Thursday, 22 July 2010

Dublin style colours for PDCC#39


 And they're probably not your 'traditional' Irish colours, unless you think of Guinness (which is brewed near Dublin) and Irish coffee :)  Visit the playdate cafe for the story behind Julie's colour choice this week.  They are gorgeous colours to work with.  


I had loads of ideas but was in the mood for making small things, and since I owe loads of ATCs I played around with card measuring 2.5"x3.5" lol.

My inspiration for the flowers came about from this stencilled piece I did a week ago back, and the paper I had near my journal yesterday.  When I use a stamp, I never clean it off straight away, but stamp it onto plain white paper until it's pretty clean.  I will often then use this piece - to cut images from, or to cut beautifully layered image sections from.


The flower is stamped onto stencilled paper before being cut out.  The background was created by repeatedly stamping the image.


And by working with the 'reverse' colours I got two designs for the price of one :)

Thanks so much to everyone who joined in at the playdate cafe again this week.  We repeated out 100+ entries which we're very grateful for.  An Artistic Outpost stamp plate of your choice was up for grabs last week, and this week we are honoured to be sponsored by Unity stamps, who make fab, fab stamps too!  I have a set and they are superb quality, and pre-cut unmounted (yay, no sticky scissors!)

There's so much going on at the cafe - celebrity guest, a massive prize this week, and all the other designers great work.  So why not head over there to see what it's all about :)

16 comments:

Julie Ranae said...

I LOVE what you did with these tiny little treasures! When DON'T I, though : )
Great job bestie xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful blossoms! Those lovely ATC's will make some great cards!

Helen said...

Your ATC's are so pretty, that is a lovely flower and the colours are fab!

Jennie said...

Fab ATC's :)))

Fliss said...

Love these Sarah. The colours look gorgeous and love the flowers.
Will hopefully have time to join in this time (been soooo busy lately)
x

Suzanne C said...

Fantastic ATC's love the techniques, keep them coming!

Anne Jagger said...

Oooo I love these.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW--tiny but BEAUTIFUL! You always take me on a trip with your talent--I love to see what you make next (journal pages, atc cards, even one week you had sidewalk chalk designs--I think one of your grandkids did it!). LOOOOOOOOVE these blossoms! Beautiful--must try some of my flower stamps out:) LOVE visiting here--just wish it were closer (like I was coming to your house for tea or something!). :) Lots of LOVE!

Stephanie Kraft said...

These small creations are beautiful, Sarah! I loved to read how you stamp off images instead of cleaning your stamp right away.. the effect is so lovely!

Sarah Anderson said...

Sav, my kids are nowhere near old enough for me to be a Grandma lol! And I'd be a very young one at that :)
You're still welcome for tea anytime :)

1CardCreator said...

I love the vintage look this has! Thanks for sharing. ~Diane

Lisa Somerville said...

These turned out great, worked well for the challenge!

Hels Sheridan said...

Divine colours... i just have to play this week :O)) Loving your art as usual hun xx

Ruby said...

These are gorgeous Sarah, you are recycling queen! :o)

stampdiva said...

Those blossoms are so elegant. Lynne M

Davi said...

Love what you did with the colors and the ATC's!

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