Bella Bleu Card

The Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper is another which I just adore but have hardly used, so again, I thought it was time I used some instead of admiring it 🙂  I tried to make a card in a vintage style, since I think this paper lends itself particularly well to vintage, and also because I don’t do a lot in this style.  I’m not really sure if I succeeded, but I like the end result anyway.  Hope you do, too.

Sorry this is such a short post, but it has been a busy day (again), but I will be back soon with more cards.


Stamp Sets: Baroque Motifs, Pocket Silhouettes.

Cardstock: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Bella Bleu DSP.

Inks: Not Quite Navy

Accessories: Scallop Square Punch, Sponge Dauber, Vintage Brads, Kraft Tafetta Ribbon.

Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990 – 2009 Stampin’ Up!

Some Watercolouring

Yet another new stamp set…… and yep, it was another one I just had to have 🙂 !  Watercolouring is one of my favourite past-times and this set is all about watercolouring.

I decided to do something completely different with this card, instead of using one of the patterned papers for the background paper, I have made my own using stamps and sponging to create a soft and pretty background, perfect for this cute little girl!

I am holding a class this Thursday evening where we will be doing some watercolouring using this stamp set, so if you wish to come along please email me asap.

Stamp Sets: A Kind Word, Eastern Influences, Pocket Silhouettes.

Cardstock: Watercolour Paper, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss.

Inks: Black Stazon, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss, Creamy Caramel, Lavender Lace, Brocade Blue, Blush Blossom, Regal Rose.

Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Large Oval Punch, Small circle punch, 6.35mm Pretty in Pink Grosgrain Ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Blender Pen, Aqua Brush.

Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990 – 2009 Stampin’ Up!

Garden Whimsy Scrap Page

The more I use the Garden Whimsy stamp set, the more I like it. Here, I have used it in combination with one of the new sets called Pocket Silhouettes, and also some of the beautiful new designer series papers.  In case you hadn’t noticed, I am really loving faux stitching at the moment, so you will find it on a lot of my cards and scrap pages, including this one 🙂  And if you would like to learn this easy but effective technique, just contact me about my upcoming classes.

Stamp Sets: Garden Whimsy, Pocket Silhouettes.

Cardstock: Old Olive Textured, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Raspberry Tart Designer Series Papers.

Inks: Rose Red, Cameo Coral, Old Olive.

Accessories: Markers, Paper piercing tool and Mat, White Gel Pen, Paper Snips, Bashful Blue 2.5cm Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, White ribbon from Dress Up Ribbon Originals.

Artwork copyright Chris Parker-Barnes

Images copyright 1990-2009 Stampin’ Up!