Sunday, 12 May 2013

Port Sunlight and Stuff

Yesterday was the spring Port Sunlight Craft Day, not the biggest sale but just about every stand is quality making it worth 160 mile drive across the island.   So I went, sat nav set and having gone before should have been a straight forward drive.   Should have been but the God's of Water, or their Children decided to usWie one of their streams as a hose and give us a down pour.   Then just to make the misery of the drive complete the God's of misdirection joined in adding about 20 miles and almost half an hour to the journey.   Still we got there and the spending commenced.   My colleague in shopping was Maria from the Craft-Room Team always good to catch up!

With a bag growing heavy with goodies a final circuit of the sale and now thinning crowd the Dimension stand was accessible.  There is was a stamp set like non other, the main stamp is a Harp with musical symbols and a musical score swirl.   Definitely the purchase of the day.

This morning  the idea of the music flowing through the instrument was tested.   The glossy card with stormy back ground is one I made ages ago using the DI and water technique.   Pleased with the result it has been kept, as so many things are, for the right project.   Harp stamped and heat embossed with silver ep, masked score stamped and embossed with gold ep.   Le Plume permanent markers used to add colour to the harp.   The Eagle stamped embossed (also gold) and coloured with Sakura white pen.    Corners rounded, scallop lace added to 2 corners with pink tipped flowers completing the picture.   I just love the dreamy, stormy drama of this, and am entering it in

A Gem of a Challenge - Things with Wings
Colour me Creative - Anything Goes (Le Plume are Alcohol markers)
Our Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Suger Creek Hollow - Spring Flowers
Creative Corner - Things with Wings
Daring Cardmakers - Lets Ink it Up
Fashionable Stamping - Anything Goes

20 comments:

  1. It sounds like you had a great day Zoe despite conditions conspiring against you with plenty of spending. Love your card those stamps look great

    Jackie x

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  2. Very dramatic indeed Zoe, looks like a fabulous stamp set and a great background. Glad you had a good shop and safe drive there and back.
    hugs {Brenda} x0x

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  3. lovely card

    thanks for taking part at CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGES

    Love Mel

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  4. Lovely design. Thanks for taking part this week in Creative Corner Challenges.x

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  5. Hi Zoe, sounds like you had quite an adventure but that stamp was well worth it, beautiful project to show it off too
    Thanks for joining us at FSC too
    Claire xx

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  6. Hello and thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow! The harp and music score are beautiful with the embossing!

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  7. brilliant card- love the music flowing through the harp.
    loved your story of the 20 mile detour :-) too, Debi x

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  8. sounds like a good day in the end lol.. and what a fab stamp .. the harp is beautiful
    Lisa x

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  9. A beautiful card Zoe, sounds like you had a good bag of goodies to bring home.
    Yvonne

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  10. A very atmospheric piece you created Zoe.

    Sorry the Gods were not on your side but it does sound like they didn't spoil your day

    Love Chrissie x

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  11. Wow gorgeous,
    glad you had a great shopping day,-))m

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  12. Your card looks very artistic and dramatic indeed. I love the DIY background. It's beautiful!
    Thanks for taking part in the Daring Cardmaker's challenge.

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  13. Fabulous new stamp Zoe and I really like the addition of the eagle. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x

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  14. Really pretty! Thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

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  15. Just popped back to say thanks for sharing this at FSC.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  16. What a lovely creation and that harp is such a great image! Very dreamy! Thank you for joining us at FSC.

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  17. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at AGOAC. Good Luck!

    Donna x

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  18. I love how that music flows through the harp Zoe - it's so unusual. Great background and the bird works perfectly.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time. Juliax

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  19. Beautiful! I love the background and design - stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

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  20. Nice! The background is very pretty.

    Thank you for participating with us at Color Me Creative! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

    Jenn
    DT

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