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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

May our thoughts and well wishes strengthen you.

Ali (Alison Whelan) from Tonic Studios HQ had a spare one of the "Caring Thoughts" die and stamp set and I quickly said "yes please". I know it is an older die but both the stamped sentiment and the die cut sentiment that caught my eye - both moving and thought provoking. Then when I received the Autumnal Sprigs stamp sets, I knew I wanted to combine the two ...

... which is obviously just what I did. I began by drawing a rectangle on white watercolour card and stamped in opposite corners, layering by masking off elements. I then decided to cut the straight lines, straight but go around the floral elements. When this was done, it looked a little weird and ungrounded. I was so cross with myself that I actually threw the panel away. Luckily the next day a flash of inspiration entered, appeared, apparated (from goodness knows where but I am grateful for it's visit), and realised that if I mounted the panel, I could then stamp behind on the backing card ... 

Suddenly my sparse flower sprays looked fuller and natural, rather than over pruned. Hopefully you can see from the photo above what I am trying to explain. All the images were watercolored, (with, of course), my Nuvo Aquaflow pens.

I have stamped all the images with grey ink to give a softer feel to the line art.  Looking at the photographs now, if you changed the yellow for reds and winter, the floral images suddenly change to a winter/Christmas feel ... uuummmm, another thing to try and add to my "to do when I can" list!

What's on your crafty "to do" list? Do share and help add more to mine 😆

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Products used:

Crafting by designs - anything goes
Crafty Creations - anything goes
Crafty Addicts - anything goes/use die cuts
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
World Wide Open Design - anything goes


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Lou
Gr Karin

Wanda said...

Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Wanda DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Annette Stapylton said...

This is gorgeous work. Love it.
Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge