Thursday, 5 July 2012

Happy Birthday - One Layer

Hello Bloggers

It is a dear friend of mine's birthday coming up this weekand I am hoping she doesn't happen to see this before the day.  

I went to a Craft Outlet shop which has recently opened up near my home, last Sunday and did not come back empty handed.  Well, you didn't think I would did you?  It would be soooo rude not to buy anything! They had quite a few Inkadinkado stamps (wooden too - my favourite) and this was one of them.  

Before the car had even cooled down from the drive home, I was in my craft room inking my ink applicators and my new stamp.
Very simple to do.  I used two inks (Dusky concord and Broken China DI) to make the background making a mask out of a 5x7 card and placing over the top of another card and adhering with removable adhesive. Once I was happy with the background I inked up the stamp with the same two colours, a little Black Soot, Forest Moss and Peeled paint DIs.  A spritz of the wet stuff and stamped the card.  I put some more ink on and stamped the envelope.  I got my favourite Happy Birthday stamp (Penny Black of course) and inked that up with dusky concord as well as the sentiment inside (which I forgot to photograph but it was another Penny Black).

The guys over at the Allsorts are asking to see us Bloom this week (in this weather?!) so I shall be entering it in to the Challenge.  My first time in that challenge.

Hope you like and I hope my friend likes it too.  Don't forget to let me know what you think by signing in the visitor's book please.  I do like to pop over to see you!




Colleen Dietrich said...

I have always loved this stamp! Yay for you, getting this beauty. I love how you dressed it up in these cool colors.

And yes, would you please send some rain to the East Coast of the US? I'd love it, thank you!

Amanda said...

I love hydrangeas, they are my favourite flower and can never resist an image or stamp with them on. You are so lucky I didn't get to the craft outlet before you lol. Oh by the way where is the craft outlet, may have to pop in for a visit. Gorgeous card and you have certainly inspired me to get all inky. Hugs, Amanda x

Samantha Elliott said...

The Craft Outlet is in Ebbw Vale. Not quite sure where you are but it you are going, let me know and I will join you for a coffee!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Lovely inkiness going on here hon. Pretty flower! Deffo rude not to buy anything from a new craft shop xxx

butlersabroad said...

Very pretty, I have that stamp too, think I've only used it once! You could also enter this at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts this month too, you don't have to use a PB stamp.


Victoria said...

Love these colours together and it is a really pretty stamp. I totally agree it would have been rude not to get anything so I'm glad you remembered your manners!! :)

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

That's a stunner Sam, I love your stamp too:0)
Just a little aside, I clicked on the link to your blog in your Google profile and it goes straight to Twitter, you may want that but I was a bit confused but to be honest it doesn't take a lot LOL Gay xxx

lisa said...

Your friend will love it, Sam, it's stunning. I love the colour combination. Well done at tracking down such lovely stamps too.
Hope you have a great weekend and are surviving this deluge!!!
Hugs Lisax

Kim said...

Very pretty card!! I think I need to find that stamp! And of course you had to buy something!! Supporting local business'is our obligation!

M said...

This is lovely - really love the background and the hydrangea is so pretty. M x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Sam, ah really loving this card you know I see so very many of these and yet to try one! so terribly shocking, I really dont get myself sometimes!! and thanks for popping over for woyww and thanks too more than anything for popping over to my DT post on their blog and leaving a comment - I have left a link over to your blog as thank you on my next post...have a great weekend, we are having wonderful weather here, and very grateful... love Shaz in oz.x

RosC said...

Hi Hettie,
masked backgrounds must be 'in'. I did a couple this weekend and love your hydrangea version. Blue and green in the blue hues are favourite colours for me and this is very pretty.
Happy days,

Di said...

How did I miss this Sam - it's beautiful, Lovely inking and fabulous stamps you've used.

Am sitting here watching your blog wiv me sunspecs, on waiting for WOYWW :)

Hugs, Di xx