Hi everyone thanks for stopping by if you have a minute I would love to hear any comments that you have... I am very new to all this so its all a bit hit and miss at the moment, I will get there in the end i'm sure....bye for now Mandy x

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Cheery Thought

Hi There, 
Today I am entering the Stampotique designers challenge the deets here:

You can only use Stampotique stamps and your creation needs to be purple, pink and black. This is what i have come up with

 There is a story behind this card, i actually made something similar yesterday and was quite pleased with the outcome only to find that the colours were not blue and purple as i thought but pink and purple .....that will teach me to read the instructions!!!

The idea for this card started out as the square she is wearing and i immeadiatley thought billboard!!

You know the type you see in american films with the poor bloke walking around with said bill board down to his feet and it always has a cheery message on it !
 Since this is the only stampotique stamp I own (need to rectify this i think ) i had to make the background without stamps.  I used Claudine Helmuth paints for the first layer ........but did not like it......then i used some chipped saphire DI.....and did not like it ......then onto some Dylusions bubblegum spray.....through a stencil then flipped it ......getting a bit better......then i put black gesso through the stencil .....oh my god ruined it ....such a mess .....quick cover up with text circles a few ranger dabber black paint circles and lines and it starting to look a bit better.
stamped girl onto cardstock and cut her out and attached bill board with craft wire and wrote some words out albeit not the most cheeriest of words granted but fitting for a bill board.
I am sorry my camera work is a bit shoddy .....i keep getting a pesky reflection.

Well thanks for stopping by i will catch up with you soon ....i have beginners art journaling to upload tomorrow ...see if i am on the right track.  Bye for now Mandy xx


  1. ROFL - I see what you mean about opposites. Great card - she looks like her end is nigh too! lol

  2. Fabulous piece! You did a great job with just one stamp. Thanks for joining us at SDC # 49.

  3. Hey your background is fab....love the billboard ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  4. Wonderful card!Fab that you took the time and effort to make it again. Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

  5. Great card! I loved the blow by blow commentary. Thanks for making me laugh. :- ))))))))))))

  6. Lovely card and background is fab, it`s worth your time!C:
    Hugs from Slovenia!

  7. I love your background sometimes they benefit from having lots of layers. The card did make me laugh when I saw it! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

  8. I love this, it's a fab background and it really made me laugh x

  9. Ha ha! This is funny! I love this pink / purple combo, thanks so much for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge. I had to laugh at all your attempts to create a background - we've all been there! Kate x

  10. very cool background and love the billboard. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.