Saturday, 7 February 2015

"You make my heart sing" .... with Dutch Doobadoo

After having a rubbish start to the week, the last few days have flown past .... supersonic fast! In fact so fast, I forgot what day it was today! Only one more week and it's half term and boy oh boy, am I looking forward to a week without an alarm clock going off in the mornings ... aahhhh, bliss.

The theme this fortnight over at We Do Doobadoo is "hearts and flowers" and I have decided to use the lovely "pressed roses" stamp set from Joanna Sheen. I really enjoyed using this set and am quite cross with myself that it's only been inked twice ...

The background was made by covering the Dutch Doobadoo "small circles" stencil with Perfect Medium. I then ran the stencil through my Grand Calibur and then covered the recessed areas with Gold Glitter embossing powder.

Using a chipboard mannequin figure, I over stamped it with a background stamp I have (think it was a magazine freebie) and embossed the mannequin with clear embossing powder. Next came the roses and leaves which have been stamped on to cream card, coloured with pan pastels. The centres are tiny drops of gold liquid pearls.

The mannequin has been mounted on to a piece of American Crafts paper (Lucky Charm) and a piece of corrugated card (tinted with white acrylic paint). The sentiment is from the same paper pack. As added embellishment, you can just about spot flourish corners laser art.

Next, I covered the mannequin with a delicate lace ribbon (to create a skirt) and then I began layering the flowers, leaves and sentiment. I even put some of the rose images at the bottom of the mannequin. As a final finishing touch, I added my hearts punched from the same paper but as it is double sided, I could get 2 different patterns of the hearts.

Products I used .., (please just click on photo for further info):

Have a great weekend everyone,

x x x

Brown Sugar - anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - it's all about love
STAMPlorations - hearts and flowers
Dragon Lair Designs - hearts and flowers
My Artisitic Adventures - warms the heart
Sisters of Craft - anything goes
Allsorts - Love is all around
Crafty Calendar Challenge - anything goes
Fantasy Stampers - p.s I love you
Hiding in my craftroom - Blushing Rose


Unknown said...

Stunning !!!!!!!!!!
Hugs Sus xx

Andree said...

A fabulous card Lou. I love the layers and the pretty flowers x

jane stillman said...

A really pretty card, love the colourways

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, love the embossing. Hugs Jennifer xx

Wendy Ann Batchen said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Sisters of Craft and good luck. Wendy DT x

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous Lou! I love the background and gorgeous texture and dimension you have created.
Linda xxx

Tracy W said...

Beautiful, love the shaping of the flowers. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

JayBe said...

I'm with you on that one, Lou - roll on half term!

Your card is simply gorgeous - I love all the different layers and the stamped flowers are beautiful. Thanx for playing along at Fantasy Stampers for our 'PS. I Love You' challenge and good luck.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card and a great design Lou
Gr Karin

Claire said...

Gorgeous Lou, love that background and those stamps are lush
Claire xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

So gorgeous. Love the color mix and the sentiment here!

Emma Goddard said...

Simply beautiful xx

Becca Cruger said...

Gahhhh! There is no way to fully express how much I LOVE this! It's so full of texture and layers and everything that's right! I'm totally pinning this so I can admire it again later. Thanks for sharing your art with us at STAMPlorations this month!


Beautiful creation. You are the best Lou xxx

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Beautiful card, wonderful layers, flowers, accents and colors. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.


lynne said...

This is beautiful! I love the flowers and they are coloured perfectly. Also love the gold glitter in the background!
Thanks for joining us at crafty calendar this month!
Lynne xx said...

Stunning work Lou x

JMC Creates said...

A really stunning creation & the background is awesome. Jacqui Dragons Lair Designs

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week. Karal DT

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining our love challenge at Allsorts tracy x

michele said...

Fabulous card :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

Helen said...

Beautiful - love the gold background you've created.

Thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers.

Helen x

Sari / Granne said...

Amazing details and techniques and the result is fabulous. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations, good luck.

caroline said...

beautiful card, thanks for joining us at sisters of craft, good luck
caroline dt

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

gorgeous! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge this month x