Friday, 26 February 2016

Thank you Lynnda


 This week I received a wonderful parcel in the post from Lynnda at Oak House Studio. A few weeks ago she hosted one of her very clever online One Stamp events. There were so many fantastic projects from people and I loved playing along, particularly as she chose one of my favourite stamps to play with - her lovely double daisy stamp, and I was lucky enough to win one her very generous prizes for contributing on the facebook page.

I am in inky heaven....but so far have not had a decent session to really play with the wonderful stamps and inks I won.
I was intrigued by one of the little stamps and I decided to have a quick play and create a card with just the stamp, household products and scraps.

Lynndas stamps are so well made, I didn't even need a mount. I decided to try beaching some scraps of coloured card. I applied mainly neat bleach with one of my handmade daubers. The more it dried the better the effect, but I must admit I was a bit disappointed with the results, perhaps I need to try some different types of card. But as I was short on time i used some of my test pieces to create a little floral basket.

Inspired by LESS IS MORE to create texture I used some scrap corrugated car to make the basket and CASology wants some distressing which was definitely the touch that was needed to make the basket a bit more interesting. I also used the paint, to paint slivers of paper for leaves and I paint distressed some card to stamp the message on (another stamp from my prize).

I wasn't sure there was enough texture so I suspended the a panel from rough string ......still not satisfied I tried adding some faux blind stitching round the edge.......I'm sure it would look better with some matts and layers but I wanted to stay true to C.A.S. if possible. Which is also the challenge this week at HIDING IN MY CRAFTROOM. 
Not sure it was a success but next time I will practice on some scraps first instead of being gung-ho and going straight for it .....especially while the glue was still wet....and it was still attached to the card!....slightly scary moment when I lifted up the ruler and half the flowers were attached to it!!!!!.....will I ever learn to be patient?.....unlikely ;-)


Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautifully done Diane and great idea for texture.
Super pretty and thanks for sharing at Less is More this week.

Esther said...

I think it looks great! Really pretty and the basket is the most fantastic texture.

Daffodil Cards said...

Such a pretty card, with beautiful texture.
Love your impatience, sounds a bit (a lot) like me!

Jacquie Southas said...

Fabulous technique & texture on your card! Thanks for joining us at the CASology challenge this week!

Chrissie said...

These blooms look beautiful Diane!
Super card.
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Very cleverly done, Diane! That isn't a technique I've seen before, but it certainly adds interest and texture! Fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Alison C said...

This is very pretty, I like the idea of it hanging on the front of the card. I have not tried these stamps so will have to go and have a look!

Anne said...

Sorry to be so late commenting, what a super prize Diane and a terrific texture card.
Thanks for joining our challenge
"Less is More"

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