Hi Everyone :)
Todays card is made using a gorgeous digi-stamp by Barbara Jensen called Poison Ivy, and I won this a couple of weeks ago from Stitchy Bear Stamps on the One Stitch at a Time challenge. Beautiful isnt she? :)
I knew straight away what I would do with this stamp, and thoroughly enjoyed making this card. I hand-stitched K&Co papers and used MS pap.
I have had the ivy leaves for years, but they were an absolutely awful creamy colour, so I spent last night colouring them in with pro-markers to match my image and then highlighting with Sakura gold/green. I swirled the stems round a paintbrush and threaded green beads halfway along so they dont drop off.
Her hair is highlighted with Sakura Clear Star (I love that pen!) :) but the glimmer is quite subtle in the pic. Ivy leaf charm from stash.
I made this card in the spirit of springtime and will be entering this in the below competitions:
Simon Says Stamp - Recipe
Creative Inspirations - In The Garden
Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Signs of spring
Do You Stack Up - Just go GREEN!
The Stamp Man - Curls and swirls
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes + Old - my leaves are ancient!
Top Tip Tuesday - Favourites - hand-stitching
Stampin for the Weekend - Monochrome (+ flesh/hair)
Try it on Tuesday - Inspired by song - Poison Ivy - The Lambrettas ;)
Stamptacular - You've been framed - I framed this image with ivy.
Paper Playtime - Digi Mondays - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge - Here comes Spring
The Pixie Cottage - Spring
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Inspired by Song - Poison Ivy - The Lambrettas
One Stitch at a Time - Card for mum - I dont have a mum anymore, but this image is very Mother Earth, so I hope this is ok? (I do have a very fabulous and wonderful MIL tho!) ;)
Thanks so much for looking, and good luck to everyone in the challenges.