Well I saw the TLC challenge and slunk down in my chair because I have never liked acrylic block stamping but when I saw Judy's sample and her explanation of what she did I thought "yes!" I will do that. So my first atempt with ink pads did not work for some reason even after misting, the ink would not come off the block. I then tried spray inks and water and stamped the entire panel as it was splashing up on the part I wasn't going to stamp anyway! When I was finished I was happy because it looked like a rainy sky (sort of). I had this stamp from Crissy Armstrong (Whimsy Stamps) that I have been wanting to use. I stamped it on the water/ink stamped background then again on white so I could color the image and cut it out! I even cut out the little flower and leaves! The grass area I was able to color with the Copics.
I used a spot/blotchy spot EF on the lavender panel, lined with yellow panel and mounted on a white card after wrapping with ribbon.
I kinda like it! Much better than I was thinking! I do need a sentiment but I ran out of time and couldn't think of one yet!...Might have to add it inside with a little die cut Hello on the front maybe...Tell me what you think!
Thanks for looking!
Date: Monday, March 9, 2015 GMT Views: 1253
Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 66402
Mon, Mar 09, 2015 @ 12:08 PM
So very adorable....love that pretty ribbon.
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Mon, Mar 09, 2015 @ 2:38 PM
Ok, Robin, I definitely want a day in your craft room playing with all your stamps!! Love this cute image, what a great one to colour, and, of course, your colour combinations are always fabulous!! Love this EF and your stamped acrylic block bg looks fantastic, as does the yellow ribbon - a beautiful card!!
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Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22650
Mon, Mar 09, 2015 @ 3:56 PM
I just had to grin when I saw that turtle's expression! Is he cute or what and love that hat. Your block stamping came out wonderful but I can relate to your experience so well. Not enough water, it just looks dusty, too much water and it floats off the table. I'm a float of the table person. I love the colors, again Robin, those wonderful feel good ones you always choose! Who wouldn't smile at seeing this one! Sentiment, it's fine as is and can be used for anything!