Technique – Stamping

Featuring stamping

Plant Crazy

Hi everyone!

It’s that time of year when I usually go plant crazy in my garden… not so much at the moment…. My garden has started to resemble a jungle – all my shrubs have been growing like crazy and I have been spending quite a bit of my spare time in the garden trying to restore some semblance of order…. I’ll get there, I’m sure!

Anyway, when I saw that  the Paper Players’ current challenge was a CAS card with the theme of ‘plants’, I knew I had to play along. I pulled out my older and less-used Garden Grow (pretty apt name for the set, don’t you think?) stamp set my Altenew and got to work!

I masked off each of the plants as I stamped them, and stamped the table last. I coloured the images with my twinkling H2O paints and then added a sentiment from Clearly Besotted.

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Rosy Hi

Hi Everyone!

I’m sneaking in a last-minute entry to this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge!

I used the gorgeous Simon Says Stamp Modern Rose Blooms Background stamp which I coloured with distress markers and then spritzed generously with water. This is actually the second impression – I often feel they turn out better than the initial impression.

The sentiment is by Lil Inker Designs.

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Beloved Daisies

Hello everyone!

I inked up my new colour layering set from Altenew today – the Beloved Daisy set! A beautiful and very forgiving set as the layers don’ t have to be ‘perfect’!

I decided to play along with the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge – which is a combined colour and sketch challenge. I found it quite difficult to match the colours perfectly but I think I got quite close using a mix of inks from Altenew, My Favorite Things and Distress ink! My interpretation of ‘soft sky’ looks much greener in real life, but it is so much bluer when I photograph it and my Photoshop skills aren’t quite good enough for me to be able to make the ‘real life’ adjustment!

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Hello my sweet friend

Happy Friyay friends!
After a frustrating day, I knew I had to do a bit of colouring to de-stress this evening. It worked!
I coloured the fabulous new Altenew Delicate Flower Bed stamp with my Twinkling H2Os and then used the Simon Says Stamp big hello die for some hidden die cutting! The embossed sentiment is actually from an Altenew/SSS Stamptember collaboration a few years ago.
I’m entering this into the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge (mother’s day/flowers).
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Wild spring meadow

Hello friend and happy Saturday!

Today I’m playing along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge. As soon as I saw the sketch I thought of my Arrow Mat border die from Avery Elle which I haven’t used enough yet! Perfect for the border!

I inked up the gorgeous Mama Elephant Wild Meadow stamp, which were so much fun to colour! I blended some distress ink to create the sky and then added a generous spritz of watered-down Pixie Dust. Hope you can see that gorgeous shimmer! To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp. I bought the set on clearance and whilst I rarely use the images in the set, that sentiment gets a LOT of use at this time of year. There aren’t that many spring sentiments out there!

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