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

Monday 5 August 2019

I've had 'stamp envy' ever since I saw this stamp and the one time I could've bought it in person, it had sold out... So when I received an email from Visible Images, advertising a Summer Sale, I jumped at it and bought some of her fabulous words, too..

So here are my first plays with 'that stamp'.
I was (and have been) very much in CAS and subtle mode this last week, so I was using VERY subtle colours. This background was made using what was left on the splatter circle stamp after I'd used it, with just a touch of stripey stamping...to add to the 'chaos' 😉 
Some of my stitched square dies leave behind stitched frames, so this was just an experiment to try one out - I quite like it, though it's not trimmed straight. Somehow that adds to the whimsy of it for me and I quite like the effect.

This next one is painted with very pale pastel shades of acrylic paint that you almost can't see, but I'm in love with the colours. There's a gorgeous mint green, palest lilac and pale blue. I spotted them when I walked through the Range, on the way back from a hospital appointment and - even better still - they were three for the price of 2 😀
These words are from the extra set I ordered at the same time as the flower and are exactly the way I would describe the flower stamp.

This is a painted background, using those pale acrylic paints, lots of water and some white paint. Lots more splatters and splodges on this one...and 3 other stamps from the flower set.

Last, but not least, I wanted to do one in stronger colours, so I painted this one with Dylusions Fucshia acrylic, but still ended up fading it out with lots of water, and pale blue and white pencils, which I also streaked through the fuchsia colouring. I didn't want too much on this card, so added some texture paste through a dotty stencil, just to add a little interest without overpowering the flower.

I'm playing in the following challenges with these:-

Mix it Up Challenges, ATG (no optional, sorry)

Always Fun, Stencils

More Mixed Media, ATG optional Bright

Thanks for looking

I'll be back tomorrow, with a new Challenge from Try it on Tuesday.


12 very kind comments from lovely people:

Miriam said...

Great project. Thank you for joining in with my challenge over at Country View Crafts.

crafty-stamper said...

All fabulous cards but the first one is my favourite and I agree about the stamp I have been dithering too lol
Carol x

Meggymay said...

I can see why you wanted this stamp Cath it looks lovely. The cards you created are fantastic.
Yvonne xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

That really is a fab stamp Cath, I can see why you jumped on it.. especially love the first one those words I always find fab. I say the same about housework hee hee!! I can feel the joy you felt when you received it, i've a few on my wish list i'm waiting on. Thanks for sharing all these lovelies I so need a play day like this.
Creative Hugs Tracey xx

My name is Erika. said...

I like that stamp. I'm glad you were able to finally get it-on sale too-that is always the best! And you sure used it in many different ways. It is hard to pick a favorite, but I must say they all look great. You also had some super quotes. Nice picks. Happy new week. hugs-Erika

Anke said...

Fantastic cards with this wonderful stamp, Cath.


pearshapedcrafting said...

Oooh! I definitely have stamp envy here Cath! I have had my eye on that stamp for a while but it is still to find a home here! I love all of your cards - the bottom one is my favourite but really...all are beautiful! Hugs, Chrisx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Gorgeous card and I especially like the first one with it's colourful background. This is my VI favourite stamp set from this collection and is on my very long crafty wish list x

Jackie C said...

It must be contagious as I now have stamp envy!!Perfect for our Challenge! So glad that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Always Fun Challenges. Good luck hun and do come back again!
Jackie DT @AFC

Anne Wilding said...

Loving the CAS approach. Very successful project. Thanks for your entry at Mix It Up. Anne (DT )

rachel said...

So pretty - love the texture on the last one!Thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Many congratulations on being in the Top 3 over at Country View Challenges with all the beautiful texture that you created on your card 😀. Hugs, Jo x