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Sketchy Flowers Card with Farida

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Hello lovelies, Farida here. Nice to see you again here on the blog. Thanks for coming over. If you know me, you know that I love flowers and butterflies a lot. So I was pretty excited to get the new Sketchy Flowers #3 stamp set.  I started with inking a card sized white cardstock with my currently favourite colour combo in yellow and light pink. And use the oxide reaction by sprinkling some water over it.  For the next step I stamped some flowers from the Sketchy Flowers #3  stamp set with an alcohol friendly inkpad and used my Triblend Alcohol Markers to colour them in.  As I coloured in the stamps I got the idea to divide the background panel. So I grabbed rectangle die  out of my stash and some foam tape to glue it back a bit raised. Before glueing on the foam tape I decided to add some more interest to the panel. So I grabbed a Happy Birthday Sentiment and the little dots from the Joy in a Jar stamp set. Together with some violet embossing powder I stamped and heat embo

Bookmark with Textured Birds by Priss

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Hi Sweeties!!!  Priss here today. How do you lead with the Summer? I'm really not a Summer Fan, so I spend the mornings playing with paints before it takes so hot. For today, I hope to inspire you with this bookmark with the lovely  Textured Birds I used the emboss resist technique with a stamp from the whole Mix a Sentiment 1 set, for the background.  I used embossing ink and superfine white embossing powders. To colour the background, I used Distress Oxide Sprays in Blue, Yellow, and Pink. Then I sprayed some mica pigments onto a  leaf   stencil and used the stencil as a stamp to create another layer of colour and shine. Then I stamped, here and there, some of my favorites Grungy Stuff stamps and the dots that came on the Textured Birds set, with different colors. For the composition, I just took some scraps of paper and this gorgeous bird. I coloured the bird with my shine watercolours (I love them). With the same background and techniques, I created some ATCs for a litt

Message for a friend by Angie Coomber

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 Hi arty friends,  How are you? I hope you're all well. I was looking through my stamp collection and realised I hadn't used my "You rock" set very much. I was also really inspired by Suzanne's Zine tutorial on YouTube so I thought I'd make a little zine to send to a friend. I started by stamping the quotes on a piece of paper - I like to use cream paper or old book pages so the quote isn't such a stark white on the page. I had made a few zines using gel prints on a recent camping trip and chose a brightly coloured pink/orange one. I decided to stamp flower images on scrapbook paper using embossing ink and white embossing powder, then cut them out. I also cut out the quotes I was going to use. Next I used embossing ink and gold embossing powder to add some background stamping to the pages of the zine. Finally I glued the flowers onto the pages, added the quotes and edged the pages with Distress Ink. A little gesture goes a long way, don't you agree? Un

Grungy Botanical Tags by Ellie Knol

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I LOVE how these two tags turned out. As I go through the pictures, I will comment on how I created them.  Using a gelliprint of mainly red and blue; made with the use of the  Grungy Swirls  stamp; to adhere to a tag, is where it started.   Background stamping with the foliage from  Pencil Marks #1 , and the  Grungy Sequins , in the same color as the main flower gives some balance to the composition.  Fussycutting the main flower and adding a litlle bit of color to it. I removed the stems from both flowers, and a leaf from the biggest flower to fit the composition.   Using words from  Mix A Sentiment #1  adds another element to the tags. Of course I had to use a white acrylic marker to highlight some of the stamping and colors. Both flowers are from the  Antique Botanicals  stamp set.  I like the way these stamp sets work together, the sketchy and the vintage ones.  A close up of the smaller flower.  Stamping with script from  Mixed Media Marks  with Memento Sweet Plum in the backgroun

Art Journal page Textured Bird

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  Hi, I'm Vero (@ Vero.kt) and I welcome you to today's inspiration. How's everybody ? I've been playing with     Mixed media marks  ,   Pencil marks # 2 ,   Round in circles    and  Textured Birds   to create a  page in my little art journal. I hope you like it. I started by cutting watercolor paper into a square, 4x4 inch format, adding color with pigments. To speed up the drying process, help me with a dryer.  To add texture, use multiple stamps with inks in shades similar to the background. To integrate, with embossing, which also brings light to the page. Finally I color with watercolor pencils the bird, the protagonist of my page. Now I leave you some photos with details of the project.I hope you like it as much as I do when making them. Here are the Rubber Dande Stamps I used: Mixed media marks Pencil marks # 2 Round in circles Textured Birds I hope you enjoyed and don't forget to visit regularly. The team has amazing inspirations every day, just for you. Ver