Good Morning Ladies,
How are you all? Have you been enjoying the sunshine 🌞, we had another sunny day yesterday, it sounded like everyone in the village couldn't wait any longer to get their lawnmowers out, one started and then one by one a chorus of mower engines began. I think that they might have seen the weather forecast on Countryfile on Sunday evening, it's not looking great for the next week or so, today wasn't forecast to be as lovely as it turned out to be, believe me they all made the most of it, we couldn't because Paul left for work at 6am and didn't get back until late, so our lawn is looking like our Hair, very long and out of control!! 🤣😂
Now on today's card, I bought a few Julie Hickey stamps after seeing Hazel Eaton demonstrate them on Hochanda, the one I used today was smaller than I thought, so it has sat in my 'new' box waiting to be used. I got it out today determined that I was going to use it, so this is what I came up with.
The stamp is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, so not huge, what I decided to use the floral element of the stamp and repeat stamp it into each corner, the size I cut my card to make it so that the images fit around it perfectly was 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch. I placed the stamp in my platform and used low tack tape to cover the part of the frame I didn't want inked, once I inked the floral corner I removed the tape and stampex the image, I then rotated the card and repeated the process 3 more times. I decided to colour the flowers with my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers, the colours I used turned out to be very bright, butI liked how it turned out when it wS finished, those pens have such a fine brush tip it was easy to get into those tiny flowers. I searched through my stamps to find a nice big sentiment to pop in the centre. I added a few of Julie Hickey's 'Glossies' resin dots here and there to finish the card. A bit of matting and layering and and that was the card finished. A bit brighter than usual but it will make someone smile 😃 !
I hope that you all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all of you,