Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Gorgeous Cooktown Orchids and great prices for USA readers

Once again I pulled out one of my favourite stamps, This is the Cooktown Orchid stamp. However this time I've teamed it with the small single Orchid. These stamps are made by a wonderful Australia company called Amazing Creations. Their stamps can be found here .
The flowers were first stamped in black brilliance ink and then I have coloured the image in shades of violet with a touch of yellow as a contrasting colour. The whole image is shadowed in a light shade of blue to give a bit more depth . The single orchid was stamped in a plum coloured ink to match the cardstock.
My colouring medium of choice is Prismacolor pencils.
The cards stock I used was SU whisper white and the coloured cardstock is all Bazzill.
To see more cards with this image look here
All stamps from Amazing Creations. Checkout their website for this great deal, tell them Michelle sent you
(for example a $20.00AUD stamp is approximately $12.50 USD plus postage and handling. Please note the exchange rate is volatile at the moment and this is for example purposes only - results also vary based on your bank)
Michelle's Hint #3 (for those who like to colour)
Always buy good quality colouring Supplies
I see so many people spend an absolute fortune on stamps only to buy cheap colouring materials like children's textas and pencils. Although great for kids they really are not designed to do great artwork on cards and cheapen your finished product.
It doesn't matter which colouring medium you prefer whether it be watercolour pencils, markers, chalks/ pastels etc. Always chose a good quality brand. They are more than likely going to last you for years and years. There fore in the end, good value for money.
My tombow markers are now 8 years old and still going strong.

Until Next Time
inking of you all