Thanks for popping in. Are the days whizzing by, or is it just me? No sooner have I sung Rise & Shine!!! out of the bedroom window at 6am (the neighbours love me xxx), than it’s already dark again, and I’m knackered!
Maybe it’s an age thing. Other than that, things are just peachy. The cats got the snip today. Ahhhhh. Yep, our two little ginger Vikings went on an expedition to Vetland, beyond the forest. The Vet warned me they might be very tired and would probably sleep a lot when they got home. Yeah right! They were flying round the kitchen like loonies! Backflips and cartwheels! And we could not slow them down! Probably really happy to be back home in familiar surrounding – with or without balls!
This week’s Youtube Tuesday offering showcases our super duper Mixed Impression stamps, and Tina Cox’s fab floral bouquet.
Love these stamps. In fact, I decided to leave the kittens to Dave, and escape for an arty hour….
Since I used the Dot n Spots stamps in the video, I thought I’d go for the other beauties – the Florals in the Nature range.
Starting with the smallest stamp, and partially gold embossing the black Versafine or Archival ink. The trick is to let the black ink dry a little before you sprinkle the fine gold powder on, or tap the card until loads falls off again. You want the black ink to show through. Heat from underneath, so the powder doesn’t ping off altogether. Mmmm. How does she know these things? xxxx
Now let‘s go to the largest stamp, the beautiful A5 texture mat. Dab with 3 muted lovely Distress Oxides. I like Frayed Burlap, Hickory Smoke and Walnut Stain. Spread the colour with a make up sponge.
Plant the stamp as is on a large sheet of Stencil card.
Now, without adding any more ink, let’s spritz the stamp with water and plant again. Compare the watery one on the right with the first generation print on the left. Same stamp, same ink.
Now let‘s make a couple of cards….
We can use the two elements together. Or not…YOU decide.
Yes. They pack more of a punch separate, I think. And I’ve still got the watery background for another day.
I like these Mixed Impressions stamp. They help me create really arty, grungy work very easily.
Check out the range:
Wonder if it’s safe to go back in the kitchen…..
Love and Hugs