It's a bit grey here today and cool but it's dry and breezy so I think it will dry my washing and I do like the cool 😄, it makes my craftroom more accessible for a start, lol! Anyway, after watching a That's Crafty show on a craft TV channel (I record so I can fast forward through all the spiel, lol, and then order from source where ever possible) I couldn't wait to order some gorgeous stamp sets by the very talented Lynne Moncrieff (her blog is simply beautiful). I got 3 of her Affirmations sets and this card was my first make using Set 9.
I already had the background piece lying on my desk as I had attempted to create a piece for the PaperArtsy Challenge of neutrals but I didn't get it done in time. It's a piece of acrylic paper on which I blended Fresco Finish paints in Nougat, Vintage Lace (discontinued Boo! Hoo!) and Blush, and on top I did some random stamping in a mix of Mushroom and London Night FF, using a fab script stamp from a Scrapcosy set for PaperArtsy. There's also a bit of a take on a Seth Apter technique of painting a piece of card (in this case a piece of the slightly textured acrylic paper) and pressing it to my main piece using the Mushroom. It creates a lovely bit of texture.
Next I stencilled some leaves using Sage FF then bumped the stencil slightly and went over with Nougat. The final part of my background was to stencil some Prima (Finnabair) clear texture paste and when this was dry I touched it with a watery mix of Mushroom and London Night FF. I really liked the way the texture paste grabbed it and it soaked into the tiny cracks but didn't spread beyond the stencilling. .....very happy accident, lol!
I stamped the lovely sunflower onto separate card, coloured it with Polychromos pencils and then fussy cut it. I even got my craft knife out and cut the teeny bits out.... something I usually avoid! I tinted a piece of binding and a scrap of gauzy stuff with FF, stripped a piece of corrugated card and added a bit of paint and then found a piece of lace to cut up (from an old bra I was throwing out 😁). I layered everything up and finally stamped the lovely phrases from Lynne's set to cut out and add as the finishing touch.
These are lovely quality clear stamps and they stamp beautifully. I can't wait to use the other two sets I bought and all those wonderful phrases will be so useful on all sorts of projects.
Now I have to figure out why I've lost the ability to pin my makes to Pinterest from my blog....is it something to do with the shenanigans on 25th May or the mega cleanup our lovely 'puter expert did last week???
See you again soon.