I'm glad to see that the UK mail is starting to get back to normal, as this morning I received my first 5 sets of DT stamps from Your Next Stamp! I'm getting a bit worried that my new Sugar Nellie stamps (that were dispatched over a week ago) haven't arrived yet....
Anyhow, with 5 (count 'em!) new stamp sets to play with, I set straight to work and inked up this little beauty, which is called 'Frog Princess' and is from the 'Fairy Tale Princess' line of stamps at Your Next Stamp. 'Frog Princess' is a set of 4 stamps: this beautiful princess about to kiss a frog, a larger individual frog, some flowers in grass, and a 4-flowers border stamp. I intend to use the other 3 stamps for the inside of this card, but I haven't started it yet!
I have had this gorgeous 12x12 double-sided and glittered Imaginisce paper for ages now, and of course, it is perfect for this stamp set! I followed this week's brand new sketch #68 at Sketch Saturday, as I felt it fitted perfectly with what I wanted to do!
I coloured the little frog princess using my very limited stash of promarkers. [She had to have a blue dress, as I don't have any pink or suitable green promarkers, LOL!] I used some gold glitter glue to highlight her crown and gold detail of her dress. Plus I put some tiny self-adhesive gems on her crown for extra bling!
I used my Cuttlebug and flourish die to cut out 2 swirls and then altered them a bit to make one large swirl, and I coloured the larger blue flower and the blue pearls with my blue promarkers. Finally, some blue gingham ribbon and some faux-stitching to finish it off!
Your Next Stamp has TONNES of exciting things going on now and in the next month. I've put all the info in my sidebar, so be sure to check it out. There are loads of ways you can be entered into draws to win free stamps - follow the YNS blog, join the YNS fan club at yahoo, a mini guessing game at the YNS blog - plus we'll be having a blog hop on 23rd September, where you can also enter to win a fantastic prize, and our fortnightly (bi-weekly) YNS challenge blog is up and running and we'll be ready to start challenges in October! Ooh, and don't forget, there is still time to place your orders and take advantage of the FREE SHIPPING at the YNS store. Just enter SS1 at the checkout - ends tonight!!
Thanks, as ever, for popping by! I'd love to know what you think....?
Hugs, Sem xx
STAMP: Your Yext Stamp 'Frog Princess'
COLOURING MEDIA: Letraset Promarkers - Gold, Pastel Blue, Sky Blue, Sandstone, Cocoa, Blush, Pastel Pink
PAPER: Imaginisce 12x12 double-sided paper 'Fairest of them all/Be back by Midnight' (000918)
CARD: Core'dinations Amaryllis (BR010) and Bluebell (BB010)
EMBELLISHMENTS: Blue/white gingham ribbon, Prima flowers, White/pink/blue 4mm pearls, Pink/blue self-adhesive gems, blue glittery brad, gold glitter glue, Inkssentials white opaque pen
TOOLS: Scissors, Paper trimmer, X-Cut corner punch, PVA glue, 3D foam pads, Cuttlebug, QuicKutz Rev-0024 die