Hello! Today, I’m with Creative Fingers Challenge Blog, for their first challenge of 2018. This month has an anything goes theme and all entrants will be in the running for a lovely wafer die.
I started with a piece of 5″×7″ black cardstock and placed it into the centre of my Misti Stamping Tool. I laid out all the different floral stamps around the edge of the card and picked them up with the Misti lid. This made all the stamping easy because I could stamp all the flowers at the same time. I inked them all up with Memento Luxe Wedding Dress pigment ink and double stamped the images, to make sure I had a good, solid coverage on the black card.
I also stamped a quick sentiment while I had the Misti out. I chose a pretty birthday greeting from the Clearly Besotted Scrumptious Script Stamp Set and, again used Memento Luxe Wedding Dress pigment ink to double stamp the greeting. I set the card aside to dry naturally overnight but I could have used a heat tool to speed things up.
Once everything was dry, I began coloring all the images by simply going over all the flowers with Prismacolor Pencils. I’ve found the wax based pencils work best over this particular pigment ink. I also used my white pencil to lightly overlay the greeting, just to give it a consistent look to the flowers.
I added some white dots to each of the stamens and some dots around them, to imitate pollen blowing off in the breeze. I also finished off the panel by ruling a white border around the edge, using a Sakura Gelly Roll White pen.
I glued the panel to a white, 5″×7″ card using PVA glue and popped it all under a book while it dried, just to stop any potential buckling.
It was nice to do some stamping again after, what feels like such a long time. I hope this card inspires you to create using a technique you haven’t tried for a while. I look forward to seeing what you create as your entry into the Creative Fingers January Challenge.
Thanks so much for spending time with me today. I look forward to next time…😊