I could not believe it, when I looked through draft posts, I came across this particular one where I had written that this was one of Crafty Individuals new releases…. except they have since released a whole new crop of stamps, tell me, where do the weeks go that this is no longer one of the new stamps!!
This stamp, CI-411 brought to mind country cottage gardens,aiming for a shabby feel with a mix of natural textural elements.
It was by pure chance I happened upon the stamping surface I used as it wasn’t what I initially hand in mind. This was a panel of found paper which I had prepared for another project (but never actually used). I liked the effect of the brush strokes, giving a distressed appearance to the stamped image. On receiving the new stamps CI-410 jumped out at me especially for the lovely sentiments so I had to use one immediately which I stamped onto a wood panel I roughly painted. Some of the natural elements:- jute, burlap, balsa and driftwoodI dipped into the same stamp which the sentiment came from to stamp the lovely butterfly, I know, I should have stamped a dragonfly to match the sentiment. Thank You for your visit to my Blog today.
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25 Aug 2014 30 Comments