Tuesday 14 August 2012

Poinsettia sparkle

 This amazing stamp is from Stampendous, I fell in love with it the moment I saw it on a day out at Stamperama in Stevenage last sunday.
The image has been stamped on white card and embossed in black. The flowers are coloured with a red watercolour marker and a little sparkle has been added to the centres with some Cosmic Twinkle silver glitter glue. The largest flower has been stamped again on a small piece of card and coloured the same red before cutting out all the petals. I used a black Promarker to touch around the edges so there were no white bits showing.
The centre of the large flower is covered with white gems to give extra sparkle. I used some Glossy Accents on the petals but when it dried it left wrinkles, didn't put enough on maybe, but I rather like them as they look like veins so that was a happy accident.
The whole image is cut into three strips and mounted on black card, which is then mounted on red followed by silver mirri card and finally black again.
 In this picture I hope you will see the veins on the flower and the shine of the black embossing.
I think there will be much more done with this stamp,  it lends itself to many more ideas including the ones shown in the last picture. These are pictures made by my son and his friend who were watching me while I made the challenge card. They used a stamped image which they coloured in and mounted on some fabric bits I had hanging around, then they mounted that on cardboard and made a stand on the back so it would stand up by itself. I was so impressed by them that I promised to blog their efforts for them, well done boys!
 I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:

52 Christmas Card Throwdown  -  Black ,White, Red and Silver
Jingle Belles  -  Sketch


  1. Oh my word, Rocky! This is absolutely STUNNING! I LOVE your crackled petals and the coloring is just amazing! Another fabulous card--thanks for joining us at 52CCT again! :)

  2. Love how you used the sketch to spotlight that beautiful bloom ... I've fallen in love with that stunning image as well ... and your coloring and exquisite detail really brings it to life. So very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  3. oh wow♥WOW♥wow!!! not only do i LOVE the way you've embossed and colored that FABULOUS stamp... how totally brilliant that you were able to SEE THE SKETCH in it, and highlight the largest flower!!! sooooo totally AWESOME, this really blows my mind! ♥♥♥

  4. Wow Rocky!! This is just too stunning for words - LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT with your beautiful creation.
    P.S. Tell the boys that they made fabulous cards!! Thanks for sharing those with us as well :o)

  5. Oh my word that is a beautiful stamp - and you have made a stunningly beautiful card with it Rocky! Love the gloss and shine and the sparkle too! This is so dramatic and striking, LOVE it!

    The boys did a great job too!

    Thanks so much for sharing another wonderful card with us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

  6. These are fabulous, Rocky! Love the cards the boys made too!! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT.

  7. GORGEOUS!!! thanks for playing along in this week CCC. hope to see you back next week.

  8. Oh Rocky this card is really something special and thank you for explaining how you achieve the effects.
    Terrific to see your sons efforts.
    Thank you for your kind comments on my blog.
    Margaret M

  9. Sensational inking Dear,
    Hard to get such a brilliant
    random design
    Love it!


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