Thursday, February 9, 2012

P&S - New Releases

Greetings everyone!!  Today is a wonderful as it's new release day over at Paper and Such Stamps!!  I have three creations to show you today using different techniques to highlight all of the great new sets being released.  But first, I hope you've come hopping from my dear friend Kendra's blog!  If not, please come hop with us starting at the Paper and Such Design Team Blog!

I inked the gorgeous daffodils onto really good quality watercolor paper using Colorbox ink in black.  I then heat set them using black embossing powder.  I took my Distress Ink pads, face down on my Ranger Craft Sheet and got ink on one side of my mat.  I then misted my colors with my pearlized water and began to paint the image in as if I was watercoloring.  It's super pearly and shiny because I kept adding more pearlized water (a mix of water and Perfect Pearls powder in a spritz bottle).  I kept painting and moving the color around until I was happy.  I then used Ouchless Cardboard and a variety of papers that I had brought together from my scrap bin to pull the rest of the creation together.  I used my TH rosette die, another stamp from the set, some twine and a button to bring a beautiful cluster together in the lower right hand corner.  I used my MS butterfly punch, layered 6 times (being held together with Glossy Accents) and embellished with some black and white baker's twine for antennae. 

My second creation features Your Love Lifts Me Up.  Isn't she THE SWEETEST???  I inked her in Tuxedo Black Momento ink and colored her with my Copics.  I then paper pieced her dress making sure to piece the sleeve of her dress separately along with her arm to ensure the proper perspective and dimension. 

 
I paper pieced her balloon as well as the two balloons around here which I stamped by masking off the girl holding them with a sticky note.  I stamped the sentiment onto self-adhesive canvas which adds a great textural touch.  I am entering this particular card into ISpy Sketches challenge - ISSC01.  It's a great sketch and one I couldn't pass up!

My next creation uses one of the three basic and lovely sentiments that everyone should have in their stampy arsenal.  I chose to use the sentiment Love You; stamping in black, sponging with Old Paper Distress Ink, coating in Versamark and heat setting with clear embossing powder. 

My card is small (4x4) and dressed up very sweetly.  I wanted a rustic and vintage vibe so I've used scraps that were on my desk combined with a true vintage ledger pad (background most paper with writing on it) that I picked up at a wonderful Antique store in Maine for one dollar. Love that.  

I added some resin flowers (I'm addicted) and a few cuts with some of my favorite dies, a bit of stitching, a melon ribbon and called it a day!  =)  

I hope you've enjoyed my tiny peeks through this week and have enjoyed seeing the full views!  Come by the P&S store and check out the full line of stamps, amazingly fabulous new MME and more papers in the store as well as the fabby new twine colors!! 

Off you hop now to my friend Stephanie's blog to see what she's come up with for this great release!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

15 comments:

~ Kendra ~ said...

All thre are amazing!! Beautiful cards!!

Beate said...

All three cards look gorgeous. I LOVE how you colored the Daffodils.
Hugs and smiles

MindyYoung said...

I'm totally speachless! These are just stunningly gorgeous!

Jan Garber said...

You can never have too many balloons! I love your techniques and your cards!

Sparkly Engineer said...

All of these are fantastic. I couldn't choose a favorite if you paid me.

Carol E said...

Such wonderful projects,, thanks for sharing them.

Naomi said...

WOW, Meredith! Your cards are all AWESOME! You are SO artistic and those LO's are all FABULOUS!

Hugs,
Naomi

Stephanie said...

Meredith all of your cards are just gorgeous but that first one is absolutely stunning! Love the way you painted it and those colors are just amazing!

Tami said...

WOW! LOVE the look of the first one!

Sue D said...

Fabulous creations--love the coloring on the daffodil card and the paper piecing on the balloon card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful cards but that watercolor... THUD! Fabulous effect~

Janice M said...

What gorgeous cards Meredith!! Love your coloring on the daffodils and the You lift me done in blues!!

zehra said...

Wow, these are stunning cards, gorgeous, I absolutely adore the coloring of the girl and your daffodils are super good

Megan said...

I absolutely love these cards. You are such an amazing designer. Very beautiful

KC said...

I love the daffodils what an awesome card!!