Happy Midsummer! Last weekend was Midsummer in Finland, and it's one of the biggest celebrations of the year. There is as much congestion on the roads as there is for Christmas. People travel to their summerhouses and the cities are as good as empty of people. Many people also start their four week summer holiday at Midsummer. According to folklore, if you pick 7 different flowers on Midsummer night and sleep with them under your pillow, you will dream about the person you are going to marry, so I was inspired by flowers for my card for this week's STAMPlorations Inspiration post.
I started by stamping the beautiful horse with his beautiful flower decorations from Deepti's Live, Love, Ride stamp set (note that this stamp set is currently out of stock and not visible anywhere while Shery is migrating the STAMPlorations store over to the new domain but I'm hoping it will be back in stock later as it's one of my favourites). I watercoloured the image using Distress Inks. Then, I masked the image and inked the same colours of Distress Ink through Sanna's Fairy Tale Forest stencil to create a magical floral background. Last, I stamped one of the sentiments from Live, Love, Ride.
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Stamps: STAMPlorations Live, Love, Ride
Stencil: ARTplorations Fairy Tale Forest
Ink and colouring: Distress Inks, Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black
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