You might need a cup of Tea, this is a longer post than normal :) First I have a card created for Designs by Ryn. I used another one of her new & amazing water effects stamp - Trickling Water Set along with African Daisy.
I used Dylusions & Distress Inks along with stencils to create the background. I used a brick design as I wanted the water to trickle down a wall. I rubbed silver Viva Inka Gold wax over the left hand side 'bricks' that were created with a molding paste over the stencil. I stamped the Trickling Water with blue archival ink and highlighted with a white pen and added a little water with a brush to blend the water colour.
I embossed the African Daisies with silver, painted with Tombows & cut them out to layer over the background. The sentiment is a stamp given with the entrance package at the Art Specially stamp show in 2012 -given to me as a gift from a very kind family member :)
Stencils used: TCW mini Cell Theory & the Bricks are by Panduro Design (also gifts given to me by kind ladies)
And as promised, I've included some photos from my recent trip to the Netherlands.
I had a busy & fun vacation visiting with family & lots of activities including heading to Amsterdam for the coronation of King Willem-Alexander. We joined in the festivities downtown and kept up with the tradition of wearing something orange. It was a day of fun in a wonderful atmosphere.
|Boats in a Canal & Spectators, lots of Orange!|
However, I was blessed to have a special day with two friends who joined my family for a creative day. Miranda from Miracle Art Inspirations (& also teammate from both Designs by Ryn & Chocolate Baroque Design Teams) and Marja from Marja's Stamp Addiction.
|Miranda, Me, Marja|
|Creating Tissue backgrounds for tags, Miranda is our Coach|
|My tag :)|
|Tissue background tags created by the group|
Marja gave each of us a gift of stone art that she created. Each stone was painted & stamped with images that she designed for Kico Stamps (Netherlands).
|Marja's Stone Art - Thank you they are beautiful !|
A few more shots of scenery
|One of the highlights was shopping at the wonderful Posthumus Stamp Shop downtown Amsterdam. Of course I purchased new stamps, what stamp addict could resist? Beautiful cards created by Miranda are on display at this store.|
|Canal downtown Amsterdam|
Goodbye Netherlands it was GREAT !!!
And back to the card design, here is closer view :)
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend,