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ARTS, BELLYDANCING, CRAFTS
BELLYDANCING, ARTS, CRAFTS
CRAFTS, BELLYDANCING, ARTS

whichever order I put them in, these are my passion!

... all from my little home studio in Durban, on the east coast of sunny South Africa!

"I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn't weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird." -- Paul McCartney









Saturday, May 19, 2012

NICKIE'S BIRDIE - INKY IMPRESSIONS

Hi there! I'm back to let you know that  I have the honor of being a Guest Designer at Inky Impressions for May and June.
Below is a card that I made with the Inky Impressions rubber stamp called 'Nickie's Birdie' available in the Inky Impressions Store that I coloured using alcohol markers and a white gel pen for highlights. The sentiment was printed onto white cardstock and cut using a die.  The shading on the diecut was achieved by 'chalking' with eye shadow powders before the cardstock was removed from the die (have you ever tried that?)  The DP is from a 6x6 pad "The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady" that came as a free gift with a papercrafting magazine.  I added a spray of flowers, sewn onto the DP using the same invisible thread as I used to bead the belly dancer's costumes (I told you I was a confused crafter!)
Living in Durban, I don't have many craft stores that I can wander through and choose my stamps, and so being able to 'amble' through the Inky Impressions store was an absolute delight ... there are so many stamps that I think I NEED to have.  A visit here is recommended!!!

The Inky Impressions Challenge Blog is also a great place to visit;  the challenges are fun, the prizes fabulous, and the Design Team samples are great inspiration for any papercrafter!  The current challenge calls for you to add lace or trim ... how easy is that!


INKY SIZZLING SUMMER NEW RELEASE BLOG HOP 
I have a date for you to add to your diary before you go .. 25 MAY 2012 ... come and join the hop with us!

luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Durban

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful creation once again Jen. Just don't know where you find the time for all these beautiful creations and still drawing up such stunning images for DS4J shop.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    DS4J DT Member
    Doing Life

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  2. What an adoreable project! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

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  3. Fabulous colouring honey!! This is truly awesome!!
    Great shading of those legs - smiles..
    Hugs,
    Karen.xx

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  4. Oh so super cute. I really love the detail

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  5. Gorgeous colours and lovely stamp beautifully coloured. Would love this stamp but postage too expensive to the UK.
    Thanks for sharing with us at CMM's this week and hope you will join us again.
    Best wishes, Sharon

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  6. Fabulous card Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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  7. Wonderful card.Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Die Cuts Challenge.

    Hugs sarah x

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