Saturday, June 19, 2010

Wash Day's, but no blues here....

I have a very quick post today. I recently received two stamps which I had ordered through a friend in Sweden. I am happy to say that I'm now the proud owner of two hAnglar images. Relax Flicka (whom I haven't inked yet) and this darling image I will call Wash Day as I can't pronounce her Swedish name.

I had stitched up the embroidered panel more than a week ago, but got very busy trying to complete some DT projects. Well yesterday, I began to look at that stitched panel and wondered if Wash Day would fit in it! Voila! It fit perfectly.

The stitching is done on Bazzill textured paper that it not quite so great for stamping. So my images wasn't as clear as it should have been, but it colored up very well.

So here is my card...

I used so many Copics on this one and kept putting them away when I was finished, so I can't share with you the colors I used. For the bubbles in the wash tub I used my new Crystal Stickles. They made wonderful dimensional bubbles....

On the inside of the card I went in a completely different direction. I used my MS Punch applied to both sides leaving a thin strip in the center. I was wanting to use some of my new flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. I placed them along the trellis and then added some little pearls at each end. The butterflies are from Marie Klip and I added tiny pearls to each of them. The bow was made on my Bow Easy using Silk Ribbon. Lastly I added a tow of pearls to the top portion of the lattice.

Here's what it looks like...

I finished on the notation panel with just the trellis punch on white. Just simple and plain...


  1. I love this Barb, the coloring is perfect, and wow that stitching you doing on your cards is to die for. Love how you kept the outside of the card simple and decorated the inside, positively beautiful. I must add i am a little envious of you having a friend who can get you these stamps, i'm so techno challenged i wouldnt know how to go on ebay to get them.
    Stunning card LOVE IT!

  2. Beautiful Barb, coloured up well is an understatement, a true masterpiece. The image is adorable, the colours are wonderful and the stitching panel perfect. The inside of your card is gorgeous and I love the little butterfly. Have a great weekend hugs Jodie from Oz

  3. Just beautiful Barb! Your stitching is amazing and the way you colored this little darling is perfect!


  4. What a lovely image and lovely coloring! I love the beautiful stitch work around your card also! Well done! hugs, Angela

  5. Oh! OH! OH! She is one of my favorite images and I covet this card. Beautiful work Barb - lovely card!

  6. Hi Barb - love the title you gave your post!
    : ) Beautiful card...lovely coloring!
    Pam Going Postal

  7. Barb....another stunning creation!! I love these little stamps...where can I buy them? Adorable! And, of course, your coloring is exquisite...and your DPs & design - especially the lovely decorations inside the card...are pefrect!! Pat Frank

  8. Hi Barbara,
    LOVE your beautiful card!! So lucky that you got the H&S image!!! Your stitching and colouring are excellent. Love all the design on the inside too :o)
    Hugs, Candy

  9. Beautiful work Barb! Love the image and your colouring is perfect! The inside is awesome too!


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