Hi All. As this is the season of hearts and flowers, here is another romantic offering. I have become a member of the Claritystamp Stencil Club, which is now running alongside my Stamp Club membership, so every month I receive a new stamp and a stencil to have a play with. I got this in January but have only just got around to having a play with it. I also used a rose stamp which was part of a freebie set I recently got with a magazine and added the sentiment and small butterfly which were also part of this set.
The stencil has the positive and the negative and I laid the negative over the card and placed the heart into it to add the Distress Ink. My grey ink has decided to dry out so I used Black Soot but applied it very lightly so that it wasn't too dark. I removed the inner piece and then added some Adirondack Pink Sherbert Ink to add shadow to the white areas and also used pink round the edge too.
The freebie stamps are by Clearly Besotted and I stamped the rose using a snippet of white card and coloured the flower with Picked Raspberry DI using a brush and a little water, and some Mowed Lawn DI for the leaves, sepals and stem, and after it was dry cut it out.
I finished by adding the sentiment and a little butterfly which came with the same set. I used second generation ink for the butterfly and added a little pink using a Spectrum Noir pencil. After adding the rose to the card I decided to add Glossy Accents to make it stand out better, and I also added a little extra pink to the flowers and some of the leaves too, and a little grey pencil round the outer edge for definition.
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I am entering the following challenges:
Less is More are celebrating their 4th Birthday with a Colour Challenge using Pink and Grey. Many congratulations to the team .
Pixie's Crafty Workshop where we use up our snippets. I hope I am allowed to go through the gates as I have only used one little snippet of white card.
Cas-ual Fridays - Challenge 136 to use some watercolouring. I did watercolour the rose with inks so hope this is ok for the challenge.
Simon Says Monday Challenge to use red and pink or just red or pink.
Sweet Stampin' - Add a Heart.
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