Tuesday, 7 June 2016
New to me stamps ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I got to spend some time playing over the weekend, yay, and for today’s card I used one of the lovely stamps I was lucky enough to receive from the lovely Brenda, thank you so much hun,
and here it is …
An A6 card, good to post too
It's a lovely stamp this one!
It's good to use snippets from my bag full of them
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
AAA Cards Challenge #66 Watercolours
Spectrum Noir Facebook Challenge Use a Die plus Spectrum Noir pens/products
I adore this Hero Arts flower stamp and have used it before but this time I made it the star of the show by multiple stamping. I was very lucky to win one of Brenda’s recycling stamp candies and I can now get to those stamps so you will be seeing them a bit over the next couple of months – there are a lot of stamps to use, so many many thanks Brenda they’re gorgeous and flower stamps are my favourite.
I also used some patterned paper that my lovely friend Helen bought for me for either birthday or Christmas a couple of years ago (thank you Helen). They are snippets from that pad as well as vellum snippets, they were leftovers from other cards some of which I still have to share.
I love colouring this type of image with my lovely Spectrum Aqua pens because they make it so easy to use this style of stamp because I colour each part of the stamp separately using the palest colour first before stamping it. I had some rejected card experiments where I started out playing with my Aqua pens and my AquaTints that were really ugly and I was going to bin them. Then I remembered from the last time that I was going to bin ugly made by me card that it can sometimes look really good once die cut and happily I now have good sized piles of die cut flowers and sentiments and they will keep me going for a while lol! I don’t start out trying to stretch my materials it just seems to happen naturally. I die cut the ugly coloured card using my Winnie & Walter ‘happy’ die and added it to a vellum snippet which I made a little snazzier by using a Martha Stewart border punch. Not bad for rejects and snippets hey?!
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
Hero Arts G4916 Elegant Flower (wood mounted so not sure if still available)
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutting machine
Winnie & Walter Happy die
Paintbrushes; water pot
Sheena Douglass A4 stamping card
Snippets Craftwork Cards paper #
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Spectrum Aqua Floral pen set: rose pink & bud green
Spectrum Noir AquaTints: Beautifully Grunge
Collall all purpose glue
# VOS: very old stash and no idea if still available to purchase, min. 5 years old