November 29, 2007

And now for Something Completely Different

Ok... it's REALLY late... so forgive me for not giving more details in this post... I was up stamping... FINALLY, after over a week of not being able to sit comfortably at my desk. So hooray for me!

Today I'd like to introduce you to my scrappy pal Elly and these amazing stamps she designed! Elly is crazy talented... check out her gallery at SIS TV.

Anywhoo... here are the images... they come uncut and unmounted on a big sheet of dark navy rubber, so they are impossible to stain! They are deeply etched and of wonderful quality.
Aren't they fun and quirky?!? SO here are some of my designs with Elly's stamps... I will pop back in tomorrow to tell you more about the papers and inks and stuff...

Edited to add details on each card 7:15PM 11/29/07

Paper: Yo-yo Yellow, Wild Wasabi, whisper white and a retired floral paper by SU! (pieced on the top of the mushroom-house). Ink: Adirondack black and Versamark (on wild wasabi), colored with Copic markers. Accessories: red brads by unknown maker and awesome red vintage mushroom ribbon.

Paper Yo-yo Yellow and Whisper White. Ink: Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink. Background and focal point squirrel are glittered with Versamark and Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Scalloped circle edge dotted with a white Sakura Glaze pen.

Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper white and miscellaneous kick-butt papers by Bam-Pop. Ink: Adirondack Black, and Copic markers. Ribbon by various unknown makers.

Paper: Real Red, Lovely Lilac, Whisper White, Bam Pop and SU! (retired) papers, also origami paper from Paper Source. Ink: Adirondack Black and Copic Markers. I doodled the frames with a black Sakura Glaze pen.

Paper: Naturals White, Chocolate Chip and various designer papers by SU! for the trees. Ink Adirondack Espresso. I watercolored the mountains with SU! watercolor crayons. Large brown brads finish the look.

Ok... there is a LOT going on here. This is a 6X6 card... the base is in Pumpkin Pie. The "birthday" sentiment on the right was done with vintage rub-ons (amazing find from Dick Blick), the cartoon background paper is from a Japanese notebook. The robot is embellished with various origami papers. The stars are by American Crafts and the little silver rivets are by Joanne Crafts.


Tracy said...

These are fabulous! I sooo love the gnome!! My kids are totally into gnomes right now because of the "Noddy" book series my husband grew up with and now reads to them. Anyways, lol, these are great images!

Melissa Norris said...

Oh My Gosh! I totally need these stamps!

dd2njoy said...

Sweet set!!!Great for kids cards!

Andrea said...

These are so cute my head might pop off! I bought E's sheet o' rubber but haven't made anything with them yet. They are just too cute as rubber for me to cut them up...but I think you've inspired me. :)

Juliann said...

these are really cute! Who wouldn't love a CASSETTE TAPE...oh I love mine...great stamps, they look like a lot of fun!

elly rainbow said...

i would love to thank you again, Sarah, for the exceptionally kick-butt job you did showcasing my stamps. i am so in awe.