Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Thistle be the best day ever!

I had a little time to stamp over the weekend and pulled out this Thistle set from Ellen Hutson that I picked up a while back and haven't had a chance to ink up yet.

Sometimes it's fun to just play a bit with no plan in mind.

For this card I inked up my images, spritzed with water, stamped off once and then onto a watercolor panel.  I used a lighter green for the stems and pink for the flowers.

Then I inked the stamps a second time using a darker green for the stems and a purple for the flowers.  This time I used a very light spritz (highly recommend the Tim Holtz sprayer as it gives you a lot of control over the amount of water being spritzed) and did not stamp off.  

After the flowers were dry, I thought it needed a little something else, so I added some quick sketch marks using a journaling pen.  I also added a simple strip of stitching to the left side of the panel and sentiment from the Snailed It set.

That's all for me today.  I'll be back tomorrow with my January reading recap!

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  1. Simply beautiful...just love that sweet sentiment!

  2. This is soooooo lovely!! I just love it so! My kind of flowers to stamp--simple and ready to rock in a very simple manner. Love how this looks, MP! :)