Sunday 23 May 2010

Sweet Pea customer choice

A little while ago Lynette over at Sweet Pea stamps ran a bit of a competition to see which images by the talented Ching-Chou Kuik we would like turned into rubber stamps and the most popular 4 would be the next sheet of stamps made.
I suggested "Flowing in Blue" and then it went to a vote carried out on the sweet pea blog and it was one of the ones which got on woo hoo! It was the big eye that did it for me so I was quite pleased when Teresa at Crafts and Me sent me it to play with (fankoo muchly!) You'll find the stamp here!

I was in a blue mood today so have coloured the image with promarkers using powder blue, cobalt and china blue and the pinks were fuschia and mulberry. I've 3d' the butterfly and coloured using feather blending. The background I used distress inks in crushed olive (yum!) and weathered wood and edged in brilliance black and cut the image out using the labels 4 nesties - yes I have more nesties Fankoo Jill!!
I've mounted the image on pink core-dinations and distressed it lightly and have used a martha stewart punch across the centre distressed with worn lipstick distress ink which I also dabbed on the white paper roses and sprayed with iridescent gold glimmer mist.
The text sentiment is from Stamping All Day and I spotted Stamptacular Sunday was looking for pearls and swirls so thought yeah that'll do so added half a million sticky pearls including heart shaped ones next to the paper roses.

I actually started this card at 5AM, yep AM! Been tinkering on and off during the day, mooching round blogs and changing nappies inbetween and finally finished about 7pm!

Entering this into...

Passion for Promarkers - Fantasy/Mythology (well it would be rude not to seeing as its my favourite theme!)

Sir Stampalot - Butterflies and Blossoms

Stamptacular Sunday - Pearls and Swirls

Flutterby Wednesday - Use flowers


The Crafty Den said...

Hi Vix, what a pretty card. Love the image and your colouring is fab. Gorgeous papers and love the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Julie said...

Stunning - your colouring is superb and an overall wonderful card!! Juliex

Dotpat said...

Fabulous Vix. I really love your cards

Crafters Corner said...


angelwhispers said...

Another fabulous work of art!!!

Love the colours you have put together and the embellishments are just gorgeous!!

Love Chanelle xx

Josephine said...

Gorgeous, Vix. I particularly love the way you've coloured the hair.

I often look at the Sweet Pea blog and they have Ching Chou Kuik stamps that don't seem to be available over here. Not sure why. And I really don't need any more available here either - I really do have enough to be going on with!

Wiccababe said...

fab card Vix
the image is stunning
thanks for joining us at pfp this week and good luck

Neet said...

Gorgeous as usual. Love how the butterfly peeks over the edge of the Nestie shape.

Vicky said...

Hi there your card is fab Vix, I love Sweet Pea Stamps they are so detailed I could sit & colour them all day. Anyway good luck in the challenge. Take care.

Hugs Vicky

Emma said...

Wow such a beautiful card, gorgeous image and details.
Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
Hugs Emma x

PinksyDoodles said...

This is fabulous. I love everything about it, particularly the way you have curled the ribbon and raised the frame around the image.
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Tracy said...

Stunning card Vix.
Thanks for joining us at PFP this week, good luck.
Hugs Tracy x

pinky said...

Stunning creation, love how you have coloured her.Thanks for sharing at Sir Stampalot this month.

Paula said...

Gorgeous card, love how you did your images "make up" that detail! Thanks for joining us in our Pearls and Swirls challenge at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

brenda said...

Hi Vix

What a fab image and a totally pretty card.

Thank you for sharing with us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Danni said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Annette said...

This card is so sassylicious! Love the swirly, pearly, flutteriness! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, love the colors, your coloring skill is fab!

Rach said...

wow, what a gorgeous card.
Hugz Rach xxx

Tracy said...

Absolutely Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s Challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Adria Slauterbeck said...

she's so mysterious and lovely!
This card is gorgeous! You have an eye for the exotic. Love your blog :)

Thank you for sharing this truly special creation with us over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Teresa said...

What a beauty!!!!!
Teresa x

Brandi said...

Pure gorgeousness! :)

Francesca said...

what a wonderful card , Thanks for joining us at sir stampalot this month And good luck !

Marianne-db said...

oh, this is so beautiful! Love your image and the colors! Thanks for joining SSC this week!