Thursday, December 18, 2008

Which one is your favourite???

Hi everyone. Well here I am once again apologising for my lack of posting, but I'm sure you'll all understand why with this crazy time of the year - I know that everyone is in the same boat! So quickly now for your enjoyment I present to you my monograms made for some stamping friends of mine - "The Crafty Tarts". We enjoyed a lovely dinner together last night at the Turkish Grill (my absolute favourite) and exchanged gifts. It was a great night. So without further ado...

V is for Vivien

I used Fall Floweres DSP and Soft Sky Double-Stitched Ribbon and then embellished with some flowers punched from Whisper White and sponged with Soft Sky ink and finished off with
silver brads.

T is for Tania

This one uses the Apple Cider DSP and "One of a Kind" stamp set from
the last mini catalogue - so sad it's gone :(
I stamped the flower with Chocolate Chip ink and coloured it with a blender pen and Really Rust and River Rock ink pads. I then used Crystal Effects and finished off with a Really Rust button and some Wild Wasabi Double-Stitched Ribbon.

D is for Deb

Of all the papers Stampin' Up has released I think this would have to be my all time favourite! Sadly my stash is slowly drying up. It looks fabulous used with the "Wild Rose" stamp set which thankfully is still available! The rose image was stamped with the old Cranberry Crisp and Mellow Moss for the leaves. I also use some Mellow Moss 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon and highlighted the rose with some Dazzling Diamonds.

C is for Cydney

I've used papers from the Spring Fling DSP. The stamped image is from an old sale-a-bration set "Delight in Life". I've stamped the large flower with Pretty in Pink and then coloured it with Pretty in Pink ink and a blender pen. The smaller flower I've done the same but with So Saffron ink and placed a So Saffron brad in the centre. I've curled some really fine strips of Sage Shadow card around a pencil and then stuck them down behind the flower and then finished off with a dusting of Dazzling Diamonds.

C is for Coral

It's always fun playing with new things - new papers and a new stamp set. The paper is Ginger Blossom DSP and the stamp is from the set "Embrace Life" both available from the new mini catalogue. I've stamped the flower image with Groovy Guava ink and once again coloured with a blender pen and Groovy Guava ink. I've looped some River Rock Double-Stitched Ribbon behind the flower and placed a Ruby Red brad in its centre as well as a touch of Dazzling Diamonds to the stamens - do you think I just might like Dazzling Diamonds???

And last, but not least ... B is for Bernadette

This one is probably my favourite! I just love anything that has that shabby chic look. The paper is Afternoon Tea DSP and the stamp is from the "Live your Dream" set also from the new mini catalogue. I've stamped the flower image with Groovy Guava and Mellow Moss and added some Crystal Effects and ... yep you guessed it ... Dazzling Diamonds!! The bow uses Groovy Gauava Double-Stiched Ribbon.

So which one do you like best?