Saturday, 16 May 2015

Sunday at Gissing

 Some of the cards from last Sunday at Gissing playing with Moira's Hobby Art stamps and Janet's Claritystamps - always a lovely time with crafty friends, , different stamps to play with , plenty of coffee,  cake and chat - what more could you want? One day I will actually remember to take a photo of all our cards, they all come out totally different!
This first one was right up my street, and uses distress inks, promarkers  to colour the larger leaves in , Hobby Art reeds and grasses stamp. Moira's sample version also used one of the birds - I left the bird out but stamped the feathery grass twice instead. I splashed water over the bottom part of the card and blotted it to try to give a watery effect

Being on a brusho kick at the moment I did a different more CAS version - I got the stamps first, so had time to play while everyone else caught up with all the inking for the background

Janet's sample used the new shepherds purse stamp from Claritystamp, with a masked and inked panel background done first.
I did two versions, one using distress inks and the stamp randomly stamped in a slightly darker yellow across the panel before removing all the masking tape and stamping the flower again in black archival ink across the panel. A wavy line round the edge of the panel and the flowers bleached out where they crossed the inked panel.
Second version used the brusho powders for the background, had to be careful not to over spritz the water to make sure the colour didn't seep under the masking tape.


  1. All fab cards, Veronica, I love the way they all look so different! You did an amazing moon on the first one, I think the brushos one is my favourite

  2. Sorry I've missed some of your recent posts but having caught up I must say I love the new Hobby Art stamps but so far have resisted temptation - not sure for how long though!! These cards are brilliant and I'm sure you had a great time with like minded friends creating them all.


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