Sunday, 27 December 2009

The Stamp Man Award Event

As part of the Stamp Man's Blog Candy and Award Event (see details on previous post), you are asked to pick your best (or favourite ) project for the year and leave a comment on the blog post so that they can come and look at your work. As Jill says, a great way of starting another blog hop and seeing other crafters' artwork. I've just finished their blog hop and it was really fantastic to see all the different blogs with completely different styles-very inspirational.
I've chosen the above card as it features a background paper made using watercolour crayons that was actually my first technique posted on here. I chose it because it is a technique that I use time and again as I love a shabby chic look. It's really easy to do and is ideal for making decorative papers for cards, scrapbooking and embellishments.
If you'd like to see how to make it, click on the watercolour crayon technique sidebar label to see more examples and a short tutorial.
Fliss xx


Sally H said...

Stunning card, Fliss! I love the colours and that paper you made is beautiful! Gorgeous!

PatR said...

Fabulous Fliss, love the papers you've created.
Pat xx

The Stamp Man said...

Beautiful card Fliss! The technique is very effective, it's so rewarding to make your own background papers, starting with a blank piece of paper and making it into a card as stunning as this is something to be proud of.

Thanks for taking part in the blog hop and awards today

Jill x

Liz said...

Brill Fliss Did you have a goos time Nice we are near over
Liz xx arra best at the bells!!!

Michelle said...

Hi Fliss
a great card and a fantastic technique, just about to go and check it out so thanks for the link and thanks for joining us on the hop.
x michelle

Cheryl said...

oh fliss hun this is just amazing such wonderful image and super detail as we all come to ezpect from you hope you had a great xmas hun and hope you have a wonderful 2010 hugs cheryl xxxx

Sarah Anderson said...

Fliss this is GORGEOUS!! Love the colours, and the background paper is stunning. I went straight over to your post re using your neocolours. I bought my daughter some last Christmas and borrowed them off her recently but hadn't really got anywhere with them. I'm sure I will now! Wow, who would guess that those scribbles would turn into such wonderful background paper. Thanks soooooooo much for sharing...and so glad you joined in the award and blog hop :)

Cheryl said...

fliss hun can you tell me if you can use guiliding flakes in the melting pot and how you can use them would be really grateful of any kind of links or any info you have on this please hun thanks for the one about friendly plastic as i have some of that,do you know what setting it is I have to put the pot onto hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Artyjen said...

Fabulous...glad you shared this one with us.

Zoechaos said...

Have not tried this technique but the effect is beautiful no wonder you are so pleased with it. Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fliss, this is a gorgeous card and a great background technique. Have a happy new year!
Alison xx


Hi Fliss - love the image and the colours on this card, and thanks for sharing the background tutorial.
I have just received my Feb. issue of Craft Stamper Mag. and guess who is featured on page 68 - yes Fliss, it's you!!!!! What a fabulous project and many congratulations on your well-deserved crafting stardom.
Have a very Happy New Year - love and hugs, Sylvia xxxxxxx

brenda said...

Hi Fliss

How did I miss the beautiful card yesterday, I really don;t trust Mr Blogger as it didnlt come up on my reader.

It's a stamp I have and love and your use of it is wonderful.

Happt New Year.

B x

Christine (Craftling) said...

Just love that card, Fliss, and that is my favourite ever stamp, I think. I don't have it, sadly, but I know a lady who does! (Ohh, Brennndddaaa!!) lol And she lets me have images from it. Otherwise, I just don't know what I'd do!!

Anyway, your rendition above is a stunner. Beautiful colours.

Chris xx

Deborah said...

Gorgeous card, Fliss. And congrats on being published in Craft Stamper. I recognised the stamps first, thought they looked familiar - and then saw your pic. Happy New Year1

Christine said...

Gorgeous card Fliss, I love your background, I will be having a look at your instructions as 'how to'
Thanks for joining in the blog hop and awards.
Christine xx

Leah the Orange said...

absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Fliss! the colours, the blending, everything! love it.

i am off to check out this technique with the watercolour crayons!

Debbie Dolphin said...

Just sooo beautiful xx
debbie xxx

Pauline said...

Hi Fliss: thanks so much for visiting and leaving your ocmments at my blog! I haven't look at your blog thoroughly YET, but I adore this creation, simply stunning. Green is my favourite colour, and this is just divine!
Hugs from Australia!