Monday, 4 January 2010

Thank You Paperartsy

As soon as I saw the fancy shield/plaque stamp from Crowns & Castles 5 I thought it looked like a face/head and decided to try and make a body with some of the other stamps to go with it!
Here is the card I promised to share is A5 size.

I stamped the shield onto a piece of card that had already been coloured and cut it out then used the Copics to colour the crown and added some Adirondack dimensional acrylics and bling.
....the nose and eyes were from Crowns & Castles of the small arch windows became the nose and the eyes were from the arch border......the body was from the set of stamps I won before Christmas from Paperartsy.........designed to be used with metal........but I stamped it onto some paper with an image from the Graphics Fairy ssbfl left over from this project....the arms are the pen nibs from Crowns & Castles 5 stamped onto some dictionary quote papers (K & Co I think)...the border around the card is from Crowns & Castles 6 stamped with Adirondack stream and the whole background had inks & glimmer sprayed over the whole lot.....and I seem to have caught the glimmer for a change in the photo!!

Both sentiment stamps are Paperartsy and a bit of fibre wrapped around the spine finished it off along with a printed insert.
Thanks for looking and thank you to Paperartsy for donating these as a prize I shall have many a happy stamping hour I'm sure.....Spookily Hels' week 85 challenge over at Sunday Stampers is I'm off to link it there.
xoxo Sioux


  1. wow hun really love the such a wonderful desing love the texture papers the lot hugs cheryl xxxx

  2. Love the shield face!! Very clever!! ... beautiful card!!

  3. wow!! what a fab use of this stamp I would never have thought of that!! this is such a great quirky project! Inspirational!! can see why you are stamper of the year! Hugs Juls

  4. Love how you created this card Jen! It's so original!

    As for the "arty" thing, I do so agree. One of the reasons I went Artfire, was because the UK is so hard to crack. Another was that I got fed up of goinmg to Fairs with altered/vintage art pieces and having people eother look at me as if I'm a nutter, or ask for detailed explanations... But it really didn't make any difference in the end, as loads of artisans have had a really rough year.
    Now all I need is to fine tune the 'balance' thing!!

  5. Wow, how cool...I thought the same thing when I bought the shield stamp but as usual, haven't got around to using it LOL Loving your card, tis perfect..thanks for joinin in with the challenge hun x


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