Feb 24, 2013

Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend!

Red, Black and Brown
is the new theme this fortnight at FSC

Have you ever just really liked an stamp and then when you
get it you never quite know what to do with it?
That is how it was with my diamond stamp from
Stampers Anonymous!
Although I had seen Paula do some amazing pieces with it,
and I just had to have it!!!!
...I still had no idea what to do with it.

 I eventually decided to mask my lady stamp (an old fav of mine)
and then use the diamond stamp behind her.
The overall idea was to keep things neutral
with a pop of red...and just a hint of brown.
So the odd flower (not all),
are tinged with red aqua crayons
and a slash of brown on the lady's hat.

The pink bit through the middle is just an area masked off with torn paper
that has been inked with spun sugar DI and edged with barn door.

The outer bits are coloured with London Fog Memento and black DI.
With a little grey crackle stamping.

The special effect this time around
 is the use of a charcoal pencil
on the stenciled diamonds, which are done in texture paste.
The have been smudged with the pencil
so that they are in different shades of grey
(oh, I guess it is my version of 50 Shades of Grey lol)

Marina at Cottage Crafts is offering an online voucher to her store for the winner,
runners up and spotlights are up for grabs to!
The Fashionettes have some gorgeous inspiration for you so please pop on over to
FSC and check them all out and leave a little love...
These girls are amazing each and every time they create something!
Please be inspired and join in the fun...

A huge thankyou and welcome to some new followers, I hope you enjoy my journey!


I am entering this card into the following challenges ~
~ Addicted to Stamps and More - Vintage
~ Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Vintage/Shabby Chic 
~ Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - I'm Seeing Red! 
~ Happy Campers Craft Collective - Favourite Stamp: my lady stamp:) 
~ Crafts 4 Eternity - Very Vintage


Terry said...

I love these kind of diamonds! What a beautiful display of stamped images and great masking! Goregous all the way! Hugs!

Kylie said...

What a beautifully vintage card! Just stunning! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful card Dot. Wonderful composition and the more intense touches of colour really pop.
Happy Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Olga said...

The card is gorgeous! Love the image and colors!Thank you for playing with us at Crafts 4 Eternity!

Buttons said...

Awesome masking and love the textured diamonds. Great ideas here Dot. Hugs, Jenny x

Sue C said...

Gorgeous card Dot ! I think you've cracked it with the diamonds, it looks stunning as the back drop to your main image, which is also fantastic ! Sue C x

Ephemera said...

Hi Dot, what a great way to use the stamp, it looks fantastic used this way, real montage effect and so effective. xx

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very beautiful vintage card Dot.
love the way you used the stamps.
Greetings Janny

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous card, great masking and backgrounds.
Yvonne x

Yvonne Garner said...

Wow Dot! Your card is amazing! I love all the thought you put into it. Have a fab week! Hugs, Yvonne

brenda said...

An amazing piece Dot, love the fusion of colours and how you've effortlessly blended the images together.

B x

Ellie Knol said...

Love your card.Great way to use the colors! Have a great week.

xxx Ellie xxx

Loll Thompson said...

Wonderful collage of stamps to create a beautiful vintage card. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Loll

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, the images are great and the background stunning.

Danielle Vincent said...

Great vintage card! I love how you used those diamonds. I've done that plenty of times - I actually have a basket of stamps that I saw an idea with and thought I had to have it but there it sits still in a basket cause I don't really know what to do with it. So Kudos to you as you used it beautifully. thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

Claire said...

Hi Dot, this is a gorgeous card. I love the way you've used the challenge colour palette,so subtle! Your diamond stamp works perfectly with that lovely lady stamp too. A real showstopper of a card
Have a good weekend
Claire xx

Esther said...

Ooh Dot this is delicious !! I have that Lady stamp and love her but I forget about her..you've inspired me to hunt her out ! Love the masking and subtle colouring..it's all gorgeous..Esther xx

June Macfarlane said...

Superb creation Dot. I love the fade effect love the vintage and colours. its gorgeous
Hugs June x

Fliss said...

A real stunner Dot. Love that gorgeous image and diamonds really do look fab with her!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Shirley Chillman said...

Love, love, love that stamp. Everything you make with it is so different and amazing.

Hugs Shirley x x