Sunday, 4 October 2009

Stitched Just For You

Hi all, yesterday I went out to visit 'Pondskipper Crafts' in Peterborough, and had a great time looking through all the crafty things.  I was lucky enough to come across a set of unmounted stamps by 'Creative Expressions', that I had loved when I saw it on 'Create and Craft' on TV. The stamps come on a rubber sheet and are from the U-Mount series, and this set is called 'Stitches'.
When I got home I mounted the rubber sheet onto 'EZ Mount', and carefully cut out the images.
For this card I used a large corner stamp from the set, the stamps measures just over 11.5 cm x 12 cm, and is a lovely size.
I stamped out the image using a 'Memento - Tuxedo Black' inkpad and then coloured in using promarkers, but decided to limit myself to three colours for the actual stamp.  The colours I chose were Burnt Orange, Olive Green and Aubergine. I did use the colour Cool Grey 1 to shadow around the image, but everything else was coloured with the other three.  I then matted the image onto a deep purple paper and then onto a lovely bronze mirri board, placing the final topper by foam tape to raise it, onto a 15.5 cm square card.  I then did fake stitching around the outside of the card with a black pen, to blend with the stitched effect of the rubber stamp.
The greeting was from a set of 'Fairy Doodles' clear rubber stamps by 'buzzcraft', which was stamped and then matted and mounted on foam tape.
I liked making this card very much, and really loved the effect of using the three colours, I hope you all like it to.

'Til next time, happy crafting,

Greebs xxx

Secret Time...  When I was at Pondskipper I was told a little secret, on the 16th October, Pondskipper with be unveiling their very first craft collection on the 'Create and Craft' tv shopping channel , they are needless to say very excited about this and I really wish them well.  They gave me a sneaky peak at what they were going to show, and it was lovely, so remember to put the date in your crafty diary.


  1. Thanks Mags, that it really kind of you to say so.

    Hugs Greebs..xx