Thursday, 15 May 2008

Quick collage

Sorry I've been incommunicado lately but it's been really crazy around here. I keep reading other blogs by ladies manage to juggle fantastically busy lives and still find time to make the most amazing creations. I, on the other hand, am dropping balls all over the place and am finding no time to stamp anything. This is my first week back to work and it's quite an adjustment. I tell you, a full-time job really cuts into the day.

This card was in my stash and it was actually quite quick to make. The collage is all one stamp, with the butterfly stamped in violet chalk ink on lighter paper, popped up on dimensionals and highlighted with my glitter pen. I used chalk ink and a foam tip on my stylus to make the background for the stamped image. The main card is stamped with a favourite background stamp. It's an old-fashioned handwritten letter, over-written at right angles to get the most mileage from precious paper. There's a bit of vellum there too, torn diagonally, and the focal image is double mounted on some purple patterned paper (from stash) and some perfect plum. More bits and bobs from my stash in the form of sheer ribbon and a flower charm.

Thanks for looking!

Supplies: Stamps: Collage stamp - Hero Arts, letter stamp - Stampers Anonymous; Ink: black palette, various chalk inks, cool Caribbean; Paper: whisper white, purple pattern, perfect plum, cool Caribbean, vellum; Other: purple sheer ribbon, rose charm, Sakura glitter pen.


  1. I agree with how a full time job cuts into the many more FUN things to do. I like this creation. It's very pretty. Have a great weekend. Joan

  2. So beautiful! I'm glad you found some time to stamp! I hear you about a crazy life. My just keeps spinning out of control!