Thursday, 7 June 2012

Elfin Safety

Have you ever seen those magazine articles where they take a designer fashion item and show what great value it is by calculating the ‘cost per wear’?  

This stamp, ‘Falling Softly’ by Stamps Happen is a big and quite expensive wood mounted stamp, but, oh boy! – the cost per wear is fantastic!  

I’ve used it for birthdays, thank-yous and Christmas; coloured it in pastels, brights, neutrals and glitter; changed the skin colour to reflect the recipient; made her bounce off balls and fall out of Christmas trees.

This time I stamped her onto coloured paper, cut her out and coloured her in with markers and gel pens. The background paper already came with the border and I faintly stamped some text (Indigo Blu). I stamped a mushroom (Lavinia Stamps) and added glitter (don’t think it shows in the photo).  The ticket is from Pink Paislee; I stamped it with a Craft Stamper freebie which says ‘Fairyland Park’. Finally, I added gems and a flower made with punches.

I'd like to enter this for these challenges:
Oldie but goodie Anything goes
Let's ink it up Favourite Embellishments (gems)
Fashionable Stamping Challenges Mystical and very magical
Out of a hat creations Favourite Stamps  


Rita said...

Absolutely Stunning card. I love the stamp and all the elements used to make it. Happy Crafting Rita xxx

chrissies said...

Amazing-just love the stamp and how you have used it to create this beautiful work.

Thank for sharing it with us at Out of a hat Creations

Love chrissie xxxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful creation, the image looks wonderful. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Sandra's Spot said...

I love the stamp so pretty and a lovely card with it. Thanks for sharing with us at Out of A Hat Creations. Hugs Sandra XXX

Mynnette said...

It really is a fabulous image!!! So glad you splurged on this one--it's perfect! Gorgeous coloring and bling, too!!! :)

SuzanneK said...

Fab creation, love the stamp it's stunning. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at LIIU, good luck. Hugs Suzanne

florenceandfreddie said...

Hi Marina. Love your card. Gorgeous! There is something special about wood mounted stamps. I did enjoy reading your "cost per wear" comment. Always a good sign of a great stamp. Thank you so much for sharing with the Hatters this week. It is great to meet you. Have a lovely weekend.
Regards Florence x

Janet said...

Hi Marina,love the title you have given your card lol,love your choice of stamp,fabulous card.
thanks for sharing at OOAHC
Janet x

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Marina, love the colours and embellies you've chosen. i have that stamp too but haven't used it for ages, I'd forgotten how much I love it. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time
Claire xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Marina, this is a gorgeous card, Love the image and the way you have made it looks as if its jumping over the toadstool! This stamp was obviously worth every penny of its cost!
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
Avril xx

Ephemera said...

Hi Marina, absolutely beautiful entry for our Magical and Very Mystical challenge at FSC, love that stamp, I love Stamps Happen stamps too, you can't beat a GOOD wood mounted stamp. I have all mine I display. Thanks so much for sharing your fantastic entry with us. XX

strangelycreative said...

What a great stamp and its so unusual! Really super and yes, sometimes the old saying is right you do get what you pay for! Cx

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Very nice card. Cute image. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous card Marina.
Thanks so much for taking part in our magical and mystical challenge at FSC.
Hugs, Fliss x