14 September 2009

Kadoodle Church




Hi everyone, hope you had a good weekend. I have a card today that I showed at the Craft Barn Extravaganza using my new Kadoodle Church stamp and also my Kadoodle swirly stamp available now in the shop and soon online. For this card I've used the Church to make a wedding card, I also made another where I've used the same stamp for a Christmas card and I'll post that one later on. The church stamp is water coloured with distress inks with a bit of stickles added for some sparkle. I stamped the background paper with the swirly stamp from one of the sets of images in versamark ink and then applied some gold perfect pearls powder. The card blank is cut from gold pearlescent card and the layers applied with some dimension tape. I added some flowers, distressed the paper edges and finished off with a cream bow and a doodlebug rub on.

I had a great time at the weekend at the Craft Barn extravaganza, it was lovely to meet everyone and chat and I know that some of you are readers of my blog, so a big hello and thank you for spending some of your time with me. Debby (debby 4000) and Julie (julie's inkspot) it was a great pleasure to meet for the first time and it was lovely to see my DU DT friend Kim (Simplyfairies) again. I also met Fiona who might have a blog very soon and who I've been in touch with by email, it was great to see you all.

As you can see from the photo above we had a laugh at the end after clearing up, my lovely friend Sandra and the gorgeous Paula Pascal who is so sweet and funny and who make the events very special. Stamping Caz was also demonstrating and it was the first I'd met her, a lovely lady who very kindly took this photo of us. I got to see Isabelle Norris very briefly who came over from Canada for the event so that was lovely. I did get a very special photo of Paula but have been banned from blogging it :) and also a good one of Leandra from Paper Artsy but I forgot to ask her if I could blog it so I haven't. Hello to you all girls, thanks for making the weekend a very good one. Thanks also to Sandy and the team at the CB for an enjoyable time and sweets to eat too! OK, enough :) . TFL. Chris x


22 comments:

IsaNorris said...

It was lovely to see you this weekend (although briefly), and your cards were beautiful too !
isax

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

what a gorgeous card. reminds me of YALE college. just beautiful!

and it's always great to meet people you just know thru emails & blogs. i've met a few and wow! i cannot describe it.

can't wait to see the xmas card!

hugs,

June Houck said...

Oh, Chris, this is so beautiful. Love this one and the previous post so much :)

Crissy Armstrong said...

Hi Chris! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. I just had to pop in to see you here!
Wow, your church illustration is over-the-top great! I love how you did the roof and stone walls. You have the perfect balance of detail and simplicity. Love how you did the big trees next to it too. I was so taken in by the picture, I forgot to look at the rest of the card! I actually had to scroll back to it to digest the rest of it! Now that's a sign of good art, I'd say!!! You could frame this one for sure! I love teh gold and white embellishments. Perfectly understated elegance!

Wendy said...

Absolutely stunning
Wendy x

Donna said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend Chris and met some lovely people :) your card is amazing such a beautiful stamp and perfectly coloured, such a perfect card for the occasion :) Donna x

Juls said...

wow!! what a stunning card!! I love your images they are amazing!! you are just so talented!!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my Chris this is just fabulous!
Love your gorgeous image and beautiful colouring!
Such a wonderful design love it!
So sorry I couldn't get to say hello MIL broke her hip so have been backwards and forwards to hospital!
hugs
kim x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

amazing! Chrissie says it all! your detail is wonderful. you are a truly talented artist! Such a beautiful wedding card! Soubds like a fab day on Sat!!
Hugs Judy xx

Anesha said...

Beautiful card, love the colouring. Sounds like it was a wonderful event. Have a lovely day. Anesha

cats whiskers said...

Gad you had a good weekend wish I could have come, never mind we may meet some day
I love this card dear what a beautiful image
Hugs Jacqui x

debby4000 said...

It was a pleasure to meet you and seeing all your fab creations in RL.
luv
Debby

Tara said...

Your card is just amazing Chris and that church image is stunning! You really do have amazing patience to colour such an intricate design and the results are superb! Lovely to see your piccies (waving at the screen) and so glad you had a fun packed weekend ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh Chris your card is stunning, such a beautiful church stamp, beautifully coloured, well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxxx

Beth Norman said...

Oh my, what a stunning job. I love that technique you use and it goes perfectly with this image.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Gorgeous! Your coloring is simply fabulous!!

Fiona said...

Was great to see you and your fab new stamps Chris. Gotta get that blog going, now you have mentioned it!
Fiona xx

Sharon said...

Oh I'm such a muppet - I was all set to visit the Craft Barn this weekend - DOH! Fabulous card Chris and it sounds like the weekend went really well.

Kathy said...

Chris this is the prettiest wedding card ever!! I just love this!! The image is stunning and need I mention the coloring???? Holy cats I just can't get enough of it!! AND loved your idea of you teaching me to color and I just need to get you to go biking me with!! Sounds fabulous!!! I am ok with this idea!! LOL Wish it could happen!!
Hope your week is going great!
:)Kathy

Marimer said...

Es precioso este stamp y la manera tan artĂ­sitca que tienes de colorearlo, es una pasada, me encanta. Saludos.

Julie said...

It was lovely to meet you too Chris and to some of your fab creations in the flesh.

Paula Pascual said...

It was lovely to see you and demonstrate alongside you, as always!
Love the trio photo, I do appreciate notposting the other one! Hope to see you soon
xxx