Hi everyone I hope you are all well.
Another blustery day down here in Kent. Although I am being kept very warm on the naughty step by all of you who have taken advantage of the Leonie Celebration! The celebration continues until midnight on Monday and you can go directly to the sale HERE.
Mixed Impressions – am I talking about people or art? I will stick to art – a lot easier!
On Saturday we launched some beautiful Chinese Lanterns stamps, stencils and Groovi plates illustrated by Barbara:
During these shows, Barbara showed how to create this stunning piece of art
The amazing shadow effect Barbara created, gives the impression (no pun intended!) that the flowers have just been picked and placed on a background.
For me, when making a card, the background can be key to the finished piece and with the Mixed Impression range of stamps, it makes that part of the job a lot easier. As you may know, I am not a messy crafter. I like to keep it clean and simple, so when we introduced the Mixed Impression range I knew that they would be perfect for clean and messy crafters!
I must admit that I have had to retrain my eyes when looking at the designs, not because my eyesight is dodgy, but it is because I automatically see them stamped out with black ink. Think outside the box! Easy answer, stamp with a different colour ink pad – doh! Completely different look
All of the above were created using the large A5 Stamp and just one colour of ink pad (Cinnamon Tea) By controlling how much ink is applied, this can change the depth of colour. This is quick, easy and clean – perfick!
In between the 2 shows, Barbara had a bit of a play with two of the smaller stamps in the set
They are all very similar, but all very different.
Time for some food!