Thursday, 6 May 2010

My First Sweetpea

Good afternoon. Been a bit of a dreary one, but I've managed to make a couple of cards and do a few more wedding invitations. Not my wedding, of course, but an order I have.

I ummed and ahhhed about buying any of these stamps as I felt my colouring skills weren't up to doing them justice. However, after a chat with Randi from The Dark Mermaid blog (you must visit there if you haven't seen her work) and some reassuring words from Teresa at Crafts and Me I took the plunge and this is my first attempt.

The stamp is called Dark Royalty and I coloured her with Promarkers. I have added Stickles for some sparkle. I made the background with my Alcohol Inks to give a polished stone effect. I tried to mask a moon but it didn't work, so I punched one out and added a touch of Stickles to give an ethereal effect.

The cherry blossom stamp is one from my stash and is embossed with some Moonglow 2 tone embossing powder. The vellum has some Kanji on it but I have no idea what it says.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Challenge 1. Crafts and Me - Sparkle
Challenge 2. Passion for Promarkers - Gratitude
Challenge 3. Create4Fun - Sketch
Challenge 4. I {heart} Promarkers - Wings

As a note to any blogs that need a link back, I still haven't worked out how to do this within my post so there is a permanent link in my side bar for many of the challenges that I participate in. I hope this is OK.


  1. She is just gorgeous ! thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  2. Stunning and your colouring looks fantastic.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  3. Oh Beckie, this is really lovely, and I think the background is great too. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.


  4. Beckie your card is gorgeous, I love the colour combo. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers. Sue C x

  5. So sweet Beckie, love it, Thanks for playing along at Passion for Promarkers.



  6. What a pretty card. Love the image and the colour scheme is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  7. Gorgeous card in a fab colour scheme! Thanks so much for joining us at PfP this week!

    Hugs Ida

  8. Beautiful card Beckie.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP this week, good luck.
    Hugs Tracy x

  9. I think you've done a super job. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

  10. i am umming and ahhing about these stamps but i think you made a fantastic job of it. Ps if you highlight the page you want to link back to there should be a link or hyperlink button across the top of the box you write in. Click on this and you add the url (copy and paste the page you want). Hope this works x

  11. Gorgeous card Beckie. Love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  12. I love these stamps too but have never been brave enough to take the plunge.
    I have some of your gorgeous Art Nouveau ladies stamps.
    This is such a beautiful card.You've done a great job.
    Lisa x

  13. What a nice card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Create4fun challenge this week.
    xxx Anne-Marije

  14. Beautiful card, love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at the Crafts and Me challenge this week. luv gina xx

  15. A gorgeous card,thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers
    Ruth x

  16. A very pretty card, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    Hugs Lisa xx