Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Not so perfect..

On Saturday while on our travels, I popped in to see Julia at Simply Stamps in Rye, and came away with two or three Penny Black stamps (my first I have to add) . I don't often buy or acquire other stamps, as I like working with mine, but I loved these, and I made 2 cards this morning (at an ungodly hour!) using Ranger's Snow cap white and my own pearlescent powders, and the other one was made using Ranger's Perfect Medium and Perfect Pearls. Not sure the scans are very good, but what do you want first thing in the morning! How to do: Ink the stamps with Perfect Medium, then brush the colours where you want them , and brush the excess away with the very soft brush in the kit, and a little spritz of water to make them permanent. On the white card I used a little "twizzler" tool I have to make the speckles by just dipping it in ink, and then brushing powder over it. I think I have several of these lurking, so will try to put them on the website later in the week. So, 2 cards, ready for my friend across the road, who is always popping across to see if she could "make" a card to send , and always at the last hour!

15 comments:

Angie said...

beautiful,
Hugs
Angie

Carolands said...

This is pretty. I too have just bought some Penny Black stamps and one of them being the same as one used here. I love the effect on black.

Carol x

June said...

Jenny i dont blame you the stamp is beautiful and your cards are gorgeous. lovely work
hugs June x

Caroline said...

Hi Jennie
Love the effect on your cards. You have been very busy!

Lottie said...

Sounds like a lovely and fun technique

Max said...

Penny Black stamps have to be one of my favourites even though I don't own many.
I love what you have done on the black card ... my favourite is the white version.

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx

Flippinpest said...

These are really unusual and very effective.Great work!

Hels said...

How bizarre! I was using Perfect Pearls for more or less the same thing yesterday and this morning!! Love those stamps, especially those pretty little dragonflies...think I have the flowery ones in my stash tho LOL...big hugs hun xx

Rachel said...

Those are lovely Jennie - it's a lovely effect :-)

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous card Jenny and love the design and detail, the colours are beautiful.

Hugs Linda

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

They're lovely Jennie :) I've not heard of that 2nd technique before. Lovely stamps too
Anne x

Penny said...

this is very neat.

Loulabelle said...

What a gorgeous, magical effect. They are lovely.

Minxy said...

Super beautiful Jennie hun, i love the effect on the black, and there is nothing wrong with treating yourself to a stamp or two now and again xx

♥ HUGZ ♥

Shazsilverwolf said...

I love these! I so love anything in Black & White, one of my favourite colour themes. love Penny Black too.