So today I promised you some crafty stuff and I have kept my promise! I spent the night (and early hours of the morning!) in my studio yesterday playing with some new stamps I got from one of my Facebook friends. This little set is so versatile, I love it! I love to see how many different uses you can get from one set of things or how you can do basically the same thing but make it look completely different by giving it a little twist, so here goes!
Firstly, in colour, using my Promarkers to colour in the elements....
Then in Monotone, again using Promarkers, I used the Warm Grey set for this one...
For this one I over stamped using the fading ink colour to create the impression of shadowy trees, you need a really juicy ink pad for this effect as some will go patchy or run out completely and ruin your card (I managed 3 impressions here!) For this kind of stamp where you have a very solid area I prefer that too, I find my own brand of ink pads work the best for this, I used the chocolate brown for the colour card and the black in the monotone card, here you can see I've stamped the same stamp with some of my favourite ink pads for comparison:
I've even left my messy smudges in so you can see I haven't messed with it! The Memento is what I used to use for everything, but you can see my ones are even darker than that! they make such a lovely clear impression - love!
I also done some fun experiments with my Kuretake alcohol inks which I will blog in the next day or two, once again my manicure is ruined but it was SO worth it, they really are fun!
Thank you to everyone for your lovely messages yesterday, I'm feeling much brighter :o)