Sunday, 25 November 2007

Gothic Arch - Friends (& New Stamps!)

I am only just going to make the deadline for this week's Gothic Arch theme of "friends". It was a relaxing way to start my creative day - nice decorative paper, some stamping (favourite text and swirl stamps using ink and that wonderfully rich coloured Neopaque Turquoise paint) and a black and white decoupage image that I have coloured with diluted Antique Linen Distress Ink. It was a bit fiddly to cut out though - I really like straightforward images without those little gap bits!

On Friday I received the new Oxford Impressions stamp plate - Winter Snow (pictured above and with uncut rubber below). As with all of Suzanne's plates, this one is wonderful - full of interesting images with a great mix of large and small, photo images and text with a nice sprinkling of versatile detail stamps. While it is a Christmas themed plate there are heaps of images that I can see I will be using all year round. I've cut them out this morning and I am hoping to get some time to use them this afternoon. Audrey Hernandez who is also on the OI Design Team received hers a bit sooner than me so if you want to look at some beautiful pieces she has made with these stamps, check out her blog. Her blog is always beautiful and well worth regular visits!

9 comments:

Silvia said...

Wunderful arch. Your new plate is wonderful :-)

audrey h. said...

Debbi....thanks so much for the kind words on my OI pieces. I can't wait to see what you create with the stamps. I absolutely adore this plate.

p.s. great arch :o)

Hermine said...

Beautiful, love the background.

Sandy said...

The arch is so great. Wonderful background and colors. The new plate is lovely.

Sija said...

Beautiful arch!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

gorgeous arch! I love the colors you selected. your new stamps are just too yummy!!!

Debby Harriettha said...

Gorgeous arch!! The new plate is awesome!!

Debby

Jacquelines blog said...

You're arch is gorgeous Debbi. Talking about keeping up with posts?? I can't keep up with you eigter. You've done so much again!

Sue Smith said...

This OI plate is delectable! I'm sure you'll make some amazing pieces with these stamps.