Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Sunday Stamper: Tie a yellow ribbon.

I spent a wonderful few days with my dear friend Sally last week and she did me the power of good and spoilt me rotten!  We of course fitted in some crafting and she let me play with her new Tim Holtz stamps which I made into a card and it seemed appropriate for this weeks challenge.

Firstly I sprayed random squirts of a yellow cosmic shimmer spray, then stamped the Acorn stamp in brown Archival. I followed this by spraying some Autumnal shades of Mica on a sheet and stamping it again and then decoupaged the different pieces. The oak leaves from the same set were coloured with sprays and distress inks in various shades, cut out, crumpled for texture and then stuck down. Sally had a little oak leaf stamp which had the same treatment in a pile to the side for balance and then I cut out the word Oak from the first stamp and layered it in the top right. The yellow shades of sari ribbon tied onto the beads were also from Sally who has given me my first lesson in beading and I am now hooked! I made a random border with a gel pen and then used Walnut stain on the edges.
It was lovely to make a card which I haven't done for ages and these stamps are gorgous, I shall have to have them! Hope you are all enjoying some sun as we are here in Wiltshire. Thanks again Sally! x


  1. Oooh, Barbs, this is GORGEOUS... love how you have done the layering, lushness indeedily! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  2. This is fabulous Barbara, love the dimension and Autumnal colours. Love your squiggles around the outside edge too. Tracy x

  3. Hi Barb, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love these blueprint stamps of Tim's and you have done this one proud. Lovely autumnal colours and great dimension with your layering. Really lovely. Anne x

  4. Hi Barb, your card is beautiful, my favourite time of year, just for the colours alone. Hugs Rita xx