Hello again, my friends! I have one last piece of that fabulous Pinkfresh prize to share with you today ... the first time stenciling I used those same colors from The Stamp Market that I used while stamping with Marcia:
Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Backgrounds brought to the forefront!
Pinkfresh has some gorgeous cling stamps! This one is called Mixed Blooms:
It really is a background stamp that deserves the mainstage!
After all the inking was done [5 layers] I brought out my old favorite scalloped die from Winnie & Walter to cut my panel and found a few more snippets to plant in this garden!
TEN inks were used for my next panel!!
Since it's a bit brighter than I'm comfortable with I added a smaller scalloped slip of vellum to calm it down a bit and provide a spot for another snippet bloom!
I just love those eyelet edge pieces - also PF from the very first release I won about 6 years ago! This sentiment can be found in the PF Detailed Leaf set.
Speaking of prizes, and backgrounds - I fell in love with another PF cling stamp that I borrowed from Marcia... called Magnolia Pattern. I stamped two and stenciled one while at her house. after coloring them and making into cards, I decided that this set just had to come home to mama! So I went in search: out of stock at PF, not yet available at Doodlebugs, I began to think I wouldn't find it. Aha! Simon had it - but by then I thought do I really need it? [Waffling while shopping is an art form around here even Tom is a pro!] So, I put it in my cart, then promptly took it out again. Here is the most surprising ending to this story: WITHIN SECONDS OF CLOSING THAT CART A NEW EMAIL ARRIVED!!! I had WON a $25 gift card from SSS from a recent release hop ... tell me this isn't KISMET!! Guess who got her background stamp AND the stencils in the mail yesterday?
Here are the cards I made using those I stamped at Marcia's...
This first one is stamped in black and stenciled with that set of inks from
The Stamp Market above.
Yes, this is all the set of stencils colors and I LOVE all the white space left!
But! THIS is the reason I had to make this stamp my own...
Stamped in black and PENCIL colored! May I just tell you it took six hours?
I could barely lift my arm by the time it was complete!
Someone on Instagram told me I have 'too much time at hand.'
To that I say: I use my time to keep my heart and mind happy - this did the trick.
If you've stayed with me all this time, I thank you and appreciate you more than I can even put into words! Who do you think puts this smile on my blog?