Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great week. I've been extremely busy so I haven't had a chance to visit blogs recently. Life will slow down again but once our snow melts, it will be time for gardening. We can't believe it but it still seems like mid winter most days as we have a lot of snow and it's been very cold. But soon it will start to warm up....we hope :)
I have a two card designs today using a beautiful stamp set, Chapel Road - Da Vinci Botanicals available from Class Act Inc. I used a favorite colour combination for the first one. I've used these two colours so often that a couple of my friends call them the 'Shirley colours' :)
To create the background I used Broken China, Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks using the acrylic block technique. When dry I used TCW Ferns with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink. Next I used TCW Circle Explosion stencil with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink & White Acrylic paint.
I cut a strip off the background and stamped the whimsical sunflower edge from Chapel Road's Large Sunflower set and 'hello' (from Impression Obsession) with Cobalt Archival Ink.
The background behind the Geranium from Da Vinci Botanicals is Mowed Lawn Distress Ink again using an acrylic block. I stamped the flower with Cobalt Archival Ink. I bleached the ink from the flower and coloured with Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers DI using my craft mat, brush and water. I distressed all the edges and sponged Chipped Sapphire DI before assembling the card.
The second card below uses the other Geranium from the Da Vinci Botanicals set:
The background was created with Shaded Lilac and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks using an acrylic block again. I stamped the Flower Words background stamp with Seedless Preserves DI (I lightly spritzed with water before stamping).
I stamped the flower on watercolour paper with Cobalt Blue Archival Ink and coloured with TomBow Markers #685, 155 & 177.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day,