Sunday, 23 February 2014

Ellen Vargo card set.

I was really excited to see and buy Ellen's new stamps. the possibilities for playing are going to be limitless, so thanks Ellen.

I started by painting a layer of Snowflake onto my card and then brayering Lin Brown's new collection of colours. I also added the same paint to a random stripy envelope that was lying around next to my craft mat as I didn't know where my work was heading and it gave me an extra option.
I decided to add some extra colour, Autumn Fire to my mix.

Next,I printed on my background and the envelope with one of the sketchy stamps.

I cut out some shapes from the envelope and added them to the main piece. It gave it a bit more interest.
I decided not to cut it up at this stage but to carry on with random printing and see where it took me.
Finally, I chopped it up, added black and white pen, stamped some words, added wools etc and mounted up to create a card.
This is the first of many exciting plays with Ellen's stamps. loving them!

16 comments:

  1. Glad to see your stamps arrived Hazel and you found time to play along, your finished project looked fabulous, can't wait to see what else you do with them.

    Sam xx

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  2. Gorgeous, this was such a fun week, wasn't it?!

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  3. Love the finishing touches of black and white pens Hazel. It really makes the design pop and gives it definition. Lovely warm colours too.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  4. Beautiful doodling Hazel, can see you enjoyed playing! :-) xxx

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  5. This is great, such a fun design!

    Lucy x

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  6. I love this Hazel! It's brilliant! xxx

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  7. love these colours - very African - makes a wonderful card xx

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  8. This is so cool, I love how you have combined the larger piece with bits from your envelope.

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  9. This is gorgeous Hazel!! turned into a beautiful card :D xx

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  10. Fab project, lucky you having some Ellen stamps to play with.

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  11. I love this Hazel-I bought these too, and had a little play today!

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  12. Very nice it's so rich, great stamps x

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  13. The black and white pen work really made everything pop so dynamically. Love it!

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog. Making that mermaid was such fun.

    Warmly,
    Nicole

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  14. Oh wow this is truly gorgeous awesome card, I love the colours and the stamps are amazing. (this is the only stamp set I have to get as I bought the other 3 lol) and the decoration fibres ate fabulous :-) Kezzy xxx

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  15. Oh wow this is truly gorgeous awesome card, I love the colours and the stamps are amazing. (this is the only stamp set I have to get as I bought the other 3 lol) and the decoration fibres ate fabulous :-) Kezzy xxx

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