Saturday 17 September 2011

How could I resist?

Sorry for the cringy pun title but I have a very childish sense of humour, and some very mucky fingers.  Have spent the afternoon with my inkpads as Mr B goes to his Mum's Saturdays to do her shopping so I take advantage of a couple of hours playtime and Sorrel has to amuse herself, sitting in the window and barking at people who have the temerity to walk past her garden.

Haven't done any resist work for a while, don't know why because I do like the effects it gives, so I got out my trusty Versamark, Distress inks, coated cardstock and a 'few' stamps and set to work.

The background stamp is from a Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen 'Venaissance' set, bought in the cheap shop in Llandudno last week for £3.50.  I love it so much I bought it twice.

To explain - I bought the set last year, mainly because of this peacock-feather stamp but promptly lost it.  That's the trouble with clear stamps, you can't see them when you put them on white paper - must have got thrown away - bu**er.  When I went back in the shop last week they had the same set (with feather) and at that price I couldn't resist (no pun intended this time).  I can always pass the other 12 stamps in the set on to someone else so a bargain really.

Background on this one used waxed paper ironed on the card to form the resist then a combination on Pine Needles/Broken China.  The waxed paper reminds me of Christmas because it originated in a box of delicious Amaretti biscuits and as I ate (all of) them I flattened out the wrappers thinking how useful they would be in my craft drawer, so double pleasure in that one.

Another Versamark resist with a combination of colours from a Big and Juicy pad.  I don't like to brayer over as the colour is always too intense for my taste so I use make-up sponges.  Over-stamped with the same colours plus a little Brilliance Gold which doesn't show up in the photo.  The text stamp was from a set I bought when Cath Wilson had Katy's Corner - I really miss that shop and Cath's stamp sets.

Last is this bookmark using the Stampers Anonymous Papillon set.  The panel is stamped with the big text background, inked with a combination of Honey, Marigold, Corduroy  then over-stamped in Walnut before mounting on a cream background panel, well it started off cream.

I have signed up on the KCUK Yahoo Group for a bookmark swap so was practising with this one (if anyone's looking - this is not my piece for the swap, have lots of other ideas for that one).

I love my Distress Inks and have ordered the new limited edition set just released.  Thought twice about it as it's obviously a marketing ploy, 'limited' means hurry-up and buy me NOW! but I'm a sucker and just had to have that purple one so flashed the plastic (if it's a card it's not really money is it) and I've been a good girl today and put all my stamps away (clean) ready for another day.


Unknown said...

What lovely cards! What I like most is the sense of mystery about them. How did she do that??!! Even though you told us how you did it. :>)

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, aren't you good, putting them all away, lol? Lovely, lovely work - I can't resist resist either and you've got me longing to have a play.... What a lovely thing to say, too - brought tears to my eyes, Ann. Thanks x

cockney blonde said...

Ooo Ann, lovely work there. All different but all equally fabulous. BTW I have some blog candy if you're interested, x

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work, Anne. I love them all, love Anne C. xx

hazel said...

Gorgeous work Ann, I love the one with the leaves.
xxx Hazel.

Ephemera said...

Hi Ann what beautiful cards and tags you have made, the resist technique looks stunning and I love your Papillon tag!
Thanks for your lovely comments on my arch. I stamped the angels onto the emulsion painted arch then masked them with post it notes and stamped the background and coloured with distress stains. XX