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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Whimsy Sneak Peaks Day 5

Welcome to Sneak Peaks Day 5 of the Whimsy Stamps February Rubber Release.   Today we're showcasing stamps from ALL four artists releasing rubber stamps this month - Chrissy Armstrong, Meljen's Designs, RaindropEcho Designs and Kenny K.

For a full list of all of today's sneak peekers, please visit the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Blog

Today I'm sharing a stunning rubber stamp set by Chrissy Armstrong and to do this I've TWO cards.  I've been on the lookout for a really lovely floral stamp for a while now, there's some people that sending cute images too just wouldn't work and.......... I wanted ELEGANCE!.......and boy did I see it as soon as I set eyes on this fabulous set, they have proved themselves to be as versatile as I thought they would be!!

Called "Darling Daisies" the set comprises of a group of three daisies and one single daisy, together with an ornamental flourish and FIVE beautiful sentiments.  The stamps themselves are highly detailed, deeply etched and an absolute JOY to work with.

For my first, card using the set of three daisies,  I decoupaged the flowers adding touches of glitter and applied diamond glaze to the stems and leaves for added dimension.

 
As you can see, I been indulging my love of nesties lol.  The background I created using a stippling effect with three shades of grey copics.  The DP is by Basic Grey.  The ribbon, brad and gems in the corner are from my stash.

For my second card, out came the nesties again lol.   I used the single daisy from the same set initially then decided to include two of the flower heads from the stamp showcased above.  I also opted to combine with one of the gorgeous sentiments to give you further glimpse of what you'd be missing out on.......


Some grey colouring and a smattering of Glamour Dust glitter to the petals and diamond glaze again applied to leaves and stems to give them a little more protection. I've added a single gem at the bottom of the sentiment.  My aim on this card was to really show the beauty of these stamps by themselves.  I hope I've achieved this and done Chrissy proud.

I'd like to enter this second card into the following challenges....

PaperPlay - Stamp It Out
Stampin for the Weekend - St Valentine's Day
PaperCutz - Valentine's with NO hearts
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Spring Flowers
Allsorts Challenge - Love Love Love
Sentimental Sundays - Happy Valentine's Day
Crafty Pad - Love is in the Air

All the stamps showcased over the past five days will be available to purchase TOMORROW - and the rubber stamp DT will be having a blog hop with some fabby prizes on offer.  Keep an eye on Whimsy Inspirations Blog for details.

I'll be back in a couple of days with the digi DT and more digi releases by Meljen's Designs.

Thankyou so much for dropping by, I hope you like what you've seen.

Take care and happy crafting.

Mel X

21 comments:

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER these cards are so beautiful Mel!! They just pop right off your card!! Brilliant!HUGS

Vixx handmade cards said...

Wow Mel these cards are certainly elegant hun! Beautiful flowers and gorgeous colours too :o)

Hope you are well sweetie!

hugs Vicky xx

Crystal said...

WOW Mel sooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Marie-Anne said...

You've made lovely cards.

Marie-Anne

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are gorgeous Mel!! I just love your coloring on the first card with the dp you chose and layout and the all white with the sentiment and white daisies is stunning also.
hugs,
Chris

Vanja said...

Stunning cards, Mel! Wonderful colouring, I love the effect of the flowers on the second card.
hugs
Vnaja

aqualeiga said...

Love those Darling Daisies and the verse is perfect for our challenge this week. Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Hugs, Ali x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Stunning card Mel - absolutely love the way you've added just a slight touch of colour - those beautiful flowers really stand out from the white background. Totally elegant, and thank you for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays this week.
x Sylvia x

Zoe said...

These are gorgeous. I really love both of them with! Thanks so much for joining us at Sundays with Crissy this month! Good Luck. hugs xxoo

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous sentiment on the second card and such pretty flowers. Love it. Thanks for playing along at Stampin’ for the Weekend. Hope to see you back for our next challenge. Marianne x

Céline said...

wonderfull card, love the paper and images
thanks for playing with us at Paperplay this week
Hugs
céline

Lorraine said...

Beautifully simple. Very elegant. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

Louise Emma said...

They are both lovely cards Mel but must admit I love the second one best! Fab work xxx

Debs said...

These cards are so elegant - I love the flowers and the sentimnet on the second one is gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing the love with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Claire x said...

Two beautiful, fresh cards. Thanks for joining in the fun this time with Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Claire x

nicoleqmullen said...

Stunning cards. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

Val said...

Beautiful and very elegant. Jusst love them. Thanks for joining Sweet Stampin' this week. Please come back soon.

Hugs
Valxx

Fleur said...

Gorgeous cards, very elegant
Thanks for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
Hugz Fleur xXx

Jo said...

These are stunning! *claps* I love those images.
Thank you for joining us this week at sweet stampin
Jo xx

Lisa M. said...

Awh, love the daisies!!!

Thanks for joining us at Sentimetnal Sundays this week!

Lisa

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi Mel. your cards are beautiful, so elegant and fabulous colours. Have a lovely weekend, hugs Heidi x