Hello and welcome!
It's the start of a new challenge over at the Allsorts challenge blog, Lynn is hosting this week and her theme is "I Love......". Hope you will join us and share what you love with us. As always we have a great prize on offer, this week it's a surprise bundle kindly donated by Oakwood Archer and a second prize of an Oakwood Archer stencil. By the way, if you are looking to add some new Spring Stamps to your collection, Oakwood Archer will be releasing their new Spring stamps and stencils on "the Craft Store" TV February 21st at 9am and 1pm (UK times).
And here is what I love:
Stencils of course, no surprise, they've become my favorite type of tool over the last few years. And then of course Penny Black stamps including this gorgeous Orchid and the large sentiment. And then my favorite type of inks: Distress inks.
Using a stamp positioner (a necessity for Brushstroke stamps, I think) I inked the beautiful stamp Gentle Whisper using Distress inks/ Oxides. Here I used Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Vintage Photo on the leaves/stem. Then Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Blueprint sketch on the flower. My Distress markers are pretty much all useless now so I just used the ink pads and that's why you see some shades of green mixed in on the blossom, but I like the effects. I do try to wipe off any extra ink with a paper towel but it's not possible to remove it all.
When using these stamps, I don't add all the colors at once, I start with a base inking then simply add more ink as I go and that's why a stamp positioner comes in so handy as this would be impossible otherwise. At some point I lightly spritzed with water too for a better coverage.
The large sentiment is from Penny Black's set "Happy Wishes" (also on Amazon with free shipping), stamped using Versafine Onyx ink. Then I finished it off by stamping the script border on the left side. This is another one of my long time favorite stamps, retired from Whimsy Stamps. It was hard to get the script stamp stamped on straight and I'm not happy about it being crooked, but the rest of the card was complete so I just decided it will have to do.
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