Saturday, February 7, 2015

Jumping Back In....


Ok it's been a long time (no small exaggeration), but I'm jumping back into blogging with something a bit clean and simple. I'm playing along with the Papertrey Ink Anniversary challenges, and this card is for the Maile Belles Inspiration Challenge. It uses the 2010 Anniversary set Botanical Silhouettes, as well as Calendar Basics for the sentiment. It was inspired by the technique Maile used for this card:

I was also inspired by the fact that Maile's new series is all about watercolors - so I used a watercolor stamping technique of inking up the flower stamp with a couple different Distress Inks (Seedless Preserves and Worn Lipstick) and misting it with water. I then splattered some of the same inks onto the entire front of the card.


Special thanks to the Farm Girls (you know who you are) for giving me an extra bit of incentive I needed to get back in the stamping saddle again!

6 comments:

Linda said...

Beautiful take on Maile's card.

victoria h said...

Beautiful card

joy said...

Hi! Good to see you back. I love this pretty card. Maile's new stamps are fabulous.

Marcia HIll said...

This is SO pretty! I love the colors you used...just perfect for that flower stamp! And it definitely looks like a Maile card...well done! :0)

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

It's so lovely to have you back.
Beautiful cards. I am especially drawn to the second card, so pretty.
Wishes
Lynne

Birgit said...

These are fabulous! Love the colors on both but the second one really caught my attention. I'm so enjoying the use of orange lately. Glad your back to join in on the fun!