I was going to use a Lily of the valley one, as yet uninked (have you seen peeks of the new range - how cute do they look?!) Then I remembered I had this little beauty I bought last year. It's a Paper make up fairy stamp, which noramlly aren't really my cup of tea but this one, I just fell in love with - she's just so pretty and I love the jade charm she has in her hand. So in my collection she went and only now has she been inked up. She's just perfect for Chinese new year cards too, so that is what I have made (it falls on Valentine's day this year!)
Went for a typical blk/red combo and threw in some silver and green as highlight colours. No patterned paper, just stamped & heat embossed a lace stamp & chinese sentiment stamp onto red card using black holographic embossing powder.
Image coloured with Copics as usual, but then the dotty shading around her was my first attempt at doing this. I usually just shade it in with a pale grey or blue copic but I was just blown away by the effect that was achieved with this card by Chrissie whilst bloghopping. Now obviously mine is nowhere near as good (In hindsight, should have gone a bit more dotty but I was afraid to add to much but I know to just go for it next time!). I love the effect and will be using this technique again for sure -that's the beauty of blogs, you get to learn and share stuff to try!
That's all for today. It's hubby's day off, so might try and pop into local fabric/craft store - they have beading stuff and I'm building up a little stash, as I've got all these things I want to try (you know what it's like when you discover a new hobby LOL) Oh and Sis, if you're reading this, don't worry I'm still crocheting, just stalling a bit on my dim sum project - half way through my 2nd sui mi, it'll get there ;)
Thanks for stopping by & have a good day.