Sunday, 27 May 2012

I’ve fallen in love with Michael Powell stamps.  I’ve been looking at (and admiring) his work for a while and when I saw the stamps, I just had to have them!  They’re not that easy to colour, given the amount of detail in them, but I love the whimsical nature of them.  I especially love the seaside images – so evocative and especially at this time of year.

I’ve stamped a few but this is the first card I made with one of them.

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My poor peewit lost a leg while being glued on and broke the other, so that needs to be fixed but I’ll sort that when the temperature’s a little cooler! 

I’ve been cooking stuff early this morning, before it gets hot again, because this kitchen is South facing and gets HOT later on - especially if we put the oven on!  Time to get some lesson prep done, then I need to get some journal pages done for the mingle I’m in.  Oops! 

Last minute Katy, as ever!

Have a lovely week!

xxx

23 very much appreciated comments:

Sandy said...

So so beautiful.
Gorgeous coloring my dear Cath.
Love it. xoxo

Sally H said...

Oh wow, Cath! That is Gorgeous! I was waiting to spend until after I have been to Doncaster, but you have just changed my mind. Not seen Michael Powell before... this could be expensive!

JoZart said...

Love what you've done with the Michael Powell stamp....
I bought all of the Urban range as I couldn't choose between them and they're the first stamps I've bought in ages. Mind you, I've had them three weeks and only tried one!
Jo x

Gery said...

Share your love for the Michael Powell stamps, tried to order some, but the ones I wanted were already sold out!!!
This one you stamped and coloured is beautiful.
You did a great job in the colouring, Cath.
Groetjes Gery

Lottie said...

Those stamps are gorgeous and you did a fabulous job of colouring them. I'll have to go and investigate them.

siljanskreativeck said...

This looks so great! I don´t know these stamps, but this image is very nice. Such a lot of details...wahnsinn, but I think the coloration is a little bit nerve-racking ;)

LG siljan

Carol Q said...

i think they're fab too Cath. I've got one of his x-stitch kits to complete somwhere. I really like his seaside ones but haven't bought any yet. as you say, they're difficult to colour but good to practice my water colouring skills!

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous card, love those stamps too :o)

Netty said...

Loving the new stamps as well, but not bought any....yet.......
Beautifully coloured with great effect. xx

Chris said...

Cath, what a beautiful card. I love the colours you've used. Poor peewit, I hope you can fix his leg.

More stamps to add to the wishlist...

Ephemera said...

Hi Cath, fantastic card, love these stamps I saw them in the craft section of my local garden centre, there's one with beach huts I was eyeing up, very tempted now I've seen how they stamp. xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

You've made a great card, Cath with this gorgeous stamp!

greetings, Alie :-)

JoZart said...

Just popping in to tell you, in case you don't know, that Status Quo are on with the Christians and other over 3days at Speke Hall next weekend.
Jo x

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very nice Cath
Beautiful stamp.

Greetings Janny

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Cath, Oh I'm with you, I love Michael Powell's work, have a few of his stamps and save them for when I 'need', that's need to get some serious colouring, it's therapy isn't it?
I love your card, the colouring's perfect and I'm sure the repairs will be done soon, poor peewit LOL Great design too, I like the font on the side, xx

Vicky Hayes said...

It's a lovely scene and beautifully coloured Cath. Your peewit looks pretty cheerful under the circumstances! Vicky x

cockney blonde said...

Love the card Cath. I too have been drooling over these stamps. May have to treat myself to one, or two or....lol, x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great image and wonderful card.

inkypinkycraft said...

A beautiful card and the rich colours are fab!! Another fab piece! Hugs trace x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

beautiful ist this card... I think it´s as you write .. there is much patience nessecary to color it so beautiful !

You colored it wonderful ..and the whole composition of the card is great!

Karen said...

love it - yours has a bit more of a vintage feel and it's fab hugs Karen x

hazel said...

I love this Cath, I'm a big fan of the stamps, bought some this week but not had time to play with them yet.
xxx Hazel.

Susie Jefferson said...

Love love LOVE!