Thursday, October 20, 2011

Stampin' Up! Watercolouring using Stampin' Write Markers, and Just Believe create an Alice in Wonderland Inspired Card

Yup, that's one long saga of a title... But, I think it describes this card perfectly...
Ok, so I started off this card using the head from one The Greeting Farm stamp, and the body of another, I stamped them on Stampin' Up! Watercolour paper, and coloured them both using my Stampin' Write Markers a blender pen and one ink pad. (If you would like the list of colours, please just comment and I will update this post) I then spent ages looking through my stash for an appropriate patterned paper, turns out, I need to expand my collection of blue papers... I found this one, while not quite what I wanted pattern wise, was the right colour I was looking for. It is from a stack I split with my mum ages ago, so I can't tell you who it's by. I punched out a strip of Bashful Blue using the scallop border punch and layered it on either side. Before gluing it in place, I ran a piece of white Seam Binding Ribbon around it, and tied a double bow. I picked out the sentiment from Just Believe, as I thought it was a perfect match for Alice... I stamped it in Marina Mist, and cut it out using the decorative label punch. 
You know those cards that turn out better than you could have imagined? Well, for me, this was one of them... I keep looking at it, and thinking about the Alice in Wonderland book, which is one of my favourites... (the original, by Lewis Carroll.) 
Anyway, I am entering this into two challenges, the first is the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, yes, my card is a fairly loose interpretation of the challenge, but I hope you can still see the resemblance. The second challenge is the Simon Says Stamp inspired by nursery rhymes and fairy tales challenge. 
Thanks for dropping by :)
Happy Stamping!

11 comments:

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Great card! The patterned paper is perfect and you have such beautiful coloring :)

Thanks for sharing with Simon Says Stamp!

-Liz

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet card! Love the coloring - came out great! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Rita said...

Such a sweet card; I love your coloring on that super adorable image! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches. :)

Christine said...

Your card is so sweet!! I love the big double bow. That and the soft blue color are perfect for this card!! Great coloring on the hair too!!

Thank you for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
xoxo, Christine

Deb Hickman said...

Such a sweet card, I love that you used two different stamps, would never thought of that.xxxx

Jen said...

That image is so cute! Great interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... your card is adorable, love the image and you have coloured her beautifully!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Lesley Croghan said...

Pretty and sweet image. Thanks for playing along at Freshly Made Sketches!

Sandra Azzopardi said...

This is such pretty card, Jess! Your colouring is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Cindy Hall said...

Oh my goodness... isn't she sweet!? Great job coloring, too. Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches!

Joy said...

Jess you have coloured her in perfectly... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog