yes, slipped. and broken my self-imposed moratorium on purchases... but The Stamp Market is really hard to resist.
For the first stamping I brought out a few Distress Oxides inks*, and mounted a just a few of the Petal Perfection stamps onto acrylic blocks. My method today... very free, very loose, watery smooshed color. That panel was then left to dry, and these cards are the results of my efforts:
The rectangle window was cut using the EBE Essential Rectangles, then I used the negative on card two:
With all those leftover inks smooshed onto the acetate, what's a girl to do? Make another card, that's what!
This Ready to Bloom cover die deserves a close up …
I've lost another very wonderful friend recently … she really did take this last sentiment to heart, and I surely will cherish the memories we made together... love you, sweet friend!
*Distress Oxides: abandoned coral, tattered rose, scattered straw, and peeled paint.
These are ALL gorgeous!! What pretty colors and a wide array of BEAUTY!
I'm so sorry for your loss, Michele. She'll be always with you in your heart.
All three cards are beautiful and so are the memory sentiments. Glad you made 3 cards out of one ink smooshed background!
A beautiful set, Michele ... the colour palette is gorgeous ... you've showcased your new goodies wonderfully! I especially love that last one ... the tumble of tiny blooms is stunning ... and yes, a perfect sentiment. I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend ... may the lovely memories you made together continue to bring you comfort. Hugs across the miles, Anita :)
I typed a comment on my phone when I saw this (after I recovered from my swoon), but it appeared to disappear. So in case that is so, I said: "Wow. Wow. Wow, wow and wow. That is all." On a more somber note, I am so sorry about the loss of your friend. So glad that she was the kind that you describe. People like that are our life's gifts. So hard to lose them, but so glad we get to have them even for a while.
You didn't waste a drop of that ink, my friend! Three gorgeous cards! What a lovely memorial to your friend! Keep memories of her close in heart.
I did the same, Michele! And I'm going to go back to it again. Gotta use what I have! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous. The technique helps you create wonderful pieces. You highlighted your new goodies beautifully. Thank you for sharing. My heart goes out to you in the loss of your friend. I am so very sorry. I do hope the memories will bring you comfort and peace. Gentle hugs to you my friend.
When you break out the color you really make some amazing cards, Michele. Not that the gray ones are anything to sneeze at but I love color as you know so these cards really stole my heart. Where is that last sentiment from? Sorry for the loss of your friend but this is a great tribute.
Wow my dear, these are stunning! I've sorry you fell of the wagon, but it's all worth it in the end. Isn't it??
Ps. I meant to say that I'm sorry to hear of your recent loss. Your card is a beautiful tribute to her.
Wow, three gorgeous cards! So sorry for the loss of your dear friend.
so totally gorgeous!!
Also, so very sorry for your loss. These times of stress are hard enough without losing a dear friend.
Sending hugs mf
An incredibly beautiful post my friend. I am so sorry for your loss, but you have memorialized her in the way you do best through your art, and all 3 cards are STUNNING! I love every color you used...they work so beautifully together Michele!! Hugs. :0)
Each one is more gorgeous than the one before, M! You did a beautiful job of making your organic flow-y watercoloring look intentional! A HUGE WOW!! (One and two would be perfect for Twofer!!) Hugs, Darnell
Stunning array of delicious design elements and fabulous color. Each on is better than the last. I'll definitely be tryin out this color combo soon.
So sorry for your loss...so hard to say a final good-bye to a treasured friend. My heart goes out to you.
Michele, sorry to hear you've lost a friend. Hugs. Your playtime is GORGEOUS!!!!!
I would love to know the cover die you used!! These are so beautiful. I love the bright colors you used!
A beautiful card for what sounds like a beautiful friend, I'm so sorry to hear and am sending you big virtual hugs across the pond x ps You 'needed' those stamps to make these beautiful cards
MIchele, your cards are gorgeous. Love all of them, fabulous colours too! Great way to use all the parts. I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend!
Goodness Gorgeous! Wow, love the loose water coloring underneath the beautiful flower; and that cover die makes for gorgeousness too! Loving the coral color :o)
Such beautiful cards, Michele! Love each one of them. Sorry for your loss; may you treasure your happy memories of her!
The nicest slip I've seen - These are stunning and the colours are amazing! I can't stop looking at them
I'm glad you 'slipped' and made these purchases which lead to these gorgeous, from-the-heart cards. I'm just so sad about your loss...our loss...the world's loss. She is - and will always be - a special friend.
Hugs and love,
What artsy and unique cards. The loose 'colouring' and smooshing are fabulous and what a stunning and beautiful effect Michele x. Great use of the smooshed acetate too x.
I was so sad to read about your friend......you just hold onto those cherished memories x.
Splashy flowers and smooshy flowers are my favorite kind! Beautiful!
The Stamp Market products are definitely hard to resist. Your cards are gorgeous. I’m sorry for your loss.
You have completely blown me away with these Michele, my goodness!! Gorgeousness!! I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending you a big hug that I wish I could deliver in person.
So.much.gorgeousness! I am sorry for your loss--your card speaks volumes on your friendship and sweet memories.
Beautiful and artistic cards Michele! Being "loose" makes the most wonderful backgrounds. So sorry for your loss. xx
What a trio of beauties! Each one of them is floral perfection and I don't think I can pick a favorite! I tried to lockdown my craft fund purchases as well and then the Memorial Day Sale emails started coming through! Oh, well! : )
These are spashly, smooshy and gorgeous!
I am so very sorry for your loss, Michele...sending big hugs!
All three of your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love how you paired the rectangle die with these beautiful blooms and your color palette is perfect...once again, you have shown us how incredibly creative you are ~ xx
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