Wednesday, 28 October 2009

I Thank You....

...Today sees a brand new theme for this week over on the Gingersnap Creations Blog...and the theme is Thankfulness.

I made two cards for this challenge...one is a "reverting to type" card ... very much in the style that I make general cards to send out or give to Charity. The other is a bit more my style "now" cos, as you will see, it is featuring my fave Studio 490 stamps.

Card 1




As I said, my old faithful Brush Strokes stamps feature on this one, I just love the Brush Butterfly, it has to be my most stamped stamp ever ... I have used it so many times it is looking rather grubby and a little bit shabby but still gives a great impression. I used Distress Inks and the watercolour technique with the Fuchsia stamp and then added a Penny Black sentiment. The butterfly is jazzed up with Dewdropz and I added some to the side of the card too.


Card 2




Did I ever mention that I just love Wendy Vecchi's stamps and her style? I may have done on the odd occasion LOL Here is a card I made...Wendy provided all the inspiration behind this one...I made a little background piece of card ... stamping with Distress Inks, backing with Bazzill and then using a Maya Road frame for the sentiment, to which I hung a little flower charm. The big flower is made from Grungepaper (what else eh?) and the centre is from an old bracelet that has been butchered in the name of ART LOL

Thanks for looking...enjoy your day and have fun with this great challenge :O))

Hels x


PS 'Scuse the rubbish pics, I am sure my camera is on the blink ROFL

16 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow Hels your cards are beautiful.
Fantastic stamping. Love them.

Anke said...

WOW wonderful cards Hels, I love the first one, the fuchsia stamp is so beautiful.

Hugs
Anke

Shar said...

They are both wonderful! I love the soft flow of the first and the bold layout and repeating patterns in the second. Beautifully done!

Dan said...

Lovely cards Hels! Have you ever thought about perhaps using some Wendy Vecchi stamps in your crafting? I think you'd like them! LOL

Helen said...

I just love these brush stamps, I have loads of them.

Andrea said...

loving these 2 cards Hels and both so different but perfect x

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful cards and I agree with Anke - the first one is my favourite XXX

Shazza said...

these are lovely Hels, especially loving the Wendy Vecci one
x

Minxy said...

super sweet creations, the brush butterfly is one of my fav's too... although very neglected lately.. and who is this wendy woman i've not heard of her b4 !!!!!! PMSL

Hels said...

Minxy!!!! LOL

Thanks all for your lovely comments x

Karen said...

I love the first one best, that butterfly is gorgeous :)

Sid said...

Love your watercolour effects on the first card Hels !

Nancy said...

These are beautiful! I, too, love Wendy &her stamps.

Lynn Stevens said...

Gotta go with your first one , Its so soft and delicate! And that you give them away as charity ,you are a most generous soul!!!

Juls said...

gorgeous cards! Love the soft look of the first one! beautiful colouring and gorgeous sentiment!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

2 gorgeous cards Hels - I do especially love the 2nd one ;)
Anne xx

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