1/12/2012

Prickley Pear Release Party Day 1

Welcome to Prickley Pear's new release of Valentines and Steampunk themed Red Rubber Stamps!

To celebrate this new release we are having a three day long Blog Party with loads of inspirations by the Design Team and a give away! One happy participant will win a $ 15 gift certificate to the web shop. All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the participating blogs and tell us what you think about the new release. Last day to enter is Sunday 15th midnight EST. The winner will be drawn randomly at one of the participating blogs, one of the days and will be presented on the Prickley Pear Blog on Monday.

The Blog hop scheme for today is:

Prickley Pear Blog
Melissa
Angelica
Tesa – you are here!

I totally LOOOOVE the new steam punk stamps. So much FUN!!! And totally new to me so it was a challenge. :)

The mind

The stamps I’ve used are Steampunk Locomotive and The Mind Determines.

The mind 2

The mind 3

I used Card Patterns’ sketch #147 as inspiration. It’s a great one – as always!!! I flipped it, but otherwise I stayed pretty close.

My second card is featuring three of the new Valentines themed stamps from Prickley Pear: Hearts ATC, Valentine Cat and My Funny Valentine.

Funny Valentine

The background is stamped with the Hearts ATC and inked and misted so it glimmers really nice. The Cat is stamped on top and then again on water The hearts got a coat of glossy accents.

Funny Valentine 2

I tried to go a bit vintage with the distressing and framing with vintage lace to meet the sketch and vintage twist over at Tuesday morning sketches this week. I really love this sketch, so many possibilities!

Soooooo – what do you think about the new stamps? Leave a comment for a chance to win! :)

Tomorrow there will be three new Design Team blogs participating so don’t forget to stop by the Prickley Pear Blog by 9 am EST tomorrow for a new blog hop list! :)

If this is your last stop – thank you sooo much for participating in our release party. If you didn’t start from the beginning just continue the hop by going over to the Prickley Pear Blog.

Have a great day!!!

Tesa

23 comments:

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, what awesome cards you created with the new images, Tesa! I SOOOO love what you did with the steampunk motifs. Such fabulous coloring and love the pop of black. The screw brads are the perfect compliment. And love the vintage feel on the Valentine cat card. Love the glossy accents, too.

Melissa said...

WOW! These are fabulous, Tesa!! Such bright, vivid colors! Love what you did with the steampunk stamps and the cat Valentine is adorable! The lace is the perfect touch!

nancyparker55 said...

Wow, two great cards. Really like the Valentine's Day one.

Poornima said...

Wonderful, superb card. Specially liked the first one. Everything is done so perfectly. Love it!!!!

Olga said...

both cards are fantastic as well as the sketches, TFS!

Elin said...

Two wonderful cards Tesa! And for sure great take on the sketches to.
Agree with you about the steampunkstamp and I love the sentiment to! Thanks for sharing!!!!

jennifer said...

great cards and I love those stamps!!!

Marie said...

Wonderful cards. Steam punk is really funky. Love the glossy hearts on the second card. Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fabulous image and you did a great job with them!

Kathy said...

Lovely cards. Great take on the TMS sketch. Love the distressed edges, gives a vintage feel for sure. So glad you joined the challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week.

Angelica said...

Tesa, these cards are amazing. The coloring on the image of the steampunk locomotive is gorgeous and I just love that adorable kitty on the second one.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are GORGEOUS Tesa! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the colors and loving the cat on the second one! :):):):):):):):):):):)

yyam said...

These are amazing Tesa! I love the colors! :)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

great cards.

Divinity said...

these are GREAT! i love the wheel stamps...and the second card is soooo cute! :)

Lynn said...

that "steampunked" card is very cool!

Candy S. said...

I love the Valentine cat card! So cool for a cat lover!

Cheryl said...

Tesa, your Steampunk card is awesome! I love the screw brads and all the gears and your've colored the image beautifully. Fab red Valentine's card, too. Very cool how you misted the ATC stamp, and the glossy hearts are a nice touch. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week! ~Hugs, Cheryl

Christine said...

Very excited about your entry in Practical Scrappers and to have "found" you as a scrapper - looking forward to see lots more!

Kristii said...

Absolutely amazing cards my friend!! I totally love your take on the Steampunk Theme!! I will be taking notes from you girlfriend!! Love how you added to the gears and your coloring is fabulous!!! Your technique is amazing! Love the Cat Valentine too!!! Sooooo sweet!! You are amazing!!!

Celina said...

I'm loving both of those stamps. I can't decide which I like better! That cat is great looking and I love steampunk. Your cards turned out excellent.

Angela said...

Love your kitty Valentine...the background on the image panel looks amazing! Thank you for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Christina said...

Your cards are truly a work of art! Both of these are beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Card Patterns!