'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

I’m scheduling this because I have a busy week ahead, but I will be checking to make sure it’s okay.

One more monoprint to show you – I hope I get chance to play again with this technique, we’ll see.

This one is made with a solid stamp, using pigment inks, stamping the flowers directly onto the stamp with Versafine ink, then embossing it all.

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Difficult though it is to see, I used a sky blue and a pale green on the stamp, edged with True Blue.  I’m getting so frustrated with the fact that digital technology doesn’t recognise shade variations – this one’s a photo.  Should try with the SLR.  The bottom of the stamp is compressed – it must have been stored underneath others at some point, so it doesn’t stamp very well, so I added a piece of ribbon in a similar shade of blue to the edging, then edged the whole card before mounting onto pale blue.  Good old Hero Arts Solid stamps.

The next one I’ll enter into a few challenges for this week because it fits

Hels’ ‘Heart on my Sleeve’ challenge

 Make My Monday Romance theme and

Try it on Tuesday’s ‘Cards for a True Love’.


I love this stamp.  Can’t remember where I got him – could be one of the companies which was going out of business, possibly Scrolls Works? Or maybe Lost Coast or Stamp Camp. I’m in a dribby drabby mood at the moment, as you can see from the background.

I’ve had a bit of a ‘bird fest’ lately, although that’s not unusual for me cos I love birds and have a lot of bird stamps, so this was just another play, using Distress inks.

a song to sing

Thanks for all the lovely comments you’ve been leaving – they really are appreciated.  See you soon!

Cath xxx

24 very kind comments from lovely people:

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous makes Cath - I particularly like the 'smile' piece; as you say a great stamp, but your background is scrumptious.
Hope your week is going well.
hugs {brenda} xox

Mrs.B said...

Just been catching up on your mono printing, brilliant, need to give this a try.
Avril xx

flutterbycrafter said...

These are wonderful love that stamp too, the backgrounds are stunning xx

sam21ski said...

More wonderful creations but I absolutely love the colours in the middle one, they are so bright, vibrant and cheery.

Sam xxx

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous cards Cath, love the bright popping colours on the middle one and the soft subtle colours on the others... am a colour tart lol Anyways... I had a woodie that misbehaved and got squished... so... armed with heat tool, I gently wafted it over the squished bit and the mounting foam did start to pop up a little bit... not perfect but worth a try... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Mynn xx said...

What wonderful creations!!! LOVE your use of color--amazing! Thanks for joining us this week at MMM! :)

Sandy said...

Your cards are so wonderful Cath.
Absolutely inspiring. Love them all. xoxo

Jeany said...

Love the colouring again, the red one is so nice. Beutiful cards Cath

Paul B said...

Wonderful crafty projects Cath, I love all the many different stamping techniques you pull together into your cards. The embossing on the "with love" card is my fave. Pxx

Fliss said...

Really lovely cards Cath and oddly enough, you've used the same cute boy stamp as me. He's by Lost Coast Designs and isn't he adorable.
Thanks for joining in over at Make My Monday and wishing you good luck.
Fliss x

georgina said...

Love the smile piece,he is adorable,thanks for joining Try it on Tuesday,luv Georginax

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous Cath. And now I can see there is so much more I can do with my shadow stamps! BTW just got myself a couple more cheap. xx

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Beautiful cards Cath - the one for the Make My Monday challenge is my fave with the small boy. Love the inky background. Thank you for entering the MMM challenge this week. Suzanne

Suzi B said...

Love the cute little boy and the sentiment, just great
thank you for joining in at MMM
suzi b :)

froebelsternchen said...

Oh wow Oh wow Oh wow wow wow ..what absolutely awesome pieces are this??
I especially love your pink bird cards with the layered background technique ...
for me the best cards in this style I ever saw!

xxx Susi

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Three more wonderful cards.

Gery said...

Love all three of your cards, but the boy is my favorite.
It's mostly the color that attracts me, simply love this background.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Beautiful creations! Love the little boy and the vibrant background. The other cards are gorgeous too!
Hugs Anja

Anonymous said...

Just catching up with your recent posts, all great,as usual. I love your samples of acrylic block work. Amazing to get so many different looks, thanks, Cath. love from Anne C.x

Cazro said...

Love the coloured background, great card, thanks for sharing with us at MMM. Caz

Vicky Hayes said...

Such brilliant and inspiring cards Cath - I love the monoprints you've been showing and the interesting backgrounds too. It's lovely to come and visit here. Vicky x

Unknown said...

A fabulous set of cards x Thanks for playing along at Try it on tuesday x

Anke said...

Oh Cath your cards are so beautiful, I love the one with the bird, so lovely.


Linda said...

Beautifull... I love your style.