Wednesday, 22 June 2016
An old stamp ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well happy hump day to you all! I have a card to share with you today and here it is …
A 5" x 7" card - love the colours!
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #368 How Does Your Garden Grow
As You Like It Challenge Favourite Die & Why: I love this word die because: it’s perfect for different occasions as well as being gender neutral!
Dare 2 B Artzy Challenge Bling: loads of shimmer from the Perfect Pearls & Stickles
Fashionable Stamping Challenge #112 Beautiful Blooms
Fussy & Fancy Friday’s Challenge #166 Say It With Flowers
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #35 Anything Goes
Penny Black & More Challenge Flower Power
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge use patterned paper
Spectrum Noir Facebook Challenge Use a Die plus Spectrum Noir pens/products
Whilst I was putting some flower stamps away I noticed my lovely old Penny Black brushstrokes flower stamp. Because I hadn’t used this stamp with my Spectrum Aqua pens I thought it was a good idea to play lol! As I was looking at my table I saw the patterned paper snippet, created by me snippets and a rejected background snippet as well as the flower and I thought I might as well have a little play. I inked up the stamp and stamped four of them across a piece of white card and then sprayed them lightly with water. I created a Perfect Pearls wash and added a little to each of the flower heads. I dried the panel then I stamped two more of the flowers with no water or Perfect Pearls added to them as I wanted them to be in focus. I cut this panel to size then took my distress tool to the edges.
I die cut the ‘happy’ from AquaTints coloured card that had heat embossing detail added to it through one of my Tim Holtz stencils. I attached the die cut to the stamped panel once dry. I created AquaTints and Perfect Pearls wash which I used to colour the flower with and left it to dry. I roughened up the edge of a snippet of DP paper and attached it halfway across the card lilac card. I then attached the stamped panel to the card using funky foam and double sided tape. I squashed the flower then added a pearl to the centre and went around the outside of the pearl with Stickles glitter glue.
Several snippets used up, an old stamp updated because of the new pens and a couple of old stash items used too which makes me a happy woman! 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 soon ttfn Karen x
Stamp: Penny Black Brushstrokes stamp
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutting machine; Winnie & Walter ‘happy’ die
Stencil: Tim Holtz Layering Stencil: Woodgrain
Miscellaneous Tools: heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; water spray bottle
Sheena Douglass A4 stamping card
K&Co paper courtesy of Country View Crafts candy
Pearlescent lavender card #
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Aqua Floral set & Nature pen sets
Perfect Pearls pigment powders: Interference Violet
Cosmic Shimmer EP: black #
Stickles glitter glue: purple #
The Works: half white pearl
Versamark IP; Collall all purpose glue; Washi Tape; Double sided tape; funky foam
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 4 years old