Saturday, 13 August 2016

Sweet Stampin' ~ Use Your Favourite Stamp

Hey there lovelies. It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin', another Saturday rolls around so fast! This week, we are being sponsored by the fabulous Crafts & Me store and they stock some of my favourite images, I adore the works of their artists Hannah Lynn and Sara Burrier, and they have many more fabulous artists too. Their digital stamps are very reasonably priced too. So go check them out!


I have used a gorgeous image by the artist Hannah Lynn and coloured it with my Promarkers and some Wink of Stella. I love green, it's my favourite colour, rich dark greens in particular, so I was in a little bit of bliss colouring this up. I've been collecting Hannah Lynn images for a while now, but only recently felt confident enough in my colouring to actually colour them up. You might have noticed I've coloured a few lately and I'm really loving them. So when faced with choosing a 'favourite' image for this challenge, I thought this gorgeous Hannah Lynn mermaid image called Fire & Ice was perfect.


I used a lovely emerald green matt behind the image which I diecut with my Lil' Inkers Silly Stitched Die set. When I'd finished up colouring the image and found the paper I wanted to use, I realised the emerald green was a little too 'bright' for the card, so I used my Holly Promarker to deepen the colour a little bit. I was going to leave the design there, with a very CAS finish, which looked great, but I was having so much fun colouring with my Promarker and altering coloured card, that I had a play with altering a Wild Orchid Crafts Gardenia and two green Mixed Colour Open Roses. The blooms were too light and too bright for this make so I used the Holly Promarker again to recolour them into the deeper tones you see here. I coloured one stem of the White Spray Flowers from The Ribbon Girl but decided to leave the other two in their original white and green for a bit of contrast. I really love how this came out. I also coloured the leafy swirl that was cut with a Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish die, as this too was originally cut from emerald green paper.


I added some velvet finish enamel dots in a similar tone (because ya'll know I love those subtle touches!) I roughed up all the edges of the papers and then tucked a sentiment which I cut with a La La Land Tab die. The sentiment is from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps from their Warm Fuzzies Friendship set. These sentiments are quite tiny, so they fit into the Stitched Tabs die really well. They're on sale right now I notice too. 


I used some letraset metallic markers in her hair where the pearly dots are and then decided the shine wasn't enough, so added some glitter glue. Later I added some Wink of Stella over some of the strands too, as I wanted to give it that little bit of extra shine. In the right light, it's gorgeous. I tried to snap some pics on my phone under the spots, but they came out very dark. But you get a better idea of the shine and the shades of pink in her hair in the pics below. Just click on them to blow them up to a bigger size. I was playing around with sentiments when I took these shots, so ignore those. The shots are very grainy due to the lowlight, sorry.


So that wraps it up. Come on over to the Sweet Stampin' blog to join in the fun with your favourite stamp. Remember you need to use stamping on your creation to be eligible for the prize. I look forward to seeing what your favourite stamp is! 


I'll be back again soon with another crafty adventure, but in the meantime, have an awesome weekend and I hope you get to enjoy some crafty fun too. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Deep Ocean: #135 ~ Seaside/Beach
Crafts & Me: August ~ Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread: #21 ~ Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations: August ~ Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers: #358 ~ Hip To Be Square
Crafty Calendar: August ~ Summer Fun (Mermaid Hunting)
The Paper Shelter: #259 ~ Punches & Dies (Lil' Inkers & LaLa Land)
Mod Squad: Sew Easy (Green matt I used Lil' Inkers Silly Stitched die)
Simon Say Wednesday Challenge: Let's Go Wild (I'm wild about green! As you can see here)
As You Like It: Favourite Flower - I love Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, I've used them for years, but my hands down most used bloom is their Gardenia. I just love this bloom and it works a treat on so many creations, alone or in a bunch. You can check out some of my previous makes with this bloom here.

Update: I'm delighted to say I've been chosen among the Top 3 for the Crafts & Me challenge. Such an honour and I so thrilled, thank you!

23 comments:

Maxine D said...

Love the drama of the dark background and flowers behind the sparkle and sheen on the image - a stunning card Wends
Blessings
Maxine

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful coloring and I love the design layout! Great use of those gorgeous flowers too, love that you can change anything to the desired color! I really like the shape of your stitched die for your sentiment, that's pretty cool! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Mod Squad Challenge Donna, Challenge Host.

Pat K said...

Wow..this is gorgeous Wends. Love the colours you've used on this beauty. Enjoy your weekend. hus, Pat K x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW this is amazing. I adore anything Hannah Lynn too. Shes got a new halloween book coming out soon, the images are amazing!!! Thanks for playing on Passion for Promarkers this week, Hazel x

Bad Kitty said...

wow! its wonderful!
Fiki

Ella's Design said...

Great colour combo on this pretty Hannah Lynn card, Wendy! Fab colouring and pretty embellishments too. Thanks for playing along with my theme this week at Passion for Promarkers! Lisa x

Chris said...

She is stunning Wends, love the way you've coloured her hair and the added sparkle. Great design with that cluster of beautiful flowers...clever thinking to alter the colours to match your papers, must remember that!
Chris
x

Joan said...

Lovely card with a beautifully coloured image and great design

Thanks for joining us at a Stamping Sensations this month

Joan

brenda said...

A very pretty creation Wendy and lovely colours as well, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Brenda said...

I'm not sure what I like best about your card...there's so much to like! Your coloring is gorgeous and you should definitely keep sharing the wonderful Hannah Lynn images! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at As You Like It Challenge!

Kat W said...

I can see why you love these images so much and I'm willing to bet the photos don't do your stunning colouring justice either, although I LOVE the sparkle and shine you added to the hair in the pics taken on your phone :-)
As you know, my fave colour is pink, but Dr. Hubby's is green so I guess I love green too because of him...and the emerald you used for this card is such a lovely rich shade. Colouring the details to match looks totally brilliant and it seems we are both fans of the subtle detailing :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

Karen said...

My sweet friend, your card is absolutely gorgeous. These images are always so striking and you have colored her to perfection. I love the gorgeous colors. The flowers you chose are exquisite.. and oh my, the beautiful texture they add! Breathtakingly beautiful design, my dear Wends. The sentiment warms my sappy heart and I love the enamel dots for an extra touch of sweetness. Thank you for the sweet inspiration. Have a wonderful day. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

Anna said...

Great card! Thanks for joining our challenge at The Paper Shelter.
Good luck and hope to see you again :)
Hugs Anna

Marie said...

Lovely card, sweet image and Lovely colour combo. Thanks for joining us over at PFP last week. A new fun challenge is now on the go...
Love n hugs
Marie

Victoria Rowson said...

So beautiful!! You've done a amazing job with this make!! Thank you so much for sharing with Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog!! Hugs Victoria (DT) x

jenn shurkus said...

wow! this is beautiful! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Gale said...

Fabulous card. Love the dark flowers with the light background. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

Elise said...

Wow Wendy!!! This is so GORGEOUS!!! I love love love how you coloured her and the deep rich tones in the background .. truly makes me think of a beautiful mermaid! Gorrrrgeous!!!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog with all of your love! Hope you're doing well!

Big hugs,
Elise

Beebeebabs said...

Such a lovely card - very cute image thanks for sharing!!!

Juls said...

This is soooooooo stunning!! I love it xx

Lori said...

Wow - gorgeous card! Your coloring is amazing! Thanks for joining us at As You Like It this week xoxoxo

Karen Oliver said...

Wow Wendy this is amazing. Your colouring is perfect for this image, she literally could just fly off the page. Hope all is well with you lovely lady xoxo

Mojca said...

Waw I love it, looks so gorgeous! thank you for joining us at As You Like It Challenge. Hugs! Mojca

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