Monday, 10 August 2015

Tonic sample using the new Nuvo pens and stamps.

Here is another one of my sample cards using the new Nuvo Creative pens and stamps. For this card, I have gone quite "shabby chic" and mixed paper piecing with colouring.

I stamped the image from Exquisite Ladies stamp set on to craft card, embossed using white embossing powder and then cut the image out. Next, I stamped the image again but this time on to coloured paper, embossing as before. Cutting the dress only out (save the head!), shaping with my bone folder however I only glued it at the top, to create some "flow". I shaded the dress with 425 Nuvo Creative pen from the Rosy Pinks collection.

Next I stamped all the smaller images (from Prima) using 461 and 463pens from the Natural browns collection on to different Prima papers. For the smaller stamps, the images stamped without the ink drying but for the larger postcard, I did have to "huff and puff" on the stamp to reactivate the ink. If you try this for yourself, remember to clean your stamps straight away as the ink can stain your stamps. I coloured the images using 425 pen from the pink collection. Do you remember I asked you to "save the head" ... well can you spot it?

I die cut a doily background using the Celtic Dream die set and kept the excess thin circle (which is left) to add another layer. Next it was time to layer everything up .

Loved how my card turned out and will definitely make this again ... actually two thirds of another card is done!

Right, got to get into "domestic goddess" mode as going "naturalist" is not for me! Washing machine is in for a hard time today ...


Products and links:

Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes
Creative Cottage - one for the girls
Stamping Sensation - stamp and die
Fantasy Stampers - lots of layers
Suzy Bee's - celebration
GraphIt Markers - inspired by floral tones (the paper roses I used were my colour inspiration)

20 comments: said...

Beautiful x

Christine Kiehl said...

Nicely done. This is a stamp company I had yet to know about, so loved this post share too! Nicely done with the shabby chic Thank you!

Kathy said...

This is lovely, Lou, so soft, pretty and delicate

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous Louise, love the image and shabby chicness of your card.
Linda xxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

Lou this is gorgeous
please put it also in DS4J challenge

Gr Karin

Jackie T said...

Hi this is stunning. Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers for the latest challenge. Hugs Jackie (DT)

Anet's Crafting said...

Gorgeous card Lou. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

Megan J said...

Hi Lou, I saw your spectacular card over at Suzy B's Challenge and I just had to stop by... it's completely gorgeous, have a wonderful week...Megan

KarinsArtScrap said...

thanks Lou hope you are also a follower.

Thanks for join us at
{Digistamps4Joy DT Member}


Joan said...

Lovely card with lots of pretty layers, love the paper piecing on the dress too

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


JayBe said...

This is stunning, Lou - I love the eclectic mix of elements. Thanx for playing along at Fantasy Stampers and good luck.
Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

Scrappy Scatty said...

such a lovely card Lou, just beautiful
Thank You for joining in with us at Graph'It Colour Crazy Challenge,

Unknown said...

Wow!! This is totally stunning! I love everything about it Lou!! Bravo!
Thanks for entering our inspired by florals challenge at the colour crazy blog!
Hugs xx Cara xx DT

Jackie T said...

Hi I am back this time to thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 20 Anything Goes. Hugs Jackie DT

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 92 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Jackie C said...

Wow, great work, well done and good luck!
Hugs, Jackie

Claire said...

Wow what a beauty Lou, gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Graph'It Colouring Challenge
Claire xx

Unknown said...

Lou this is just gorgeous! I love what you did with the lady, totally awesome look and the use of the paper piecing is fabulous. I may have to try and remember that technique :D
hugs x
Sandie x

Helen said...

Beautiful - such an elegant design.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and Fantasy Stampers.

Helen x

Eret said...

It's gorgeous! Love the embossed and paper pieced dress. Such an elegant card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensation.
Eret x