Monday, 2 March 2009

Big, Bold and Beautiful !!!!!


My entry for the Papertake Weekly and 2 Sketches 4 You Challenges this week features another ‘off the rails’ humorous style stamp called Agnes from Art Impressions. I love these unique stamps as much as the cute ones from say Magnolia or Sugar Nellie – so I tend to swing from one style to the other each week. The brief this week for the Challenge was to use the colours pink, orange and brown. My papers are from a selection from my digital download stash, and the image has been paper pieced and also coloured with Copics and Pro Markers. I machine stitched the layers and embellished the card with a satin ribbon from Raspberry Ribbons.



I decorated the inside of the card and made a matching envelope. The envelopes are really simple and easy to make – but it does require an A3 printer to get the paper to the required 25cm square, printed on both sides – otherwise use 12 x 12 craft paper cut down. I then use the Enveloper Pro to score the envelope to fit a 6 inch square card.


I made the card with a special friend in mind – I hope she sees the funny side of it – lol. xxx

48 comments:

steph said...

Ann that's lovely - that layered hat looks great! Thanks for joining us for the challenge! x

Mayjasper said...

Madge, I am wowed by your card, insert & envelope. I have been studying it and can't work out how some of it was done. It's mighty clever. Thanks also for the link to the Digifree downloads - a whole new world as opened up to me.

Julie said...

What a fab card, I love it and the way you've decorated the inside and made the matching envie. So very inspring.

Sue said...

Oh Ann
what a fabby card, luv the image, coloured beatuflly, gorgeous papers n embelis, your friend will luv it, i would, sue.x

Tab said...

Ann that is one truly fab card! Love the image, so funny and coloured to perfection. Must have ago at the envelopes too, yours are awesome!
Hugs Tab xxx

Kim said...

What a fabulous card, a real stunner and fun too!!

Rach said...

wow!!!
this is awesome, what a fantastic card,... actually i should say work of art.. amazing detail.xx

Dena said...

This is a great card. I love your image and papers. The hat looks terrific!

~dawne said...

So glad you found our site....what a fabulous card. I wasn't expecting this image w/your post title & it's cracking me up. Your stamping & coloring work is just fabulous too.

Kazan Clark said...

Wow we are so happy you joined us at 2S4Y. Your card is simply gorgeous. I love the stamp, stitching and how you finished it off inside - oh yes and that hat is divine. Hope to see you next week
:) Kazan

cheryln said...

this is absolutely fabulous! your friend will be sure to love it!

My Little Space said...

Absolutely stunning, love all the detail you have put on and inside your card and of course the matching envelope!

mandy

Donna said...

really cute card, love the big bow on the card as well. Great layering on the hat.

debhorst said...

How could someone not see the funny side of this card--I know that it made me smile!! My aunt turns 65 today and I so would love to have that stamp set to make her a card--maybe for next year.

Savitri said...

Oh wowser, I LOVE this card!!! The layers are just gorgeous and the stamp is just too funny :)

Welcome to 2S4Y!!! I hope to see you again next week with another fun card. LOVE LOVE this!!!!

Berdien said...

Welcome at 2S4Y !!! Your card is gorgeous !! I LOVE it !!

Ewonne said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! What a great take on the sketch ♥

Martha said...

This is great, gorgeous card! The stamp is really funny! Great take on the sketch.

chrisw said...

Wow your cards are soo beautiful!

Joanie said...

Oh so pretty!

Pascale said...

Superb card I love the humour and the colours and oh it is all divine. Hugs Pascale :)

juliejules said...

This is fab, love the layering! Jules x

Angela said...

Great card...

SelahCafe said...

That will bring a HUGE smile to your friend's face! Love it!

StampingSeasons said...

Thankyou for your comment on my blog.... I am just visiting yours for the first time and are in love with the detail on your cards... Awesome!!!!!

itsabrt said...

This card is so amazing I have no real words to express how cool it is! BR-T

Riet said...

woww An,you made fabolous creations.l love the all.

hugs Riet.x

Eveline said...

What a great card. I love the stamp and the sentiment on the inside. Great paper piecing.
Eveline

Steph said...

What a beautiful card- I love the inside especially!

Cathy said...

What a fab card Ann. I love that image, it brought a huge smile to my face. Great colours and papers and that big bow is scrummy.
Hugs
Cathy xx

Helena said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous. I love the way you've done the inside and the enveope, too :) So professional! I'm still a learner...

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

Your cards are just too beautiful for words!

You have a great eye for detail and such a creative mind.

Great works of heart and art!

I am so impressed!!!!


Cheers & Smiles From Canada,

Dorothy

P.S. You live in a beautiful place. One of my Favs.

Karita said...

WOW Ann! Such a beautiful but also very funny card! Love it :)

Have a great weekend :)

Hugs,
-Karita-

Debbie said...

Ann
What a stunning card I lurve that image how fun and so like my mother .. oppps did I say that lol!!

Lovely lovely card.

Debbie
x

Enfys said...

This is fantastic, just found your blog whilst hopping around, and I love your work.
hugs
Enfys

Jean Peters said...

This is just stunning. Love it

~Christina~ said...

LOVE the sentiment ;) Great job :)

Lulu said...

THis is just awesome! SOOooo funny, and beautiful at the same time.... All your layering is stunning! :)

Jilli said...

This is gorgeous! I've got some Golden Oldies stamps in my stash and i just love those, they're very similiar to the one you've used. I love the inside of the card too, its as stunning as the outside. Fab matching envelope too. I struggle making 6x6 envelopes so would love the measurements for that when/if you have time. I've got an enveloper, not the pro type! Jillix

tomiannie said...

So cute! Congrats on the Fab 5!

Katie said...

Wow! This is gorgeous. So detailed and funny too :) Congrats on being in the fab 5!

Katie

Amy said...

Great card...I love all the layering. Congrats on being in the fab 5 at 2s4y!!

Scrap 4 Life said...

This card is just too cute!!!! Congrats on making Fab 5 at 2S4Y!!!

~amy~ said...

Okay, this is super magnificent..congrats on the fab 5..you certainly deserve it!!!

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning. You are seriously talented ... the best creative card work in blog land is right here. I just love the characterful old Agnes. Hugs from Desire

Bev said...

|'m speechless again Ann, another total stunner! x

Ila said...

This card is Amazing and So Fun!! the coloring and dimension is Fabulous!!

itsabrt said...

Are you serious, these are amazing! BR-T