Sunday, December 11, 2016

ESAD Sneak Peek Blog Hop

Welcome to the ESAD Sneak Peek Blog Hop for the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues that will be available from 4 January.

I chose to get my three faviourite products from the catalogue in my pre-order Beautiful You stamp set, Falling in Love DSP and the gorgeous Watercolour Pencils.  I have incorporated all three in my cards today.  The Beautiful You stamp set has three lovely ladies, which I have named Dancing Lady, Umbrella Lady and Stylish Lady. 

The first card uses Dancing Lady but I have added the umbrella from one of the other images.  I did so by stamping it onto Floral Boutique DSP and then just cutting out the umbrella, adding a handle simply by drawing a straight line to her hand.

I love using the watercolour pencils to colour, here I have used them simply as pencils, using a range of pressures and layers to build up colour and add depth to the image.

As you can see in this close-up  I have added some colouring to the umbrella using the lovely watercolour pencils.

My second card uses the Stylish Lady and this was one of those cards that I imagined in my head but took a bit to get down on paper just how I wanted it. I am not sure it is 100% right yet, but I am pretty happy that I have achieved the effect I was aiming for.

On this front panel I stamped the lady onto acetate then flipped it over so that it was in reverse, I have cut an oval out of the front of the card to create a window to the inside.

 Here is the inside of the card on which you can see I have added the "mirror" using silver foil paper.  I wanted the recipeient to see the two beautiful ladies on the front, then open the card and effectively see herself in the mirror as she read the sentiment.


Time to hop on over to Josie's blog to see what she has been inspired to create in her sneak peek.


Happy Stamping
Monique

27 comments:

  1. Wow Monique - these are stunning! I can't wait for my ladies to arrive and try out some of the techniques you've shown. Kelly x

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  2. Love these Monique, thank you for sharing x

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  3. this is just divine thanks for sharing - I can't wait to get my set.

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  4. What fantastic and clever ideas Monique!

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  5. Super cute, love the mirror card. This is one stamp set I wouldn't have thought you would choose.

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  6. What super cute ways to use this set. Love them!

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  7. So clever Monique. I wasn't sold on this set but I really love how you have showcased the set. The mirror is a stroke of genius!

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  8. Hi Moni , what lovely cards and so clever !

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  9. Love these cards Moni. Beautiful You is my favourite set from the catty and loving the watercolour pencils.

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  10. Beautiful work as always Mon. Thanks so much for participating in the blog hop

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  11. Moni these are just stunning. Thinking this may need to go on my wish list.

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous Moni. Love the way you added the umbrella and the mirror image is fantastic. Simply stunning.

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  13. great cards Monique .. how good are those watercolour pencils?

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  14. I love these ladies and you have done a great job on them. Great idea for the mirror.

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  15. Your cards are slowly making me more incline to buy this set... I really love the sayings in this set!

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  16. So creative with the mirror effect. Great job! Thanks for sharing!!

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  17. Such lovely cards, and some clever little ideas to try! Thank you~
    Bek -bcreativewithberyl

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  18. Wow so creative and love the effect - thank you for showing us.

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  19. Wowie Monique love what you have done with this set I think I need it now x

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  20. I love the idea and the execution of your mirror card - just stunning!

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  21. Wow! Your cards and techniques are amazing!

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  22. Loved the lady in the mirror card! Wondered how you so creatively colored her dress?

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