is my first play with the Sale-a-bration (SAB) Stamp Set called Avant
Judging by the orders I see going through, I think this is going
to be the most popular stamp set in the SAB Catalogue!
using the Watercolour Pencils on the card featured in yesterday’s paper
piecing video, I wanted to play with them some more and decided this
stamp set would be ideal!
I started with the
image and stamped it onto a piece of Shimmery White cardstock,
using Basic Black Archival Ink.
I chose Old
Olive for the stem and leaves of the flower, and Bermuda Bay for the
flower heads, which has developed into a lovely shade of blue that goes
brilliantly with Soft Sky.
I left space in the centre of three flowers
so I could use Daffodil Delight.
Using the largest oval die from the
Stitched Shapes Framelits, I die cut the image but felt I had done the
wrong thing because there was so much white space below the flower head
down to the bottom of the oval!
I stamped it in Basic Black
Archival Ink, onto a piece of Shimmery White CS and flagged the end.
decided not to layer the image or the sentiment but they both needed
some definition, so I sponged the edges with Soft Sky Ink, which worked well.
decorating my top layer using the splatter stamp from Avant Garden, tone
on tone, all round the edge, but it didn’t look anything special.
cleaned the stamp and repeated the process using Whisper White Ink.
improved it, slightly, but it still needed something more!
I looked at
the stamp set again and saw the leaves – what a penny-dropping moment
I should have stamped some leaves on the stem to fill the
white space! DOH!!
My final touch was to paint the flower head and stem with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. I love the finished result!
Obviously, I need to re-visit this and add the leaves – watch this space!
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.
x 5 5/8” (10.25cm x 14.25cm); 2½” x 3½” (6.4cm x 9cm); ¾” x 2½” (2cm x 6.4cm)
101731; Refill: 101780
143272 (SAB Item)
Tombow Liquid Glue: 110755