Happy New Year! I hope you all had a very merry Christmas and that 2015 brings you good health, happiness, love and lots of crafty goodness!
I’ve had some time off work over the Christmas/New Year period and managed to squeeze in some creating time which has been WONDERFUL! I’d love to retire and create full time! How amazing would that be! Anyway…
Last year I signed up for The Greeting Farm’s Super Secret Stamp Club for October/November/December. Being an international customer meant that my stamps would ship as one but not until November. Unfortunately this meant that when they finally arrived it was AFTER Halloween (all three stamps featured a girl with a skull hair ribbon) and right in the middle of the lead up to Christmas. No time to play! So it was very exciting when I sat down earlier and got to pull out these new stamps. I had never used The Greeting Farm stamps before but have admired them for a while.
First up was “Lavender” (SSSC No. 011) and I stamped her a few times and just coloured! I started with fairly traditional colours and then branched out a little with the hair colour. When designing the cards, I made two which worked with the skull in the hair bow but then decided I need to make the most out of the stamp and to use it in a different way. You know I love to create a scene card too and “Lavender” just cried out to be placed in a number of different settings. I’ll share some of my other designs in the next couple of days.
Here’s card one…
I grabbed the image I had coloured last – one with unusual hair colouring and decided to place her in a dark woods. I decided against a sentiment as it doesn’t really need one. I can always add it later if the need arises. I also added an extra bow and only secured it in the centre – looks very cute! The skull and all of the trees are coated with glossy accents. Love this look!
Here’s card two…
I wanted to vary the above design just a little. I left the moon off, added a rocky path and went with the blue haired Lavender. No sentiment again this time but it can always be added later.
So, they’re more than a little late for Halloween (or super early! lol) but I do think that they could be used at anytime…for the right person! I’ve coloured up another dark background and now I’m tempted to go and make another “Lavender” card. lol
Hello, sweet friend! Once again, you are BRIGHTENING my day immensely with your cards. How fabulous they are; looks like these are perfectly suited to your splendid ‘scene-creating’ style, as well as your amazing colouring expertise. Oh wait…anything and everything you touch shines, so let’s revise that: you and these stamps = perfect fit *grin* Both cards are adorable; what a difference a few changes in background can make. And I agree that whether they’re early Halloween or for the ‘right’ person, they’re guaranteed to plant a smile on someone’s face. I know: they’ve done so with mine! Your recent notes: sooooooooooooo heart-warming!
Ah, Carol, my head just expanded THREE times, at least, after reading your comment! Thank you so much! That’s why I try not to beat myself up when I make three, four, or more of the same basic type. There is always something you can change to make a look a little different. Love experimenting! You are very welcome! Always here for you! xx
Such fun scenes, Kylie … love those halloween-y hair colours! Happy New Year! Anita 🙂
Happy New Year, Anita! Thanks so much! I love a good scene card and it was fun colouring different hair colours. 🙂
Happy New Year, Kylie!
I *love* how you colored Lavender – especially with the green hair! The tone is absolutely perfect, and she looks like a rebellious teen.
And, of course, you’ve completely mastered the “scene” composition. The trees are perfect, and I’m in absolute awe of the shadows you created for them. It brings so much depth to the scene.
I can’t wait to see more! 😀
Thank you, Elle! Happy new year to you too! 🙂
Thank you so much! lol She does, doesn’t she? After I finished colouring her, the Monster High dolls popped into my mind. lol Thank you so much for your comments. I’m trying to work at adding more depth to my scenes so I’m glad it is obvious. 🙂
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