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Thursday, 26 December 2013

A little Serenity and Tranquility (by Glenda)

I hope you have all enjoyed your Christmas Day and are having a relaxing break.  It is Boxing Day today and it is also the last Thursday of December which means this is our normal day to launch our new stamps for the following month.

So here's a little antidote the madness of all that rush and bustle that comes before Christmas - Tranquility and Serenity

They are both unmounted rubber A5 sets (approximately 14 x 20 cm) which will coordinate beautifully with many of our clear oriental sets.  There is also a multi-buy available and as always, they are at introductory prices as they are both our Stamps of the Month for January.

This one is called Serenity

And this one is Tranquility

The card below has a background created with Dylusions sprays and Crafter's Workshop templates.

I stamped the serene buddha on white card and coloured it with Inktense pencils then cut it out and put it on the background with just a simple flower.  With the background so busy, there was no need for anything else - she is the serene oasis, calm amongst the colour and pattern going on around her.

I'm really enjoying colouring in these beautiful new stamps and as I'm doing so, I'm finding myself wanting some new word stamps to go along with them, so I may just be presenting Adrian with a new set of word stamps at some point soon.

I hope you are all getting a chance to relax and play during the holidays.

Take care,

PS: We will be picking a winner again in January from all the comments left in December.  As we did last month, each DT member will nominate one commenter and I will select randomly from those names and the winner will get a Chocolate Baroque stamp voucher worth £20.00.    


  1. Two more gorgeous sets of stamps I love your card Glenda and yes she looks very serene sat there on that busy background. I love the colours you have used they look great together
    I hope you are managing some time to relax this weekend after all the business of Christmas preparations
    Jackie x

  2. What wonderful new stamps, and what a gorgeous card. Those rich blues and oranges really complement each other perfectly, and then they way you have echoed them in a slightly paler form on the buddha is lovely. I like your choice of stencils too, one just like the sun with it's rays, and the other like a beautiful screen are so oriental looking.

  3. Fabulous new stamps Glenda xx love the colours on this piece of work... It's been a while since I've had my dylusions out... Once my Christmas company goes I shall be able to get back into my craft room... I always find you and the DT inspiring.. Got some pennies for Christmas so you'll be getting an order from my wish list soon, Px

  4. These are fabulous stamps Glenda. They remind me of when I visited Tiger Balm gardens in Singapore when I lived there as a child. These will be going on my wish list. Your card is stunning I do love the background.
    Linda xxx

  5. I love your card it is so Zenn, beautiful colours and I really love this set of stamps , great flower stamps to combine with a lot of others of your nice sets and the buddhas are gorgeouis!!
    Have a nice relaxing week , and a happy, healthy and creative 2014!!


  6. It's the way you've echoed the shapes in the stamp with your shapes used in the background that catches my eye: the way the orange of the Blazonry (I think) stencil picks up the shape of the orange centres of the lotus-like base she is sitting on as well as the 'flame' on her headdress. In the case of the lotus base it's not only the orange centres but the outer aqua that is echoed. Then the Quatrefoil (again I think) stencil looks like some kind of oriental screen & echoes the tracery detail of the window Serenity sits within. A very interesting visual demonstration of colour theory thrown in for good measure too.
    Hope you have a good New Year.
    Paula (PEP)

  7. So perfect for calm and relax- cards that I sometimes make for my bussy freinds! and the background; such beautiful stencils to go whit these! enjoy the last days of 2013...

  8. Two fantastic stamp sets & the card is stunning, really beautiful.

  9. I love this work of art. Your background really highlights the image well. Lovely work as always. Happy New Year.

  10. Gorgeous love all the colours dramatic yet serene all at same time, fabulous as always

  11. Gorgeous love all the colours dramatic yet serene all at same time, fabulous as always

  12. Beautiful creation, love the stamps and the colours you've used are fabulous! x


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