The boys have been home sick again all week, so I was in need of a soft and feminine diversion when I sat down to stamp last night. I pulled out an old favorite My Mind's Eye paper pad and got to work cutting all the layers and sponging with pumice stone ink. After I was done with that I stamped the birthday sentiment from Poppy Birthday on the partial stitched circle. Then I realized I had stamped it the wrong direction to fit with the sketch, so had to swip-swap the banners and circle on my sample. No worries, though, it worked out a-ok! :)
Next I stamped the scribble poppies from the set in blushing bride onto die cuts from the coordinating Build a Poppy Die Set , shabbied them up a bit with a paper distresser, a little pumice stone ink and layered them with dimensionals. I did the leaves the same way, adding a hint of blushing bride ink, then tucking them up top over the silver thread nest. I finished with a little piercing across the smoky slate layer, then accenting with some shiny silver flatback pearls.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a fabulous start to your Labor Day weekend!
|Viva la Verve September Wk 1 Sketch|
Stamps: Poppy Birthday (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Follow Your Heart: Be Happy (MME), smoky slate (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: blushing bride (SU!), pumice stone (Ranger Distress), black archival (Ranger)
Accessories: Build a Poppy Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), silver thread, silver flatback pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), paper piercer, paper distresser