Tuesday, May 14, 2013

One Stamp - Two Ways

Hello!
How are you all? I haven't posted in nearly a week ... just been busy doing DT projects whilst I still have some inspiration ... 
I hope all my friends across the pond enjoyed Mothering Sunday ... We celebrated way back in March ... but I did get to go to a 50th Birthday party on Sunday afternoon and it poured with rain all day which was such a shame as we were hoping to sit outside ... I'm sure everyone had fun just the same ... And of course we had sunshine the next day ... even had hailstones thrown in!
Before I get onto today's DT project ... can I just say a big "Thank You" to Heather and the ladies at Flourishes for my win ... I'm delighted!

Ok ... Today is the start of a new challenge at City Crafter where we have our creator the lovely Kirsty hosting for us with a great challenge 


Create 2 projects using the same stamp but in different ways
Please note it MUST be an image stamp NOT a sentiment stamp

I went with the rose stamp from La Blanche ... I've been using this a lot lately
The first card shows the image stamped simply onto white cardstock using Teal Momento ink and the second card shows the image stamped using distress stains spritzed with water


The background paper is from the  Eline's Huis Roses are Red collection and I just added some Washi tape and trims from my supplies


... Here's the second card




One stamp 2 ways
Which do you prefer?

Our Guest designer is the uber talented Colleen Dietrich who won our week 156 challenge with her beautiful card ... I can't wait to see what Colleen and the rest of the designers have created so I'm off to the blog to take a look ... Our winner this week will also have a GD spot with us so get out your stamps and play and don't forget to create 2 cards or projects

Have a beautiful day and I'll be back tomorrow
Thanks so much for stopping by

~ Ros ~




23 comments:

Barbara said...

Dear Ros! I've been scrolling up and down and up and down trying to make up my mind... and finally decided that if I really have to I'll say I like the second one better - for the spritzed water effects! Lovely cards!

keren said...

Ros! They are both lovely but that second one is WOW! It's an amazing effect. Love it. Glad you're back! xx

Deb Hickman said...

They are both gorgeous, I just couldn't decide my favourite. What a lovely stamp. Have a good week. Deb x

Diane said...

I love this stamp you have used...your two cards are gorgeous!! And I have missed seeing you on your blog, but I can certainly understand how "life" can keep us busy with other things!! Congrats on your win, too...so exciting!!

Davi said...

Awesome job Ros!! They are both beautiful but I think the second is my fav. Love the way you did the colors on that image :)

Astrid Maclean said...

Great stamp and two beautiful cards!!

Sylvia said...

Your cards are beautiful, Ros, I like both and cannot choose a favorite! I like how you used the inks in the second one, looks like a water color. Our Sunday was sunny and warm, so rain was not an issue. Hope your days will continue to give you sunshine, as I know you would like some spring! Have a fabulous tuesday.

Jinny Newlin said...

What a fun challenge, and you've picked such a striking image! So pretty, and I'm loving your yummy stitching!

lauren bergold said...

i preferrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... ummmmmmm... ♥BOTH♥!!!!! b/c they are each entirely awesome, and it's IMPOSSIBLE to choose only one! so there! :) :) :) (do you know that until i read the post and really really LOOKED at both cards for like the 3rd time i hadn't realized that the rest of the card is THE SAME??!?! that's how dramatic the difference in ink/styles is! soooooo cool! you're totally making me want to go get some stamps out... well FIND THEM first and then get them out, lol!!!) ♥♥♥

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Hi sweetie! They're both gorgeous Ros, I really wouldn't know which one to prefer. But I really do like the effect of the multi coloured rose of the second one. So funny we both used a La Blanche stamp! They're gorgeous, aren't they?
Hailstones... good grief! We're having rain here now.

Big hug,
Wendy

Ira Huberts said...

It´s always wonderful to see your creations with this gorgeous stamp Ros, both of your cards are lovely, but I´d go with your first one, since turquoise is one of my favourite colours, lol! Hugs, Ira xox
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Charlene said...

Oh Ros, Stunning cards!!! I love the second one, but the 1st one is wonderful too!

Linda B said...

I love the teal one, but they are both beautiful. The paper with the cross stitching is gorgeous!

Tracy said...

Oh wow! Quite a contrast there Ros. The choice of the teal ink on the first card is so classy and the multi-cored softness of the distress inks on the second is so interesting. Awesome inspiration for the challenge. Hugs!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hi Ros! I am amazed at how completely different your LaBlanche stamp looks in the two samples! I do love their stamps. This is a beauty!

Thanks so much for the super kind words about me, and for having me as your guest this week. Yay!

Lynnda said...

both cards are so beautifully stamped Ros... Love them... hugs...x


yup one week and we miss you!...

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE them BOTH, Ros! That is such a FANTASTIC stamp! The colors are so FAB and so different!

Zue said...

I like them both, with a slight pull towards the second one.
Lovely work!!
xxx
Zue

Sasha said...

Both your cards are really lovely, Ros. I love florals, especially roses! x

Linda R said...

They both looks so beautiful. And I really do love the different ways that stamp looks. Well done my friend.

Hugs~

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Loving your super fun work, they both look great Ros!

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful cards with a preference for the second one!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Both cards look amazing, Ros and this is such a beautiful stamp. I love your distress stains colouring. Did you dab the stains onto your craft matt or directly onto the stamp?

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