Tuesday, 14 July 2015
The same stamps but different style ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I am sorry but I just couldn’t resist it – I had to play with these stamps again. So I have a, um well I think, distressed card to share with you today and here it is …
A one layer A6 card but so different!
I really love these stamps!
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Card Mania Challenge #70 Anything Goes
Inkspirational Challenge #86 Grunge
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Anything Goes
Stamplorations Challenge Stamps & Distressing
I have no idea where this one came from. One minute I was colouring the flower stamp with the H2O paints, stamping them, then using a wet brush to colour the flowers with, and I had planned to go for a bright summer coloured background but it didn’t feel right so I allowed myself to go where I don’t normally like to go and used dark distress ink pad and ink blending foam to colour the background. I put it to one side to thoroughly dry and showed it do DH when it was dry.
I felt that something was missing and as per usual a chat with OH pointed me in the right direction. The flowers needed more definition so I over stamped them with paints that were a little darker than the original colours and that made them pop even more.
As I was having a lot fun I just let loose and went with it. It turned out to be one of the rare times that I know I have created a distressed or vintage or grunge card and what surprised me even more was the fact that I love it! Playing out of my comfort zone has, once again been so very good for me.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week ttfn Karen x
Tools & Supplies
Simon Says Stamps Shop: Tim Holtz Flower Garden stamp set
Paintbrushes; pot of water; spray bottle of water
Snippet of white card to stamp and paint; A4 white card to create base
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
H2O paints #; Tim Holtz DIP: Peeled Paint; watercolour pencils (to better define the stem and leaves)
Double sided tape
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 8 years old