Monday, 17 October 2011
Finally finished my swap for KCUK – late as ever – naughty :-(
It’s an Adirondack day, today :-)
I stamped and embossed the two Dylusions ivy stamps, watercoloured them, stamped the verse (Stampcamp) then painted with Versamark reinker and clear embossed. (Don’t know why I bothered cos I laminated it anyway, lol.)
I wanted this to be sunny, so I then added Pool and Sunshine Yellow inks to a craft mat, spritzed with water and picked up the colour with the bookmark. Finished it off by inking the edges with Stream ink.
The back was slightly inky, so I just sponged more inks (same colours) all over it and stamped it with various leaves in Lettuce and Meadow, adding some random leafy words (PSX). The whole thing is edged in Krylon Gold pen, then laminated. I’ll add some ribbons and fibres to it before posting it.
Course, I couldn’t waste the inks on the mat, so I added a little more, spritzed again and mopped up with another card, with which I made a matching card, using one of the ivy stamps and the leafy words. Very simple but I like it. I tilted the card to encourage the inks to run for a different effect and after stamping the ivy, pulled the colour in from the edges (Lettuce) with a damp paintbrush.
This fits Hels’ Sunday Stamper challenge for this week – Leaves and also loosely fits the Rainbow Lady’s Challenge – Falling Leaves, so I’m entering them for both.
New Doc gave me some tablets this morning and I feel a bit spaced out after taking them – feel almost tipsy, lol. NOT good when I have 3 days’ lesson planning to do this afternoon, hey ho! Off to work we go…. x