Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Going Grey to Win Stampotique


This weeks challenge over on Going Grey Sketch Challenge #12 is being generously sponsored by Stampotique Originals with a $15 gift certificate!

Heres the card I made using Basic Greys new range of papers from their Basics Manilla range and my Big Bee stamp design (Stampotique) both available from Happy Daze here in the UK, or direct.
The word and the circles are rub ons from Basic Grey, the stitching is hand drawn using a black marker.

I'm not usually one for using sketches for layouts as I've mentioned in posts before, but can rarely resist a challenge when its presented to me. I actually find them quite theraputic. If they are not usually your 'thing' (or even if they are), why not the sketch below play on your subconsciousness throughout the day and when you get a chance, dig out some Basic Grey papers (MUST BE Basic Greys) and have a go. Even better, use your Stampotique stamps if you have any too! But any stamps will do though and will give you an extra opportunity to add to your Stampotique Originals collection.
For another chance to win a $15 Gift Certificate, check out tomorrows Stampotique Designers Challenge for a new theme :0)

YOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!!



GOOD LUCK!!

16 comments:

Carol Q said...

this paper might have been designed for your bee stamp Jo. gorgeous card.

BJ said...

I just love this card. For some reason I have this thing about Bee's which is strange since contact with one means a trip to the hospital & shots. But this card just calls to me. You have done a fantastic job with it. The paper,brads & of course your coloring.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is so stunning Jo!
hugs
kim x

Willy said...

Wonderful card, Jo. Love your stamps!

Shar said...

Bee-utiful card! Love the sketch and what you did with the brads! That bee is one great stamp!

mustavcoffee said...

Fabulous card, so sophisticated, I love it xx

Dotty Jo said...

OK, totally cheesy comment alert... ready, well here it comes hun: your card is Beeeeeee-utiful! Jo x

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous card, love the rub-on's & the handstitching and of course the stamps aren't half bad ;-) (he he!). Thanks so much for joining us over at Going Grey with Scrap-creations!

Kristen said...

Oh my word, your card is gorgeous. I Love that paper (on my list now), Thanks so much for playing in this weeks Going Grey with Scrap-Creations

Lottie said...

Fabulous as always and love the layout - I hope to make time to give it a go - not for the competition though - just for fun when I can - a pretty full on week this week.

Chris said...

Fab card, Jo. Love the 'stitching'. It looks pretty real in the photo. The new BG papers are just perfect for your bee stamp. More for my wishlist...

Shannon said...

Love it!! Jo, I love your new stamps. I can't wait to get my hands on your bumble bees (all of them), your mushrooms (all of them), the hearts and flowers.......pretty much every single one of them.

jan said...

You always have just beautiful cards!

joanne wardle said...

bee-autiful! lol
love the faux stitching. (at least i assume it's faux, or is that forks?)

Sija said...

Love all of it!

Amy said...

I'll have to try this sketch..I love that bee ...great trimmings around the layers