Tuesday 24 March 2020

STAMPlorations Inspiration

How are you today? What a strange new world we live in. As of yesterday, the UK is more or less in lockdown. I have now been working from home for a week and a half, and I have to admit I'm rather liking it. I haven't done as much exercise as I did last week for years, and I have set up a little yoga studio in our conservatory. But we are very lucky as we have a big house in the countryside and lots of paths to walk or run on without running into too many people. But as you all, I'm so worried for what will happen, both in the short and long term. My closest family are all medical doctors and I worry for them so much. But I'm trying to tell myself that won't change the situation so I need to spend my time more productively than worrying. I find it hard to create at the moment as there are so many other things going on. But it's a great distraction, and I created this floral card for this week's  STAMPlorations Inspiration Post. For today's card, I was inspired by some of the new STAMPlorations stamps and stencils. I'm totally in love with the big bold new florals Shery created for the latest release, and I just keep using them over and over again. 

For my card, I started by inking Distress Ink through Helen's new Rubber Bands stencil in yellow and green. Then I splattered small droplets of ink onto the panel and left it to dry. I stamped the gorgeous large floral from Sweetly, watercoloured it with Distress inks and fussy cut it. Last, I added a black sentiment using Everyday Sentiments. I absolutely love this die set, as I find it's the perfect size for a card front if you want to keep the main focus on your image.

Stamps: STAMPloration Sweetly
Stencil: ARTplorations Rubber Bands
Dies: CUTplorations Everyday Sentiments
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks

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Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful stenciled background and gorgeous coloring of the flowers too.

MadeByMeghanK said...

So many gorgeous colors and great stenciling!

Germaine said...

Almost the whole rainbow in one card. So pretty!

sharon g said...

I like how you added the flowers to the cute steciling. NICE JOB

Dana M said...

Oh what a pretty card! Lovely colors and I love how the stenciling grounds the floral spray.

Dana M said...

Best wishes to you and your family! Such a lovely and happy card. Beautiful colors and composition.