Monday 10 February 2014

Say "Hi" to Dave and Flo

The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week is "We Love Stamps!". This is an excuse for you to dig out your absolute favourite stamps and create something and enter it into the challenge to be in the running for a $50 shopping voucher at Simon Says Stamp!

As those of you who have found your way here from the Challenge Blog may already know, these two are my favourite large face stamps.  I have to limit how many times I use them because I'd hate to get bored with them!

One thing was clear when I started making these note cards, I wanted to showcase the lovely Market Square Emporium papers.  I love the vintage style colour pallete that they use and the shop signs are just so cool!  For the male card, I used a panel of the striped design overlaid with a ripped section from the reverse side.  I cut out the Cafe sign from another sheet and fixed it in place.  To give a better focus on the wording I applied my Archival Black ink pad directly to the edges of the paper to give a shadow effect.  The face was stamped separately, coloured, cut out and fixed in place before adding a shadow with Promarker.

The female card was created in a similar way, except that as her face was a little smaller I applied the torn strip to the bottom of her neck so that her head didn't appear to be floating in mid air!  I used a Festive Berries distress ink pad applied with an ink blending tool to add a little colour to her cheeks.  I'm loving the colours of these papers, keep an eye out for them, you'll be seeing them here again! :)

Supplies I used included:

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)


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Suzanne C said...

Flo and Dave are always in good hands when you create with them! We never tire of seeing how you create with them!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love these two beautiful images and the pretty colors on your project, Dan. :)

Emma Williams said...

I absolutely love Dave and Flo and as always, your artwork is just fantastic Dan!! :)

Stephanie said...

Fun note cards, Dan! I love this patterned paper too!

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barbarayaya62 said...

Great work as always Dan! I do not have these stamps in my collection, but I love them very much! Barbarayaya

Anna-Karin said...

Wonderful cards Dan. You do such great job with these face stamps.

Nancy said...

I can see why you love these stamps Dan...they are beauty's...they are simple but pack a big punch with how you addd the paper and sentiments...not to mention I love that you added a shadow to the sides of the faces..brilliant...awesome job...

Nancy T.

Words and Pictures said...

They are just fabulous stamps... I'm already deeply in love with the woman, and she bobs up all the time over at mine - and you're converting me to the David too! Fantastic cards!
Alison x

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