Hi there. Hubby and I have just returned from two weeks in Pembrokeshire. After all the settled warm weather in June it was rather changeable, and unfortunately due to the cool breeze which was evident most of the time, no sitting on the beach and a jacket was needed most of the time, but we did enjoy the break and the scenery especially the coastal scenery is absolutely beautiful. I always find after a break that the mojo is not anxious to return but I needed a birthday card so got out this stamp from a recent Indigoblu magazine - Mixed Media No. 7, and luckily once I started it went OK. The set also has dies and a stencil with three different designs and papers and sentiments, and I used the bubbles and the distressed cross hatching stencils in the background, and also some Distress Inks to colour.
Using a piece of mixed media card cut to fit 6" square card I used Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac ink spritzed with water and smooshed these over it, doing this several times to build up some soft colour. I then stamped the flowers, used for the first time, and sentiment using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink and then added the stencilling around the edges using the two inks mentioned above applied with a blending brush. I then coloured the flowers using a waterbrush and used slightly darker colours ...Dusty Concord and Broken China on the flowers and Mustard Seed for the centres, and for the leaves Peeled Paint and Forest Moss, and for the slender foliage just a little of the Mustard Seed. I finished by adding a bit of the Dusty Concord around the edges before adding it to the card.
Whilst away I did manage to do some commenting and the two posts I put up were scheduled. Although I did manage some commenting obviously I didn't have so much time and I apologise to those that I haven't yet caught up on. Thank you for visiting me here today and I'll see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
NBUS Challenge - No. 52 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff.
We Love Stamping July Challenge - Fabulous Florals/Anything Goes.
Stamping Sensations Challenge - Summer Flowers/Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers July Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes/Christmas.
Happy Little Stampers July Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers July Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes.
Beautiful Blossoms Challenge - Anything Goes with Flowers/Mood Board No. 7.
Triple B Challenge - July - Anything Goes with Birds, Butterflies and Blooms.
Stencil Fun Challenge - July -Anything Goes/Birthdays.