There is a new challenge over on Tracy Evans’ AALL & Create FB group where she is asking entrants to use a heart on their creations. This inspired me immediately to get crafting, as I recently bought the stamp set featuring silhouette hearts and flowers, and hadn’t got round to inking any of the stamps up yet! What’s more, I also bought the coordinating heart stencil, so I thought it was about time that saw some ink too!
I cut a piece of white stamping card 6.75” x 4.75” and created my background by dabbing Distress Oxide inks onto a large acrylic block, spritzing with water and then “stamping” on the card - I really love this technique! I then stamped the focal image with Nocturne Versafine Clair, and coloured the flower with Distress watercolor pencils and Spectrum Noir sparkle pen. I softly blended more DOX through the heart stencil in opposite corners. I then stamped my bird and quills onto separate card, coloured with DOX, fussy cut and attached, and created some shadow by painting with watered down DOX. I stamped the sentiments onto an off cut that I had used to mop up my DOX from the acrylic block, cut out and attached. Finally I edged the panel in black, matted onto black linen card stock and a 7” x 5” card blank, and added Glossy Accents to the pen nibs.
Stamps: AALL & Create #896 Forget Me Not, #908 Quill Ends, #831 Sent With Love;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Antique Linen, Hickory Smoke); Distress Watercolor Pencils (Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry); Versafine Clair (Nocturne); Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen (clear); Glossy Accents;
Tools: AALL & Create stencil #156 Elongated Hearts.
Challenges I would like to enter:
Allsorts #730 - Anything Goes with option Use a Stencil (2nd entry)
Beautiful Blossoms #5 - Anything Floral Goes (4th entry)
Colourful Options (June) - Include the Colour Peach
Crafting Happiness #143 - Anything Goes
Crazy Is Our Fame, Stencils Are Our Game (May) - Use a Stencil (3rd entry)
Dream Valley #295 - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Krafty Chicks #666 - Stamp Act
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #597/598 - Anything Goes (4th entry)
I am also entering this into Tracy’s FB challenge for June/July (Use a Heart).
Hopefully we are in for some good weather this weekend in the UK, so I hope you enjoy it whatever you're doing. I am currently struggling with washing machine troubles, so suspect that most of the weekend will be taken up with sorting that out!! Take care, and thanks for visiting.