In the Apr/May/June issue of The Stampers’ Sampler I have a variety of pieces published, some I’ve shared already. I also had this trio of cards, featuring Oxford Impressions beautiful Bee Happy stamp set. This trio was made on the back of some samples I made for Suzanne at the time of their release, so they are definitely not recent! To see the trio of cards published made me smile because it is such a lovely stamp set and I so enjoyed working on the cards.
The colours were selected to represent lavender and honey even though I didn’t use a lavender stamp! I wanted a collection of textures:- kraft cardstock, tissue paper, pressed flowers, lace, raffia, wood……Along with the maiden from the Bee Happy set and lots of other supporting stamps, I also dipped into other Oxford Impressions sets, something I love to do with O.I. stamps is mix ‘n’ match. The stamped flowers bring a delicate colour to balance the kraft and also to tell the story of the bees and honey.No extra colour was added to the flower, simply worked with the wet ink from stamping the flower .A flutter of pressed petals bring a little something extra to the background.A little stamped element layered to the background panel.As tends to be the case with me, a cluster of this and that, most often, whatever might be lying around from previous projects.
The lilac panel was Kraft painted with PaperArtsy Frescos.
The second card.The maiden, stamped onto tissue paper. A cluster formed from a stamped postal mark, paper flower with wooden button and a scrap of polka dot fabric, adhered to a scrap of vintage crochet lace.Different flowers but stamped in the same way as card number one.Bees buzzing amongst the blooms.A sweet sentiment.The final card with the ink of the stamped flowers allowed to bleed. Many thanks for your visit to this blog post.
Have a great week. I certainly hope to be sharing another blog post soon. I have a few drafted, trying to catch-up with items I would normally have shared by now.
18 Jul 2016 14 Comments
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