Tuesday, 16 October 2012

It just goes to show....

Hi folks, I've got a couple of samples to show you using the new Gothic Fragments stamp set recently released by Chocolate Baroque This is a great set of stamps with fragments of church windows, spires, and elements of stonework taken from Gothic buildings. They are so versatile, and can be used for lots of occasions.

When I received the stamps, I could see the potential for Halloween, Weddings, and Christmas straight away. Yesterday, one of my Designs was posted on the Design Team Blog which is based on a Christmas theme. I have a couple more samples to show you today.

The first one is perfect for Halloween, as I have created a stormy night scene around a couple of the spire top stamps.  I stamped one of them, then masked it before stamping the other one twice. I created a deliberately troubled sky, by not blending my ink colours as smoothly as I would do normally, then coloured the spires in with pencils. I added a little owl to one of the spires, and the word 'Spooky' taken from one of the new Halloween clear stamp sets. Some cobwebs in the bottom corners add to the creepy effect. The building that I have created reminds me a little bit of Notre Dame, and I have given the central spire a touch of a verdigris feel for contrast.

My second card has a completely different finish. I wanted to make a Wedding card, with a clean and simple feel, so I used some cream pearlescent card as a base, stamping a large flourish with white embossing powder. I made a chiffon flower, which I like to add to special occasion cards, and stamped some leaves onto vellum. These came from the Sunny Sunflower stamp set. I stamped the long window onto a piece of watercolour paper, and then coloured it with Distress Markers and a water brush.

So it just goes to show, how versatile a set of stamps can be!
Thanks for stopping by, xx


Caroline said...

Gorgeous card's love the colours on the owl one. Caroline xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Judith, I love the colours and theme of the first, and the second is lovely for a wedding.

Sue x

craftimamma said...

These are both fabulous my friend. I love the owl on the spire! As you say versatile is the perfect description for these stamps. I've been trying hard to resist them but they I think come payday they might jump into my basket, lol!

Lesley Xx

Aquarius said...

These are both beautiful cards but in such different ways. The owl (love him) wins for me and that sky is just right with the Gothic spires.A very elegant wedding card too.

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

These two cards are gorgeous Judith. Love them both. Especially the owl.
Lovely greet

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Judith, both are beautiful but my favourite is the Owl sitting on the Gothic peaks. Great idea and love the background as well. Shirleyx

Anonymous said...

Hello Judith fantastic cards love them both, I have just bought these stamps and they are great for many things as you said. I have used them on my Christmas cards.

Paula (PEP) said...

A very apt demonstration of contrasting uses & versatility plus melding of old & new. I too was reminded of Notre Dame with your first creation & love that sky & the way the owl just sits into the white orb. The Verdigris on the spire is a super touch too.
The sheer elegance of the white on white with contrasting brown on the wedding card is beautiful & I partiucularly like the warmth that your gold stems of the pearls adds.
Paula (PEP)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely gorgeous Judith, the new stamps look fabulous, I love the little owl and the colours are beautiful
Lindsay xx

Elaine said...

Two stunning cards Judith wow fabulous work Hugs Elaine

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