Afternoon folks. I hope you are keeping warm today. There doesn't seem to be much sign of Spring just yet does there?
As promised here are two more of the samples I made with Sheena's new Little Bit Floral stamps and even though the garden is bare at the minute, playing with this gorgeous Iris stamp reminds me of the joys to come.
It's such a big stamp it's perfect if you like detail colouring or if you want to be a bit more arty.
With this first one I had a go at coloring it with the H20's. I have some gorgeous orange and mauve ones in the garden and this is what I was going for but my detail painting leaves a lot to be desired. I decided to add some distress inks to the background and then sponged some H20's on top and I liked the result. It also brought the gold embossing to life. Just goes to show you should never give up on something!!
With this second one, I just cut a piece of card to fit an 8x8 card and started playing.
I sprayed the card with water and brushed H20 all over it and then stamped the Iris inked with the same colour H20 into the wet card and sprayed it with water again. Everything was dried and then the iris was stamped again using the paint and the wet colour was used to paint the flower. I added swirls and embossed swirls and then the sentiment. Can you guess I like this one????
All the H20s I've used for these stamps come from the basic rainbow set. I've had this one for ages and not used it thinking it was a bit uninteresting as they are a primary set. How wrong could I be, the colours are gorgeous once you start playing with them. I think they'll be a firm favourite now.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to catch one of the shows on Saturday if you can. The current times are 9am, 12 noon, 4pm and 8pm.
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