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All work exhibited here is my own design, unless otherwise stated, in which case I shall have credited the original author of that work. I am thrilled to be able to share my designs with you but would appreciate that you respect that these are my designs and do not copy and place them anywhere else online or use them for your own personal gain in any way.

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Monday, 18 October 2010

Final sneaky peek for tomorrow’s show

Here is my last sneaky peek card for Sheena’s show tomorrow and I am being dead cheeky and also entering this in the Stampman Challenge no 7 ‘Autumn’. I did actually make this one with that challenge in mind but have not been able to blog it before now because naturally it was for Sheena’s show tomorrow! I hope neither The Stampman, nor Sheena mind the crossover?!?

Red Poppy  Easel

Here I have used the new poppy stamp from Sheena’s ‘A Little Bit Sketchy’ range, which comes in a bundle with the twisty tree and flourish stamps.

I made the background paper myself from a large 12x12 Basic Grey Sheet from the Stella Ruby collection. It started off life looking like this

Stella Ruby before

I chopped it down to 6x6 and then went around the edges with Tattered Rose and Barn Door DIs. I then gave the whole thing a generous mist with Glimmer Mists in Starfish and Rose Tea. After giving it a bit of a blast to dry it out I turned my attention to distressing it with the flourish stamps, which I stamped and then embossed with the gold sparkle Sheena Wow embossing powders. Before finally roughing up the edge and edging with the same powders. You can see that in a couple of places I did catch the edge of the stamp, and ordinarily I would have started again, but as I was going for a well grungy distressed look I decided it added to the charm of the piece (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!)

I stamped up the poppy and embossed with the plain gold powders and coloured it in with Cosmic Shimmer paints.  I roughly went around the edges of the flowers with tattered rose DI and dabbed on some Glimmer mist in a combination of the two colours on the BP and then chopped it out with a nestie.

Keeping the nestie in place I used a versamark pen to highlight the beading and tossed on some gold sparkle embossing powder.

A plain red mat and some gold ribbon finished it off. I didn’t add any extra embellishments to it because I thought it would detract from the image and cover up the background I had created.

As I mentioned above I am entering this for The Stampman’s current challenge, as poppies are so evocative of Autumn because each November we are reminded of their beauty as we all wear our poppies with pride to signify Armistice Day, when we remember our heroes who have fallen in the two world wars and other major conflicts.

I do have a couple more samples to share with you, but I will blog those after the shows tomorrow.

More samples can be found on Sheena’s blog here and Vicky’s blog here

Don’t forget to tune in tomorrow at 8am and 12 lunchtime to catch Sheena demonstrating her gorgeous new stamps in person.Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. Oh wow Lin, you are turning into 'distressed' witch everytime you design, lol....slowly but your cards as always, cannot wait for the shows tomorrow how exciting!Vick xxx

  2. This has to be my favourite so far! What a gorgeous stamp and the card you have created is just beautiful

  3. Hi Lin, I read your post on Sheenas website so have just taken a look at your blog, love the cards especially the silver on black cottage. It grieves me that i can't get to any workshops, i don't know of any where i live and have no crafty friends, so i'm really pleased to have found another place for inspiration ( which is desparately needed sometimes), thanks and keep up the good work. Take care Kath x

  4. This is just beautiful! Love the change of paper, and the poppies are gorgeous!

  5. just found you site, linked on several times from Sheens,love what you do. Will keep coming back
    Lorraine (aka Classylady42)


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