Sunday, 1 November 2015

FTHS stamp of the month October

Today I managed to do a little colouring and create a card with this month's stamp of the month by From the Heart Stamps, called Cornucopia.

After printing the image onto Neenah Solar white cardstock, I coloured the image using Spectrum Noir alcohol markers and used SN coloured pencils to add more shading to the aubergine and grapes. I created the background by colouring with my alcohol markers and then dabbing blender solution using a rag, a technique I picked up from Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker.

I die cut the panel using a stitched rectangle die (Simon Says Stamp) and stamped the sentiment from a Birthday sentiment set by Stampendous! using Archival black ink and my MISTI, which arrived 2 days ago, just in time for my birthday (which was yesterday). My husband was so relieved that it arrived in time lol.

I layered my panel onto a piece of orange PP from my stash, after giving the edges a bit more definition using Dried Marigold distress ink (Ranger). The panels were adhered to a top folding A2 card created from Rustic cream cardstock by Papertrey Ink. To finish things off, I went around the edges with my blending tool that still had some Dried Marigold on it, and I added Glossy Accents to the aubergine and the apples.

Challenges I'm entering:
FTHS - Digital stamp of the month October
Seize the Birthday - Anything birthday
Craft Your Passion - 285 Always Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Take your pick (Colour: Halloween hues)
Kathy Racoosin's 30 day colouring challenge


  1. Beautiful colouring. Love this card

  2. Great coloring you did. Lovely card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    Hope we see you again and good luck.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  3. Wow, the blue background looks great and fits great with the Cornucopia. I also like the CAS layout.

    Thanks for joining our FREE Stamp of the Month Ocotber Challenge @ From the Heart Stamps !

  4. I really love the colors in this gorgeous creation. Happy belated birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day.

  5. What a beautiful cornucopia image and colored wonderfully too! this makes such a perfect fall birthday card! thank you fro sharing this with us at Seize the Birthday!

  6. I love your coloring. Great card! and happy belated birthday!! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week. Good luck!!!

  7. What a fabulous horn of plenty, Marianne ... so beautifully coloured ... and what a wonderful background! Hope you had a happy birthday ... enjoy your MISTI! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday! Anita - Surprise Party Guest :)

  8. Great card, I like how you have left the image as the focal point and you have coloured it beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Seize The Birthday :)

  9. Wow, this is stunning. I love the background you've colored and the stitched dies give such a great look. Thanks so much for playing along with us at FTHS!

  10. I love your angled-panel cornucopia design, Marianne! Your coloring is sensational! I hope things are going smoothly there for your Mister and that your shoulder is finally much better!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Great colours and colouring! Wonderful card. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

  12. Stunning card, beautifully coloured, Liz x