It's time for a new challenge over Stamping Sensations and our theme this time is 'Close to Nature.'
Here's the card that I've made:
Now we are very generously sponsored this month by the lovely Lesley Wharton from Chocolate Baroque. The prize that Lesley is offering is their fabulous 'Wild Meadow 'A4 stamp set, along with a sheet of 'Cling a Ling' to mount them on. It just so happens that the Wild Meadow set was the first set of stamps that I ever bought from Chocolate Baroque, many moons ago and so I decided to make my cards with some of those stamps today.
I started by creating my background using Fossilized Amber Distress Ink, Adirondack Peach Bellini and Memento Nautical Blue. My mountains were made using Memento Tuxedo Black. Once I was happy with my background, I then used Versafine black Onyx to stamp the silhouette flowers. I also used second generation stamping to give more of a sense of depth. I do love using Versafine ink as it gives such a clear image but unfortunately, it does smudge quite easily, so for this reason, I heat embossed the flowers with a clear embossing powder to set the image. I then used Adirondack Water Melon around the top of my card, then Nautical Blue followed by Tuxedo Black around the bottom. Had I not heat embossed my card, then this would have been the point where it all went wrong. The sentiment that I've used is by Andy Skinner.
This card makes me think of warm Summer days and I hope that it might inspire you to join us in this month's challenge.
All the details of our challenge rules can be found here
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That's all from me for now, so I'll wish you a happy and peaceful day x