Monday, 1 June 2009

Blog Candy Winnings

Hi all
You may remember some time ago I won some stamps designed by Irene Tan of Scrapperlicious for Queen Kat Designs...Well I'm now proud to show you what I have designed with them.

Beware there's a lot of photo's...
This is my gorgeous new baby granddaughter Nicole Hayley...She's a little princess.

I used circles cut with my nesties in pink Bazzill, then stamped them with versacolour using some of the flower images from the set.

The stitching was worked randomly around the circles, but not all the way around. The leaves were stamped in versacolour again as I didn't want black outlines. They were cut out carefully then fixed to the circles using silicone. I used more leaves both to extend the branches, and to decoupage some layers for more dimension. They were coloured with the same verscolour, and touched over with H20's for a shimmery look, and to give a bit more shading.

The dragonfly and butterfly were stamped onto white card, and coloured with Copic's and H20's. Glitter was added to parts of the wings, and the bodies covered in Glossy Accents. I wish I had embossed them with silver embossing powder, but I couldn't find it amongst my stash...that's what you get for being a messy crafter...hand slap...

The tiny flowers were made using the smallest EK Success Retro Flower punch. I added more colour to the centres for intensity, and finished off with tiny flat-backed hotfix pearls. You can see the shimmering H20's on the leaves better here.

I went over some of the stems again with H20's and painted tiny dot's on the flower heads to make them stand out..

I added some pink pearly paint like berries or small buds just to finish the look.

Oh and some clear 'Dew Drops' actually I think they are Rainbow Drops as they come in more colours, but this was just a clear tube of them and they look more like dew drops anyway.

I hope you can see the detail and dimension in the photo's. I will befinately be using more of these techniques in the future.

I mounted the whole thing onto glitter paper from Doodlebug, and the 'Blooming' sentiment was added to the bottom. She certainly is blooming, she's two months old now, and smiling away.

Now I don't profess to be at Irene's standard, but I'm pretty pleased with the result. I'd love to hear what you think.



Riet said...

Wowww Debbie,what beautiful ,l love the colours and details.

Hugs Riet.x

Peet said...

Wow, this is soo beautiful, Debbie!!! Love this!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Mina said...

oh wow Debbie, just totally stunning the layout and colouring is just so beautiful...and your little princess is so serene and angelic looking...whole thing is just gobsmacking xxx

Bridgette said...

Debbie - it is stunning - a visual treat - and it is easy to see the love that has gone into the making of it not to mention the hours of work - love the messy crafter bit - I've certainly been there and worn the T-shirt - 'Could have sworn I had some of that, now where on earth did I put it?' moment lol - Bridgette xxx

Nilla said...

Debbie, Haven't seen anything as beautiful as this takes my breath away! Gorgeous! Hugs Nilla

Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

This is such a lovely and pretty layout! Love how you've used the stamps! Awesome job done!!

cats whiskers said...

Debbie I am speechless this is just beautiufl and awesome in everyway, what a wonderful keepsake this will make and your attention to detail is just knockout
Hugs Jacqui x

Christine (Craftling) said...

Congrats on...

1. Nicole Hayley.. what a poppet!!
2. Your blog candy win.. fab stamps!
3. Making such a glorious card.. I am in complete awe! It's beautiful!
4. Your Next level Guest Designer spot!

Did I forget anything? lol ;o)

Chris xx

Bev said...

Oh my! Absolutely amazing!!! The stamps on their own are gorgeous but your creation is just sensational hun. I have missed visiting all my fave blogs this past few weeks but am all caught up now so will be stalking you again lol x

Lynsey said...

Wow Debbie! This is stunning, its like a work of art!
Hugs Lynsey:)

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh wow Debbie, this layout is just stunning, I can't take my eyes off it. The detail is just amazing. What a fantastic keepsake.

Hope you are OK ?

Keep up the fantastic work and many congrats on your DT position !


Jo x

Stampin Mindy said...

This is such a beautiful layout! Love the colors and your details are simply amazing!

Maya said...

Ohhhh my!
This is awesome!!
Gorgeous details,beautiful pic and wonderful colours!
Hugs from Maya:)

Beate said...

I found your blog from Irene's and I think your layout is to die for gorgeous! The amount of detail is just fantastic!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is absolutely stunning. Love the fact that you used a photo as the main focus and of course the beautiful scene you've created around it. Hugs from Desire

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