Friday, May 17, 2013

Stamping and Sponging

Hi there ...
How's your week been?
Mine's been quite busy with family stuff etc., but today 
I spent time in the city with my SIL ... It's been far too long since we were able to have some girlie time ... a little shopping, lunch and a chat over a coffee or two ... It would have been nice if we could have left off the coats and not had to carry umbrellas ... but at least we had fun ...
The world's biggest ocean liner the Queen Mary 2 was in dock and our brand new city library opened today too ... here are a couple of photos of the new library 



You wouldn't get me on those stairs ... I'm scared of heights and the glass sides make it even more daunting for me!

I have a little card to share ... 
The challenge over at CCCB is about using a stamp 2 different ways ... Where is everyone? I don't see any entries yet ... The DT have shown various methods to use your stamps and here is another way ... Stamping and sponging with ink pads

This is a stamp from Inkylicious and I used various ink pads to sponge this ... I'm still trying to perfect the technique but it's fun mixing colours and seeing the results


I used a couple of 3D stickers and added the lamp post (a memory box die) which was just sitting in my  bits box


Well I have to say that all that walking today has worn me out ... I'm going to cook dinner and have a relaxing evening ...

Enjoy your weekend my friends and thanks so much for popping in ...

Keep safe

~ Ros ~





19 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wow! What a gorgeous work of architecture! How fun to explore! Your card is very pretty! Love the bird. Cage and little nest! Hope you have a great weekend!

Zue said...

Very pretty!
I am worn out too....gardening.
I remember our chat last year about Fox and Cubs. Mine grows in an awkward place where everyone walks and sort of grows out of the Tarmac.
I can't move it without hurting it. Yours grows in a much more sensible place, if I remember!
Can't wait for mine to flower!

Xxxx
Zue

Jacqueline said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card, Ros! Glad you had a fun time with your SIL!

Irene said...

That library looks very futuristic. AWESOME! Love your card.

Astrid Maclean said...

Sounds as if you had great fun! Am loving your beautiful card, - such a great stamp!!

Sasha said...

Your card looks really lovely, Ros. I love your sweet nest.
Sounds like you had a fun day. I wouldn't like those stairs either...I've become a bit of a wuss as I've got older x

Tracy said...

Wow! The design of the library is incredible. Glad you had a fun time out and about. The card is so pretty. You know just how to use birds on your projects in such lovely ways. Hugs!

Sue Lelli said...

WOW that library is just AMAZING! And so is your card! LOVE the post card vibe and the birdie and the nest! I have a boatload of company and crafty time is on hold for now!

Davi said...

Ros your card is gorgeous, I love the bird and nest and the the very vintage look to it ;) Wow your library is quite a architectural beauty, not sure about those stairs:) Glad you had some fun girlie time!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Oh my goodness Ros, I'm in love with your card!! Gorgeous! That's a beautiful technic, how do you do that? Well, you use a sponge, so I figure there's some water involved?

Good to hear you had such a lovely time. And wow, those stairs and the library, it's way cool!! I could get lost in there for hours... Probably with my nose burried in books without noticing anything of the stunning surroundings :)

I was thinking the same by the way, where is everyone? May be we should have more sponsors, although I think it's hard to find any?

big hug,
Wendy

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Thanks for the shout out again for CCCB, I am wondering the same thing, where are all those people? anyway, I love your card, brilliant used of that stamp, and great colors too! Have a fun weekend my friend, I am going out to boulder city to see Linda and maybe her big bertha.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

I love your card - so delicate and beautiful! And the library looks cool, so space age! :)

Ira Huberts said...

Oh, that new library looks awesome! I could spend ages down there! It's like a real Space Odyssey, brilliant architecture. On to your card now, it's so pretty with the fine stamps and soft tones, love it! Hugs, Ira xox
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Lynnda said...

Sounds like you are having a good fun!... I love your card its... beautiful Ros... hugs...x

Linda R said...

I really don't blame you for not wanting to take those stairs. But man what a gorgeous building.

Your card looks beautiful.

Hugs~

Heidi said...

Sounds like you had some fun time with your SIL:)
Your card is gorgeous!
Beautiful design.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Charlene said...

I'm so glad that you had some girl time with your SIL!! And that lbrary looks fantastic WOW!!!

Your card is the sweetest !!!

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

WOW - I´m speechless! You´re the queen of embellishment composition - every detail on your card is just perfect - not too much, not too little... admirable!

Barbara said...

The library is breathtaking! As is your card! And I know what you mean about the weather... I was thinking today that I couldn't take the bike home from work without gloves...

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