Saturday, November 07, 2009

A change of pace...and style

I was recently asked to become a member of The Artistic Stamper Creative Team and on Thursday received my first stamps from them, some of which were from the Mabel Lucie Attwell range. These take me back to when I was about 4 or 5 when I used to have the Lucie (I really want to type a 'y' there lol) Attwell annuals at Christmas.



I've tried to work differently to what I've seen done with the stamps so far and given it a bit of a scruffy distressed feel about it. I've combined Attwell designs with a flower from the Stitchels plate.





This is another one of my splashy backgrounds created with Glimmer Mist sprays and I coloured the images with Copic markers. Hoping to get a few more colours for Christmas :0)))

This card is one of a mini range I'm in the middle of creating and so will blog the others once theyre all done. The little dog is quite a cutie and my favourite in the range.

24 comments:

Lottie said...

Distressed is best - definitely - and really suits the 'age' of the Lucie books!

Sandy said...

Oh wow this is darling.
Really lovely card Jo.

angelwhispers Chanelle said...

Lovely card, really love the old distressed look for this image xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Great job Jo ... LOVE the background!

joy said...

These stamps are so cute! And, your scruffy and distressed look is perfect for the images. Love it!

Paula said...

just 'love' your take on this range of stamps...youve got such immense versatility in your work.

Godelieve said...

Wow, I think you can do any style!! Love your shading with the copics and the distressed background.

Sue Abbott said...

Love love love these, they are so different, cute but grungy if you know what I mean. x

joanne wardle said...

This is so adorable! I think you are a natural too ;)

Julie said...

This is just marvellous, Jo! I LOVE her illustrations--always have! I really need to get these stamps! Love what you did with your card, and congrats on the new creative team job--you'll be amazing!

Chris said...

Love this distressed card, Jo. Really suits the style of the stamps.

Hels said...

Fab card hun, love the distressed feel, suits the whole feel of it...hugs x

Sid said...

Great blend of very old with very new I think !! Imagery I mean !

alcoholinky said...

you've done a wonderful job with these Jo!

Audrey said...

awww cute!

Lynn Stevens said...

How sweet is that, it reminds me of some of the books I had growing up oh sooooo many years ago. LOL

Jennie said...

Love what you have done with the Mabel stamps :)Great feel about it.
xx

Joanne said...

This so takes me back. I remember the little dog as if it was yesterday. Maybe that's why I act like a kid at times!! Your techniques are awe inspiring and the cards etc you made for the Dec. Craft Stamper mag. are even better than ever. xx

Marilyn Rock said...

What sweet images Jo and I love what you did with them. Your piece looks like it belongs in a wonderful childrens' book. xxoo Marilyn

Paula said...

Love how you have grunged these stamps up. That dog is a sweetie :)

Kim Piggott said...

Wow!
Jo I am so loving this gorgeous card!
hugs
kim x

Karin said...

Oh wow that really is a trip down memory lane.

Andrea said...

this is an adorable card and love the way the stitchels work so well with Mabel x

Shar said...

Completely sweet! I love the muted colors.