Good morning, Claire here with a couple of projects featuring this months beautiful new stamps. Did you get your's when Lesley was on Hochanda? If not you're going to have to wait a little while as they are exclusive to Hochanda for 10 days but they'll be available at Chocolate Baroque very soon!
My first project features a real mix of stamps to create this wallhanging, I had saved the packaging from a calendar and thought this corrugated card would make a perfect backing for a little scenic stamping. I began by spritzing the card with water so that I could pull off the top layer and then applied acrylic paint here and there.
Next I cut 3 squares of watercolour card and stamped all the images to create the impression of a winding stream. I spent a happy couple of hours painting the scene with distress inks before distressing the edges with a little Vintage Photo distress ink. I added some scraps of cheesecloth, faux moss, paper flowers and a hessian bow topped with a button.
My second project today is a little album made with the envelope from my calendar, waste not want not as the saying goes lol. The envelope was folded into 3 and that gave me the idea of making a mini album. I cut pieces of white pearlescent card to fit all the sides of the envelope and spritzed them randomly with Dylusions inks. I was quite pleased with the result as I'm quite heavy handed and usually just make a big mess with spray inks lol.
Next I added lots of stamping using versamark and white embossing powder to contrast with the vivid colours of the inks. I used a white pen to add some faux stitching around all the panels and then glued with to my envelope, sandwiching some rainbow ribbon for a closure.
I cut lots of little die cut tags and again added lots of stamping and rainbow ribbon.
As you can see I've had lots of fun with the new stamps, I hope you're enjoying them too.
Thanks so much for visiting today,