Ask most stampers and they will immediately associate paper dolls with Character Constructions stamps but Catherine Moore has also some of the most beautiful nature themed illustrations. A stamp which has been on my Wish List for the longest time, I do mean a long time, I finally received this year, this beautiful collage stamp of woman and birds, from Inner Child, Plate No. 7
(All stamps on the cards are from Character Constructions including:- branch, egg, wings, label)
For the first card and another, I decided to play around, adding wings to her so she might fly off with the sweet birds who gather around her.
The wings are from The Beekeeper’s Tea Plate No. 7)
Just as a bird gathers items to create her nest, I gathered tiny fragments of bark, stained muslin and rusted fabric, layering with this sweet stamped label.Suspending from the tree branch, a spotted egg. I like that, by chance, the background mimics the mottled pattern of the egg.The same walnut ink crystal solution used on all the cards but for this card, applied in a different way, giving a much softer result.I had stained the watercolour paper and after stamping, I noticed that the placement of the stamped image gives the impression of a setting, or rising sun or moon behind her. That was just by chance.The same branch stamp as on the first card, this time clustered.
The egg nestling in the nest.Card No. 3Again, working with the same stamps, just a matter of whether she got her wings or not!
Card No. 4It wouldn’t surprise me if I used this stamp for Christmas cards, with the little tag declaring peace, it would make a lovely Christmas design.
I wonder if any of you still have stamps on your Wish List that you have wanted since your earliest days of stamping?
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19 Apr 2016 21 Comments
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