Hello everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. It's been really lovely here, warm and sunny the whole time for once!
We have a new challenge today over at Make My Monday and this week I picked the theme and I chose a favourite of mine, NATURE. I hope you like my inspiration.
I made my background paper first with a square of thick watercolour
paper which I sprayed with water and then swiped on Distress Stains in
Crushed Olive, Shabby Shutters, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed and
Dried Marigold. I dried this off and then stamped on the large fern leaf
sprig from the Hero Arts Fern stamp and die set with VersaFine Spanish
Moss. I stamped some on scrap paper first for a faded effect.
I cut a slightly larger square of recycled greyboard and inked round the
edges with Distress Embossing Ink then heat embossed with Fran-tage
Aged Green Embossing Enamel. I distressed the edges of my background
paper with an emery board and added this to the greyboard panel.
I stamped the kingfisher on thick smooth cartridge paper with Memories
black ink and then coloured him with Tombow markers and pastel pencils. I
cut him out to leave a narrow off white border.
I made the distressed panel by applying Tumbled Glass Distress ink to a
rectangle of the cartridge paper direct from the pad and then stamped on
the Kaisercraft Wood Panel stamp with Weathered Wood DI and embossed
with the Cuttlebug distressed stripes folder and swiped the ink on the
The embellishments were made by stamping the fern with the moss ink and
the dragonflies with VersaFine Deep Lagoon. I then coloured the 2
dragonflies with Tombow markers then cut them out with the die and
sponged with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with sparkly powder. The
fern was die cut and because of the large white areas left, I sponged on
some Crushed Olive DI to make them blend in.
I assembled the panel as you see with a mix of double sided and foam tape. I finished off with some twisted green chiffon ribbon.
I hope you can join in as we'd love to see your interpretation of the theme.
Have a great week,
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