Sunday 22 July 2012

Saturday's stamping

Had a great play-day yesterday, all by my self for the afternoon so it was on with the radio and out with the inks, stamps and sewing machine.
Ended up with two very different cards.  The first a pure ink and stamps one with a favourite bee.

Card inked with Wild Honey and Mustard Seed distress inks, edged with a strip stamp out of the Poultry Party set by TJ Designs.  The bee is by Jo Capper-Sanden for Stampotique and there are two sizes of bee on the same stamp - very handy and a lovely image.  Used a water-brush to lift the colour from the wings.

The sewing machine was for the second card as the image from Indigo Blu was stamped on fabric and stitched.

I like this stamp set and this image particularly, she looks so relaxed (I used it on a couple of my WOYWW ATC swaps).  The strip of thimbles is from the same set and I added lace and a few buttons to an inked background paper.  I always think of this colour as 'knicker pink' as it makes me think of old ladies bloomers.

Probably my last post before I go on my holidays on Thursday so hope the drier, warmer weather holds.  Off to watch the final day of the Tour de France now - well done Wiggo!


Ali H said...

Who's been a busy bee (sorry couldn't resist that !) - both cards are lovely - but I especially like the bees contrasting with the glow from the background colours - and the washed away wings are brilliant - must try that ! Have a super holiday & see you back at WOYWW when you get home !
Ali x

JoZart Designs said...

Lovely cards before you buzz off on holiday!!
So different but each card is excellent!
have a great time...
Love jo x

Von said...

2 supberb cards Ann and just love the stitched indigo lady :)
Von ♥

Angie said...

Such different cards ...and I love them both ....the sewing card is very different ...loads to look at . xx

cockney blonde said...

Two very different but very beautiful cards Ann. Love the stitching but also love the colour on the bee card, x

Hettie said...

Beautiful cards there Ann. As you may be aware I too have that bee stamp and it is one of my favourite stamps of all, but with a bee keeper for a husband it is pretty close to my heart.
And your other card is also a stunner and close to my sewing heart!
Well done and enjoy your holidays!

Ephemera said...

Hi Ann, very different and equally beautiful cards, loving the bright and colourful bees and of course your fab sewing themed card. Have a good holiday. X

chrissie said...

Love the honey colours on the bee card and the fab images on the second card--both wonderful cards

Love Chrissie xx

Brenda Brown said...

Both fabulous cards Ann. I love the bees all buzzing around and the vibrancy of it. I also love the vintage card for the softness you have created with the fabric and colours.
Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} xox

hazel said...

Two wonderful cards Ann. I love the bees on the first card and the vintage card is gorgeous. Have a lovely holiday.
xxx Hazel.

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely cards, Ann but of course I prefer the first, cos it's inky, lol. I do like Jo's stamps but have resisted so far, apart from two of them... Hope your hols go well x

Anonymous said...

Hi Ann. Both so different but equally fabulous.
Regards Florence xx