Sunday, 20 January 2013

Hello!

Hello everyone!
Welcome to my first-ever blog.  I hope to share my handmade cards with you (and anything else crafty that appeals to me and hopefully you too!).

Well, this weekend has been great for card-making - lots of snow here in Kent today, so it's been easy to stay snug indoors and do crafty things!

I've recently bought some fabulous stamps from Designsbyryn.com.  Ryn designs deep-etched rubber stamps that can be used on card, fabric, clay or metals.  Three of Ryn's stamps arrived all the way from Canada on Saturday morning (yippee!) and I got stuck in right away.
Here is a card I made using her gorgeous hummingbird stamp...



Card recipe:
Hummingbird 2 from Designs by Ryn
Lily stamp from Stampendous
Sentiment from Clarity stamps.

The background was made by spraying card with Dylusion spray inks; lemon zest and squeezed orange, and then a circular dotty design stamped over the top.  I used London blue and cut grass dylusion inks to colour the beautiful bird.  I don't usually go for the bright colours, but Ryn's stamps really suit vibrant colours, and I've really enjoyed getting mucky with the spray inks!  Hope you like it!

Thank you for visiting my very new blog, I hope to post some more cards soon.  Have a great day!


4 comments:

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Wendy, Wow! That was a quick set up! Congratulations on your very first blog post!!! You did a marvelous job :) Thanks for mentioning where you got the stamps. Looking forward to seeing what else you post.

Candace said...

Wendy congrats on your blog! I love your card. I have this stamp but find it difficult to use because it is so big!
Y ou have inspired me to give it one more try.

Christine Dowman said...

Hi Wendy, Amazing card once again! This blog is great once I can get on it ha ha. Look fwd to seeing lots more of your work on here. xxx

Wendy said...

Thank you ladies for your lovely comments, and for visiting me! x