Friday, July 13, 2007

Best of Times (DCM/ WS and a swap!)

This weeks theme for Daring Cardmakers is "....any theme you like, just as long as it's got something you'd find in a Haberdashery Department on it"...ie buttons, zips, thread. Weds Stamper is also Buttons. And I'm also taking part in a swap with a travel theme with Dani D.

This card probably contains the most amount of stamps used on one card ever for me lol....seven stamps lol. Paperbag Studios, Oxford Impressions (Deckchairs in the BG) , Heidi Grace, Simply Stamps x 2, Postmodern Design and My Sentiments Exactly. Joanne once described my style as "rubber stamp it to within an inch of it's life"...and I think on this occassion she was right.
I had to buy the Brighton stamp as I live just outside there :0)

I used fabric, buttons, thread and ribbon (for the DCM contribution)...buttons or the WS contribution.

Please click to enlarge pics as theres a lot going on in the background of the main card image that you miss on the smaller photo unfortunately.


57 comments:

Paula said...

Totally gorgeous card.
Fab dare to get you inking & button finding.
I went for vintage too!!

Nicole said...

Oh totally stunning piece mate, love this ;-)

deb said...

Fantastic!

Greensleeves said...

Excellent, Jo, love everything about it. And what a coquette in the middle, lol. Just superb.

Penny said...

Gorgeous background , love all the spritzing going on and the Brighton stamp and vintage button are fab as well.

Kaz said...

WOW. lucky lucky lucky lucky lucky lucky Danie- you're right, it is better when you click on the pictures and see everything, it's absolutely superb.

Gillian said...

WOW , outstanding piece of work jo, it is indeed so detailed if you click to enlarge, fab composition, and the spritizing adds depth, love it:)

Flossie's Follies said...

Fantastic, love how you mix the stamps.

sari said...

what beutifull atc,s you made!!

Lythan said...

What a work of art - wonderful!

mum on the run said...

I love, love, love this!

Beautiful!

marciad said...

Wonderful Brighton art. Could envision my great grandparents there. They lived in the UK as did great greats and many other relatives. I can't imagine using that many stamps. Good for you.

Kaz said...

This is a gorgeous classy card Jo, I wish my vintage ones came out like this!

Carrie said...

Amazing, Inspiring, Fantastic as always Jo - love it.

Paula W said...

wonderfully creative and detailed - stunning card Jo ;o)

Judy said...

OMG, the detail on this is just unbelievable. You are one talented stamper.I love the combination of such muted tones - its just so elegant.

Kirsi said...

Amazing! I love all those details. Great card.

Willy said...

What a fabulous card!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Jo..

First I would like to say thanks for the sweet comment to my blog. The card is a beautiful one; as I've stated before your work is simply amazing!

Beverly

KardKrazy said...

What an amazing vintage piece. The way you cut out the people on your image makes them look alive -- it's such a fantastic image. Love the tag, too.

Zuzu's Blog said...

Excelent !!!!!!

Chris said...

Wow - real stamping eye candy. I just love that lady's pork pie hat - what a scream!

audrey h. said...

Jo....this is fabulous. Love the colors again and the tag is awesome. You always have the coolest images too :o)

Suzan-- said...

Hey Jo!! Just dropped by to say "HELLO!", and get my daily fix of "oohsss and ahhhhhsss"....Gorgeous work as usual!!

Suzan

stamp and scrape said...

Jo, your cards are so inspirational - the colours and the collaging are superb.
Ros

Lynne.x said...

Oh Jo - your card is gorgeous. I know if I stamped a card to within an inch of it's life - it would look nothing like this :( .

Your card is amazing - I love everything about it.

Silvia said...

Wow, that's fantastic, I love it.

Lana said...

Fab! :)

Em's Blog said...

It's gorgeous, absolutely fab!

Sharon said...

Goodness, it looks amazing when you first see your card, Jo ... but when you click for a larger pic - it's like WOW!

Gillian Hamilton said...

You have Excelled my dear, completely Excelled... love every single bit of this Jo...

Cora said...

Beautiful, I love all the details!

Heather Robinson said...

What a wonderful combination of elements. You are truly fantastically talented. Great photo.

DymphieM said...

Wonderful work! Came the button like it is on the tag? i love the texture of it. Thanks for your good wishes :-)

johanna said...

it is adorable!! like dymphie i wonder if the button was treated... burnt? it has a fabulous texture!

joanne wardle said...

an inch and a half maybe ;) love it, of course. would have worked for the hat theme too. those hats are excellent. love the shimmer!

manicstamper said...

Absolutely stunning Jo.

KraftyKitten said...

It's gorgeous Jo - lots going on and just beautiful... I love it

Rein said...

Gorgeous!

jo said...

Ooooh fabulous!!!! Wish I could do this style!

Mike.LMP said...

so so so gorgeous i love this work

Ute said...

Wonderful card.

Audrey said...

Love it Jo - Really love those soft, dreamy colours!

Sanja said...

absolutely fantastic,Jo!

Cheryl said...

Love this! So wonderfully rich!

Rosie (Freycob) said...

They look a right bunch of characters, don't they? Great card.

Dani D said...

absolut stunning work

~magic-sparkles-of art~ said...

love your style

planetescrap said...

Very beautiful !

Viola said...

Fantastic, Jo!!!

Hermine said...

Your art is so beautiful.

Sija said...

Fabulous Jo!

Tania said...

Wooow, this is really a great card! I can look for hours, and still discover new things!

Louly said...

What a talented lady you are, I love everything in your blog. I'm impressed with the different effects you achieve with your stamping. 10/10

Debby Harriettha said...

Jo I simply adore this. Your background is incredible and the colors are awesome.

kathywas said...

I just love all of the detail on this, especially the added tag! The color combination is perfect with the images. It makes it look very old and vintage.

Gisele said...

Jo...what can I say here that everyone else hasn't already mentioned, this piece is just fabulous!