Saturday, 21 March 2015

Focus on the sentiment - Sweet Stampin' DT

And a very good morning to all of you!

I had an oopsie a couple of weeks ago. I'd been so busy preparing for a trip to London for the Country 2 Country festival ( alongside a couple of fellow "sweeties"!), that I plumb forgot to have a card ready for the Sweet Stampin' challenge that week! Shock! Horror!

Suitably mortified at having messed that up, I have doubled my efforts, and have two cards to share for our Focus on the sentiment challenge this week.

Mostly because I made a card that I decided I didn't like and I really, really wanted to have some messy mixed media fun, so I got out my Distress Paints, stencils, texture paste and a whole lot more and made this:

I soooooo enjoyed making this one, and I must admit I'm kinda proud of the flower, which has come out even better than I'd thought it would. I have of course been heavily inspired by the gorgeous work of Kathy, who makes such fantastic mixed media cards and more.

But of course, I decided in the end that there's so much going on, that the lovely LOTV sentiment isn't exactly the "focus" anymore, so figured I'd share the original card too (slightly blurry photo and all, lol), which also happens to sport a LOTV sentiment.

Quite the opposite of the first card, no? lol.

Alrighty then, it's your turn to go have a play around with sentiments and join our challenge this week (There's a Sweet Stampin' goodie bag up for grabs) and do be sure to check out what my fellow Sweeties have created for you. Sooooo much purtiness!

Hope you're having a fab weekend. mine will consist of lots of running around, karate grading for the youngest and all that fun stuff!


I'd like to enter my mixed media card into the following challenges:

Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge - Girly
A Vintage Journey - anything Tim (loads of fun with distress paints and a couple of Tim's stencils too!)
As you like it - Favourite type of stamp. Rubber for me, easily. It's so much more convenient to use, especially in mixed media and the like. You can stamp over the top of pretty much anything, and onto bulky items that won't fit into a printer either. You can also use part of a stamp, go for second or third generation impressions... The possibilities are endless!
Dazzling Diva challenge - Spring or anything goes


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow that forst card is so so beautoful, lovely mixed media and range of colours, just fabulous.

Sarah said...

That first card must have taken you ages and ages Sammy!! Glorious!! xx

brenda said...

Two stunners Sami, the first one in particular is a delight.

Hope you have a good weekend.

B x

brenda said...

Sammy even !!

B x

Christine L said...

Well done on both of these Sammy... they are both fabulous - as you say, very different in style, but wonderful nevertheless!

I struggle to make a sentiment the focal point.. so you've done really well!

Christine x

Beth Brovold said...

Love all that technique!! What a gorgeous card Sammy...thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy!!
Take care,

cotnob said...

Two very different cards Sammy, the fist one is beautiful with so many fabulous details and your flower is gorgeous.
I do like the simple design of the second one as well, the pink and blue is pretty together.

Chris said...

Both great cards Sammy! I do prefer the first, you have used such lovely techniques on this and the finished result is stunning!

Sue said...

Fabulous cards Sammy just catching up now we're home lots of huggles Sue xxx

Lee-Anne said...

Lovely mixed media creation and wonderful baby card! So happy you could join us at the Dazzling Diva challenge!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Sammy, these are both utterly gorgeous hunny. I love the sentiments and your mixed media card is delish! Love all the layers and little gorgeous touches. Beautiful. Hugs, Wends x

Kat W said...

Your baby card is so sweet, the colours are so pretty and the shaped mat for the sentiment is fab.

BUT... that first one is out of this world gorgeous! The way you have combined all the colours, textures and embellies is just stunning :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Pamellia said...

Wonderful cards Sammy. Love your mixed media card, what an amazing combination of colours and textures!! Just gorgeous! hugs :)

Jacee said...

Two beauties Sammy!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Both cards are pretty, but I must say, I really like the mixed media card! Lots of pretty eye candy there! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Dazzling Divas Challenge!

Paddington fan said...

Love both of your cards Sammy but the mixed media one is extra special, so many details to look at!! Just catching up with blogland and also wanted to say thank you so much for my super pretty birthday card, you are so kind and I will treasure it, love Jacky xx

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous cards, love the results of your stamping on the first card. So much fun creating our own little masterpieces. Thanks for sharing over on AYLI. Carol xx

Monica Weaver said...

Absolutely stunning! Thanks for participating in the Dazzling Diva Challenge.

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a fab card, great layer and elements! Thanks so much for adding it to our birthday challenge at A Vintage Journey!s