Sunday, May 10, 2009

Take one piece of corrugated card...

Yesterday afternoon with the recent challenge themes still floating around in my head, I decided to see what I could create using a piece of A4 finely corrugated card that Joanne kindly gave to me. It has a very crisp ridge to it and is very strong so suits both cards and tags.

First of all I had the Fairies at the Bottom of the Garden theme in mind over on the new (to me anyway) Tag It On site. I have an all time fave fairy/pixie stamp that was one of the first I ever bought 5 years ago. infact I have two just incase something happens to one of them lol . I kept the colours to a minimum and decided to go fairly natural in keeping with the raw recycled look of the card.





Then, after making that I was really getting into it so decided to have a dabble at seeing how the Stampotique range looked with it. I remembered there was a brad theme (and eyelets but I couldnt find my eyelets- I need to tidy up a bit lol) over on the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge so and as well as the above card fitting the theme with the gemstone brad I also went for this look using distress inks and water, creating a lace up effect with the brads. I realise this is predominantly a cute and cuddly image cardmaking site but hopefully this entry wont make them spray too much coffee over their screens. I love her, shes so squeezable with her little bendy plaits.I think shes a cutie, in her own wild kind of way. :0) A wild little princess (playing dress up in the Queens crown for a day as you will see by the following image).





This next piece (I was on a roll and couldnt leave the last piece of card) is for the Stripes/Lines theme over on Lots To Do. Queen of Life, again from the new range at Stampotique, sprang to mind as the sketchy manner in which it was drawn is built up of lots of tiny lines/stripes. I drew some additional freehand stripes down the side of the image to create a border to tie in with the theme even more, and lightly coloured areas of the final piece using very pale Copics. I kept the colours to a minimum again as I wanted quite a natural piece.
And if you could the corrugated card as being stripes all three items fit the challenge. :0)






I really enjoyed making these. All simple makes just playing around with the texture of the corrugation.
For anyone on the hunt for Stampotique stamps here in the UK, The Stamp Attic stock a large range.

27 comments:

joanne wardle said...

what a shame it wasn't a whole pack of corrugated card! I just KNEW you would create something fabulous with it, it just seemed so "you" but you created three "someing fabulous" things. I love every little thing about all of these. Love the curl of paper on the first one. the freehand drawing on the third. AND I think I just spotted that you also used the pattern paper that was in the same pack on the second two, haven't you? love how you.
and I love that stampotique girl. I think she's cute (lol @ spraying coffee)

deb said...

Who would of thought you could make corrugated card look so classy, these are all amazing Jo.

Greensleeves said...

Great work, Jo, the best piece for me is the middle one, just love that side detail. And the sad king reminded me of King Matt the first, a beautiful book.

Chris said...

Fabulous, Jo. I love the look of corrugated card and you make it look classy, as Deb says.

Good job you only had one piece to play with or you'd still be there. :-)

Suse said...

I love everything about each of these - love your unique little touches which just transform every piece!

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow wow wow wow Jo you´ve made so fantastic creations. I love this Stampboutique stamps. Really cool. Love them.

C@ro said...

It seems to me you had a great time and it shows in your creations! They are beautiful.

alcoholinky said...

I love all of these, they all work so well but particularly the Queen of Life one.The colours are so soft and that added split up the side is so interesting. I thinks she's very cute (in her own way LOL)

Ang C said...

What fabulous pieces you have created, love all the stamps

Jill said...

wow stunning creations Jo, thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill xx

Cathy said...

Fab creations Jo. I love the textures and great use of the brads.
Thank you for joining in the SCSC this week.
Cathy xx

Angelnorth said...

Great makes Jo, particularly like the last one with the pale grey background and the hand drawn stripe border!

Dragon said...

Lovely tag, Jo...such a good feel to t!! Thanks for playing
Frankie
xx

Kristen Hermanny said...

What a great bunch of creations!!! I also really enjoyed your outside photo blog. Marvelous camera work!!!

Lottie said...

These are all brilliant - I really love the stamp on the last one - but love the others too.

You make such wonderful tags etc out of recycled things and corrugated card - fabulous.

Gillian said...

All three designs are wonderful Jo, love how you have used the corrugated card with maximum effect. The lace up detail is such a special touch:) xox

Kim Piggott said...

Jo these are totally awesome!
Such fantastic work so blows me away!
hugs
kim x

Paula said...

as always...simple stunning.You make the everyday that just bit amazing.Thanks for sharing x

Sid said...

Your cards are absolutely lovely Jo. I wish I had one ounce of your creative talent ! Gorgeous and 'natural'.

Creative Chaos said...

Ooooooooooh, I am so in love with those Stampotic goths !!! And your work is amazing , like allways !!!
Patti xx

DymphieM said...

the corrugated cardbase works wonderful with these stamps, gorgeous work.

Jane Carroll said...

great job

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

NETTI said...

These are all gorgeous, Jo. I especially love the first one - it's enchanting and that little curl of paper at the bottom is brilliant!
The pixie stamp is fabulous - I can quite see why you would have got a back-up just in case!

sam21ski said...

WOW Jo, you certainly were on a roll, they are all fantastic but especially like the one you made for the Lotstodo Challenge

Thanks for joining in with us this week - Sam xxxx

craftytrog said...

Brilliant artwork Jo, and I love those little pixies!

Kim Piggott said...

Me again!
Thank you so much for your sweet comment Jo!
Have a great weekend!
hugs
kim x

Nancy Maxwell James said...

these are all so gorgeous! I love the details with the stamps you have created. stunning pieces!