Friday, 14 May 2010

Even Silence Speaks

My Jo Capper - Sandon designed stamps from Happy Daze arrived this afternoon!  They are the very first Stampotique stamps I have bought - and I am so thrilled that I did.

I would love to have bought the whole set - well who wouldn't huh?  But the ones I don't have will have to wait for a month or two.

I bought the quote as it is very special to me, as I am sure it will be for  many others.  It speaks volumes and can be used for many occasions.
So is Jo's other quote - that's on my 'wish list'

Please don't compare this with Jo's - there is no comparison (I can only dream!)

The colours are more vibrant in real life.  I painted with inks directly onto the card,  which gives the effect of layers of grass, rather than a solid block of greens.  The sky was done the same way.   I forgot to do the sun - doh - never mind, I am sure that I will be using these stamps a lot.

I would love to have made mine as professional looking as Jo's - with layers of card matting etc - but I am no way near that standard, nor have the selection of stash to do it justice.

For now, I am just so happy to be the beautiful young girl, daydreaming in a meadow, surrounded by daisies, with a beautiful honey bee collecting pollen.

Thank you Jo for the inspriration you have given me with these stamps - even if I did 'copy' in part your layout!

And thank you to Moira of Happy Daze for sending out the stamps, carefully packaged.

More creations will follow next week.  We have family staying this weekend.


Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Ohhhhhh Lottie, it makes me go all glassy eyed to read that. You've created such a gorgeous card. When I decided on using that quote I had hoped it would mean something to a wide audience of people including those that enjoy their gardens and a bit of time to them selves :0).
Thankyou SO MUCH for such wonderful support. I hope you get time to enjoy the stamps over the summer I really look forward to seeing what you create.

Moira said...

Oh Lottie yea, how wonderful so glad they got to you so quick you were possibly the first person to get them and certainly blog em! You have made a gorgeous card and I'm delighted you are enjoying them, they are going to give you lots of fun

Claireabelle said...

I love this Lottie!!! Gorgeous

Createology said...

New stamps are so inspiring and you have done a wonderful job on this card. Happy stamping...

sam21ski said...

Fantastic piece of art work Lottie. Jo's new stamps are fab aren't they, haven't got any myself - YET!!!! But I saw the launch of them and can't wait to get my hands on some too - have fun with them xxxxx

joanne wardle said...

wow, well I think your card is gorgeous, as is your shroom card. Aren't these stamps just the best!!
well done on being the first to blog them. hope to see lots more of your work with them

LazyKay said...

Gorgeous - she looks so pensive.