Sunday, 15 November 2009

Be Happy!

I have admired the stamp of this lady for quite a's from Elusive Images........but you know by now I have to be careful what I spend my money on so you can understand how the sale at Graphicus last week sort of tipped me over the edge and I bought it!!!
I have been working on this piece all week when I had a few spare minutes and it was going to be a card for future use but it just seemed to grow like Topsy and it's now hung in a frame and it is definitely staying here on my wall as a cherished piece!!
I'm entering it in this months Graphicus blog challenge which is to use a resist technique and colour scheme metalics.

I stamped the swirls from Dawn Chorus and the top part of the grass the little bird is perched on from the same plate all around the edge in Versamark and clear embossed.......
stamped the words "art" from the lady plate in Versamark and embossed with
Stamp & Stuff that............
swooshed DI FJ and SS with a hint of WS onto the craft sheet spritzed with water and dragged the card through it...........stamped Be Happy from the words of wisdom plate in black Staz On.

Stamped the lady in Impress chocolate, masked and stamped a T!m script stamps in DI SS and partially cut out the image...........Made the flowers using the same script stamp using DI TD, SS and WS and drew with an emboss pen round the edges and heat embossed with pewter again.
All layered onto a piece of cream card then a card edged with DI FJ and heat embossed with pewter.....then onto the background made with DI SS and stamped in TD using the script stamp........and what about those metal filigree corners? They cost me a fortune...not!
They were a bargain pack of laser cuts for 50p and I just heat embossed with pewter.
Thanks for looking.
Happy stamping.....I have been this week.
xoxo Sioux

P.S. Here it is in the frame.....if you look close that is DH's fingers holding it while I take the photo.....bless! Just caught a chink of sunlight today.


  1. oh that looks amazing in the frame (as well as out of it of course!)I love what youve achieved using that stamp...truly beautiful and I can see what your hanging on to this little beauty

  2. sould have said 'why' and not what - d'oh

  3. This is just gorgeous! I can see why you love that stamp, it is a fab image. You did an amazing job on this piece.
    Thank you for stopping by my blog, and for "following".

  4. oh this looks amazing in that frame hun its one brilliant design love it xxx

  5. Hi there. Thanks for the lovely comments you left on my blog, they were very much appreciated. I was intrigued and followed the link back to your blog and was very glad I did. You create some lovely art.
    I see you too were tempted by the Graphicus sale, I'm afraid I couldn't resist a bargain either.
    Your lady is gorgeous, she deserves to be in a frame and admired on a daily basis.
    I shall be back!!!!
    Enjoy your stamping.


  6. Well Done what a gorgeous creation & deserves a frame. Love the colours you have chosen. Your image is beautiful, can't wait to see more of her. Enjoy.xx

    btw I've had my 1st go at the resist technique tonight & love it!

    Wishing you a great week. Thanks for your lovely blog comments. Sorry to hear you didn't make it up the Eiger.xx

  7. This is incredible.... oh how i wish i'd have known about the sale.... must read my guild mag more often.
    I think you'll find dozens of uses for this lovely image... money well spent.
    keep safe. hugs lynx

  8. This is fantastic. So pleased to see it put in a frame, this is where it should be!

  9. wow!! STUNNING!!!! Love the main image, your hanmade flowers are fab as are the swirl corners! stunning creation, love it!!

  10. Stunning art work! Love it! Hugs Nilla

  11. I lovce this & can see why it took all week so much detail love it!

    Love Dawn xx

    Thanx for poppin by my blog love visits xx

  12. wow stunning Jen...I love the amazing vintage image and perfect it
    Mina xxx

  13. This is just gorgeous! I can see why you love that stamp Work from home India

  14. Wow this is just fab and what a beautiful work of art, all that hard work has definately paid off and you have definately put it in its rightful place in a beautiful frame to be admired and heeded everyday, truly words of wisdom, Happy Crafting to you Sue xx

  15. Totally stunning!! Such a talent!!! love it!!!
    Thank you for your kind words on my blog re job...I've been doubting my actions..but now I know I did the right thing...interview went well I think..and now await a decision..

  16. This is so gorgeous, Jen...beautifully created!! What a great glad you were able to get it. Hope all is well...thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments. Friendly hugs, Gayle.


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