Tuesday 25 January 2011

Artistic Etchings - January Class

My classes this month used the wonderful Artistic Etchings (page 64) and Notably Ornate (page 65) stamp sets. These are both beautiful Vintage sets, but lend themselves to comtemporary designs too - as you can see by the left hand card :)

The colour scheme used for this class is Basic Black, Crumb Cake and Riding Hood Red.

If you would like to purchase the instructions for this set, you will find the details below. The instructions will be emailed to you as a PDF document within 48 hours ...

Artistic Etchings - Class Instructions - £3.00

Thursday 13 January 2011

Beautiful Medallion .....

I've had another go at 'Vintage' today :o) I love how the background has come out on this card. The technique is 'Faux Linen' which I've used before, but this time I did a little more sanding.

The main colours used are Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke and Elegant Eggplant. I've also used a little So Saffron, More Mustard and Soft Suede inks for the colouring.

The ribbon is Very Vanilla Satin and I have coloured this with my ink pads this time :o)

The little bird is from the Notably Ornate stamp set (page 65), the sentiment is from Artistic Etchings set (page 64). You can find the beautiful Medallion stamp on page 61. I have also used En Francais which is on the same page - both of these large background stamps are £16.95 each. Underneath the sentiment I used the lovely Decor standard wheel (page 70).

Teri xx

Sunday 9 January 2011

Vintage Bliss

I have used Sahara Sand and Not Quite Navy as my colour scheme for this card. The gorgeous DSP Blueberry Crisp provides the background paper.

The background is again sponged with the inks using daubers. The colours this time are Sahara Sand, River Rock and Not Quite Navy.

The Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon has also been coloured with Sahara Sand and River Rock Stampin' Markers.

Teri xx

Saturday 8 January 2011

More Bliss

The cardstock used on this one is Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Very Vanilla.
The inks used are Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron and More Mustard.

I sponged the background onto the Very Vanilla cardstock using the inks listed and sponge daubers.

The little flower used on the background was stamped 'off' three times before using to give a faded look.

I used Daffodil Delight Satin ribbon, but firstly coloured it using So Saffron, More Mustard and Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Markers.

Teri xx

Friday 7 January 2011


Out of the 4 Sale-a-bration stamp sets available this year, I think Bliss is my favourite :o) It's a beautiful set and although the designs are in a Vintage style, they can be used to produce some lovely contemporary projects. Over the next few days I'll show you a few cards I have made with a Vintage feel to them :o)

The cardstock used on this one is Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black and Very Vanilla.
I used Early Espresso, Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron and More Mustard inks.

I sponged the background on to the Very Vanilla cardstock using the above inks and sponge daubers.

Teri xx

Wednesday 5 January 2011

Sweet Summer

Sweet Summer is one of the Limited Edition stamp sets Stampin' Up! is giving away free with orders of £45 during their Sale-a-bration promotion. It's a lovely set to use and has the sweetest bird, bee and butterfly in it.

The colour combination for the above card is Wild Wasabi, So Saffron and Perfect Plum - another suggestion from the invaluable Color Coach (page 81). The images have been coloured with Stampin' Write Markers and the middle flower is highlighted with our fabby Basic Pearls (page 99).I have used the crayon resist technique to create the background. The punches used are the Curly Label and the Extra Large Oval. The sentiment comes from the Level 1 Hostess set - Afterthoughts (page 11).

Teri xx