Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Guest Designing at City Crafter

Welcome!  It's my pleasure to be Guest Designing this week at City Crafter.  This card of mine was the winner a couple of weeks ago, and as a result, I am helping to bring this week's challenge to you.  :-)  Thank you to Kirsty Vittetoe and the whole team for having me!

The challenge is "One Stamp, Two Ways."

On both cards, I used a rubber stamp with no name by PSX.  I bought it on eBay years ago, but rarely ink it up.  Topiaries always capture my heart, so this stamp is a treasure to me.  Since the stamp is finely detailed, for version #1 I kept the color scheme to black and white, with pops of olive green added by the ribbon and the sentiment from Inspired By Stamping's Graceful Hydrangea set.



Stamps: topiaries - PSX; Graceful Hydrangea - Inspired By Stamping Paper: white - PTI; Basic Black - SU Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Old Olive - SU Fibers: Old Olive satin ribbon - SU Accessories: rhinestones

The next version is my fave, I think.  I loved coloring these topiaries with my Copic markers.


Inspired By Stamping phrase combined with Paper Smooches birthday sentiment = joy!


Stamps: topiaries - PSX; Birthday Greetings - Inspired By Stamping; Salutations - Paper Smooches
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White - SU; pattern - Garden Vignettes - My Mind's Eye Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Fibers: gray sheer ribbon - JoAnn's  Tools: Labels Thirteen die - Spellbinders Accessories: rhinestones - Queen & Co.; Copic markers

Thanks so much for coming by today!  Hope you get a chance to play along at City Crafter.  :-)

17 comments:

Lesley said...

Love the colours and the design Colleen!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous elegant designs, love the pop of green with the black & white. Cheers, Shirleyx

E.T. said...

WOW and WOW! Love the pop of green, they look absolutely rockin!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Beautiful cards ! I could never imagine using this stamps to make such gorgeous cards !

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Hi Colleen! Wow, your cards are both absolutely gorgeous, and I love the fact that you kept the colours simple and the same, so they match and are like one. The first one is truly professional Colleen, if it were in the shops I would defenitely buy it! And you coloured the trees on the second one beautifully.

Wishing you a happy day.
Hugs, Wendy

Sophie said...

Oh, Colleen, ich bin begeistert, die beiden Karten sind wunderschön.
Ich liebe diese kleinen Blumen-Töpfe :-)

richardbreaks said...

Beautiful job! I love topiaries! Love how elegant you make them look!

Bonnie said...

I love these topiaries, both in the black and white and colored! A beautiful sentiment for the inside too!

Linda R said...

Both cards look great. What a fun stamp you used. I love the ones you colored in green. But they both look great!

Hugs~

nwilliams6 said...

What a fun challenge and your cards are wonderfully done! I love this and it makes me want to go clean up the stamp room and make something like it. Lovely work my friend. Hugz!!!!

Ros Crawford said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful!! I'm so happy that you are with us this week ...

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What beautiful creation Colleen, totally stunning, thanks for being our guest this week at CCCB, such a pleasure to have you!

Benzi said...

Gorgeous! I love that beautiful green with the black and white. It's yummy.

Sue Lelli said...

WOW, Colleen! BOTH are so different and BOTH are so FAB! LOVE the color combo, too!

Lisa said...

Hmmmm for some reason I haven't seen that you had new posts until today. And now I see I've missed several days, what's up with that!!??!!

These are beautiful Colleen! I like the stamps and the colors!

Leslie Miller said...

Love both of these. I somehow missed this post before. Hard to pick a favorite, but there's something about the first card that really appeals to me.

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, CONGRATS on your Guest Designer gig!!! This looked like such a fun challenge to play along with. I LOVED seeing two different takes on this pretty stamp. Lovely all the way around!!!

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