Thursday, 1 February 2018

Carabelle Stamps

Good Morning everyone,

Today i am sharing my first outing of my new carabelle stamps, continuing my new found like of quirky.  Their mermaid set is next on my wish list😉. I have coloured them all with Wink of Stella pens, sadly the photos don't show up the amazing sparkle these pens have and aqua tints.  

One of my new year craft resolutions is to use the aqua tints that have been at the back of my cupboard for years.  They are in large open pots so i was always terrified i would knock them over and the ink go everywhere, so i have decanted them into little bottles with tiny nozzles - much safer for me to use!

7x7" white card blank.  I die cut a square and then stamped my little scene, first stamping of them came out perfectly.  I used a black fine liner pen to add some ground and a few extra little plant tuffs.  I used aqua tints to do a wash of the sky in blue and the grass in greens.  

I then went over the flower stems with a green alcohol pen - just easier than tackling with a brush! I also did the girls skin with an alcohol pen.  I then added various colours of wink of stella to a craft sheet and water coloured the images with them. 

I edged the panel with dusty concord and black soot distress inks to help frame it.  Mounted onto black card and onto the cardblank of which i had stamped the greeting in the corners. 

5x7" card.  After die cutting a rectangle i stamped my little scene, again doodled some ground in.  I coloured the same as above, i went over the lines of the yellow flowers as wanted the feeling of dandelion type heads, fluffy.  Once dry i stamped the greeting, this is where the stamp platform comes in great as i could over stamp the sentiment on the unsmooth cardstock until i had it perfect.  Mounted onto black card and then the cardblank. 

As above just a different sentiment.

6x6 card.  Again i stamped the image (don't know the make), its all in one stamp this - then watercoloured with aqua tints and wink of stella pens.  Mounted onto black and then stamped greeting onto the cardblank.

Trying to show the sparkle, think you can just about catch it on the flower heads. 

Items used:
Carabelle 'Zinouk du Jardin'
Clearly besotted sentiment stamps
Stampin up work of art sentiment stamp
Dovecraft friends sentiment stamp
Wink of stella pens
Spectrum Noir Aqua tints.

I am finding stamping so much more fun with the stamp platform, no more dropped inky stamps or smudging.  

Thank you for stopping by and any comments you leave.  

One of my inspirational craft buddies set up a blog this week, if you were on docrafts you will know her as SomersetSteph, im sure she would love to see you if any of you fancy a peek in a spare moment.   Good Luck with your blog Steph. 

Wishing you all a good weekend, hopefully we get to see some sunshine. Emmax


  1. Wow Emma, loving these quirky stamps you have brought them to life, your colours and colouring are perfect.
    Hugs Babs x

  2. Oooh Emma what fabulous cards; Love those bright colours :-)

  3. Fabulous image and card Ginny x
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  4. Amazing colouring ! Quirky suits you Emma.
    Pam x

  5. Gorgeous cards Emma, love the scenes you've stamped and coloured :) I do remember Steph and have added her blog to my blog list. I do miss some of the lovely Docraft ladies. I've managed to connect with some on Facebook and through blogs which is lovely! to answer your comment on my blog, time certainly does fly! hugs - Debs xxx

  6. Wonderful set of cards Emma, love your colouring and beautiful designs.
    Myself and my in laws didnt even notice the letter D upside down on anniversary card. LOL! It made me laugh. I made this card in a rush.xx

  7. Brilliant collection of cards Emma, lovely bright colours and gorgeous stamps

  8. Lovely cards and great design, such unusual stamps.

  9. Beautiful cards and wonderful the scenes you have made...Fabulous!!!..Marilyn.x

  10. fantastic quirky cards Emma Kate x

  11. Emma I'm seriously blushing right now lol! Thank you so much for your lovely welcome to blogland and for giving me a mention here too ... quirky is good, makes you smile and feel happy ... these cards certainly do just that ... Steph x

    1. awww you are welcome steph, looking forward to seeing all your blog posts. Emmax

  12. Wonderful that Wink of Stella looks amazing such gorgeous cards Love and hugs Carole x

  13. Beautiful cards and wow love the coloring and colors Emma.

    Hugs Diane

  14. They are just fab Emma xxx

  15. Fabulous cards Emma,love the quirky images used. Hugs Kathy x

  16. wow love all your cards Emma... a super selection well done ... those stamps are so cool ... I have seen Leoni on hotchanda using these and they look so modern ... hope you have a great week ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  17. What wonderul cards, how you have coloured these quirky designs.
    Hugs, Kathleen

  18. Love every one of these Emma. Great makes, all!

  19. Loving your fun and quirky cards, beautiful work as usual Emma. x


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