instead, so of course we all said it!  I used to amuse them by springing out from behind doors a la Starsky and Hutch with a banana in my hand instead of a gun. "Freeze!" I would shout convincingly. "I've got a sublana and I know how to use it!"

See you tomorrow,


9 comments:

  1. Lovely cheerful card Vicky and the yellow reminds me of Spring love your background

    Anne

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  2. The card is fantastic and all that, Vicky, but the best bit for me was the Starsky and Hutch sublana incident. As the mother of three sons (now all strapping men) your tale really resonated with me! Aren't 'family made up' words priceless - we have lots in our family, and use them frequently. If anyone else heard us, they would think we're mad!

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  3. The repeat pattern in this card would be perfect for the competition currently being run by Craft Stamper magazine this month, you should have a look. I love the bright colours you've used - they really 'pop' !

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  4. A very pretty card Vicky - perfect for Spring - when it comes! - Jacqueline xx

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  5. Hello Vicky, your card is fabulous, the colours are stunning and the yellow flower just pops.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  6. Stunning Vicky! Who'd have thought those two colours would work do well together!
    Lizy xx

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  7. Love your tile background Vicky, those flowers really pop against them. Looking forward to your new tut!
    Val x

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  8. The colours you have used are gorgeous together, who would have thought? Love the card.

    We called the banana a nabana, yes! we did similar LOL.

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  9. You've also got a stamp-a-magig and you know how to use it!!!
    Vibrant colours and stamping perfection....love the tiles, very Mediterranean !!! :0)

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