Friday, 15 February 2019

A Carabelle Play Day

Good morning and happy Friday. Earlier in the week I had a play day, just for fun, except for the tidying up, and this is what I made. 

I'd watched Leonie on Hochanda using an A4 stamp, so decided that it was time to ink mine up.

Never before been inked, but I'll show you an after picture later!

I started by making a background with Deco Art Premium Acrylics, and some Carabelle (Kate Crane) stamping plates.

I put too much paint on this one but I did like it and will use parts of it.
I have lots of different brands of stamps, and they are all kept in their own storage boxes, so I decided to stick with Carabelle for my stamping. These are all going somewhere in the background.

Along with these, and many more that got chosen as I went along.

This is why I never throw the scraps away! 

I thought I had lots more photos, but THIS is what I used, and this is only my work table, you should see the other two! There's lots of stencilling with Kate's stencils, and Viva Decor and Izink texture pastes which I really like, and for the eagle eyed amongst you, yes, this is what happened to my huge stamp...

I admit it, my name's Sue, and I'm addicted to my stamping platform! Yup I looked at my stamp and there was a place where I could cut through  - I promise no butterflies were harmed, and both pieces can now go on my TH platform separately.

There's lots of texture and crackle going on that you can't really see here.

 I also got a bit carried away with the stitching!

We're still a little bit in between indoor and outdoor photographs here, but I do like it, and it fills an A4 page. I really enjoyed my play day (or 2 or 3) and it was good to finally ink some stamps.
I'm entering my page into the Stamping Sensations All Things Bright and Beautiful challenge.
Have a happy weekend, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. Absolutely gorgeous, wow! Hope you enjoyed clearing up, too! Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

  2. This is gorgeous, Sue - stunning, in fact. I love your mix of colours and the images are just wonderful, but I do love Carabelle Studios :-) I hate the cleaning up when I've been super creative, too … in fact, I'm going back to my mess in a minute :-(
    Cath x

  3. It is amazing Sue, I love to see you using your scraps, and your table filled with materials - looking a bit like mine, lol-
    Your stamped butterflies are so beautiful, and create a wonderful swarm !! Dorthe xxo

  4. What a great post - I adore the piece you created.
    Beautiful butterflies, colours and fab details.
    The highlight of my week is normally the 'Let Leonie loose' shows.
    Your table is certainly full - can see you had lots of fun - would love to have seen what your other tables were like haha
    Have a great weekend.
    Gill x

  5. What a fabulous page from your play session so much colour and interest. I have all my stamps in boxes by brand I’m keeping the really useful box company going single handily 🤣
    Amanda x

  6. That was definitely a great play day, your finished page is absolutely gorgeous Sue! I love the colours and those butterflies are so beautiful, I really love them! Hope you have a good weekend. Hugs, Anne xx

  7. This really is stunning Sue, what a display of fabulous stamps and pops of colour. That butterfly is perfect for those left overs.
    I don't seem to have any time for watching TV at the moment and forget to look and record anything of interest, i'm sad I missed out on that show, may have to try and watch on rewind over the weekend.. need some crafting time!!
    Have a fab weekend Sue Big Hugs Tracey xx

  8. I love that you cut the stamp up so that it will fit the stamping platform - great idea! Butterflies are always such a beautiful thing to play with. Great page Sue x

  9. What a great play day :)
    Lovely seeing your creations.

    All the best Jan

  10. I love anything with butterflies on Sue and I've got them here in abundance. There's so much of interest here and I love your colourful background too. Thank you for joining us in our 'All Things Bright And BEAUtiful' challenge at Stamping Sensations and good luck. Sandra x

  11. Your journal page is bursting with colour and interest and perfect for our 'All things Bright and BEAUtiful' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge, thanks so much for joining us again.

    B x


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