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

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter and God’s best blessings to you all! 

Some of my friends have been using some of the new (very stylised) floral stamps designed by Jo Firth Young and I quite like them, but daren’t buy anything more at the moment…

Another friend suggested drawing similar flowers and sent me one of her sketches, which encouraged me to have a go, too. Here they are in my A4 journal. 

I’ve been really surprised at how much freer I feel with a bigger page.


I’m going to enter this and my ATCs into this week’s Simon Says Stamp challenge, which is ANYTHING GOES.

I also put my name down for the KCUK March ATC swap, Paris, one of my favourite places.  I don’t really make many ATCs these days, and I’m not sure if the hostess will accept them at this late date, but here are my very simple offerings.



I started with inky backgrounds I’d already made, flicking a little water on for a bit of contrast, then adding a little colour with Promarkers, Copics and pencils.  The bottom one is one of my new Birthday stamps (which I love) and I’ve used a couple of the others here and there.  I can see me using them quite a lot in the future!

I can’t really get all my stamps and inks out right now, because I’m putting them all away.  I’m trying to downsize drastically and need to prioritise and reorganise! I may go AWOL for a little while…

Hope your weekend is very special!


13 very kind comments from lovely people:

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful page and ATC's...and Happy Easter to you and yours too xx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Wonderful page Cath and your ATX's are awesome too.
lovely greet and nice days

Chris said...

Hope you've had a lovely Easter Sunday, Cath.

Well, I first thought your flowers were stamped images, they look fabulous! I love your journal page.

I like the white highlighting on your ATCs. It really emphasises the images. I'm sure 'the hostess with the mostest' will accept them lol Love the backgrounds.

sam21ski said...

Your flowers look stunning, if you hadn't of said I would of thought they were the stamps!!

Love your Paris set too - lovely

Happy Easter to you

Sam xxx

Lottie said...

Happy Easter

Wow, oh wow, oh wow - what a plethora of lusciousness you have created. My goodness you talent just pours out of you.

Love your A4 journal page too.

I've been out of action for quite a while and just venturing back into crafting - so it'll take me a while to get back into the swing of things - but there is so much inspiration on your blog to tempt me


Sally H said...

Happy Easter Cath. Hope you have had a lovely day. Your page and ATCs are gorgeous. Great colours as usual

Carol Q said...

lovely Cath. you certainly don't need to buy any JOFY stamps lol.

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Great idea to draw your own JOFY stamps, I think you've done a brilliant job. Very colourful results too. Your ATCs are equally brilliant in all their colourful, inky design. Pxx

Jo Nevill said...

Fantastic, so pretty

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week


Jo x

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Fabulous page Cath and the atc's are great.
Greetings Janny

froebelsternchen Susi said...

you are a masterdrawer and perfect colorist Cath .. what an amazing Journal page and the ATCs are beautiful - expecially this white effects make them wow!
Hope you have had nice easter days!

xxx Susi

would be fab to have you aboard this month over on

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fabulous pieces of art.

hazel said...

A brilliant journal page and I love your ATCs.
xxx Hazel.