I'd Pick You Twice

Can you OVER-use a stamp set? Sometimes, I make one card with a set and i'm ready to purge it--as if I've gotten the idea that I had for it out of my system and I'm done. But this set by Sheena Douglass (Wild Rose & Hibiscus from her Floral Fantasy collection) just keeps calling my name.

I stamped the hibiscus images in a pale, water-based ink and colored them in with the new Spectrum Aqua Markers from Crafter's Companion. I put lots of juicy color onto the paper and then touched the centers with a wet paintbrush. I loved the look, and in hindsight, wish I'd left them as is.

But I went on and stamped over the painted flowers and leaves with the outline images again, inking the stamps with the deepest color I'd used to color in the original image. I stamped the blooms over the original image, but I went a little nuts with the leaves.

I added an appropriate sentiment and added my panel to a simple kraft card base.

Sheena's Floral Fantasy Wild Rose & Hibiscus
Sentimentals Memories Are Made
Spectrum Aquas Spice, Marigold, Peach, Gold, Moss
Kraft Cardstock


Leslie Hanna said...

So pretty! I love that with the over-stamp you don't need to line it up. I'm all about crooked on purpose.

And so. many. words.

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birdsong said...

So cute!! Thanks for sharing!! and I LOVE your blog!