Ooh you know how it is when you have an idea in your head and it doesn't turn out how you'd planned? Well this time it did!!!
I've been thinking of a design using the Growing Green stamp set and finally today went for it! Chrissie and Mandi are on week three of their new challenge blog Less is More and their theme this week is Spring. Now to me, Spring has always arrived once I see pink blossoms on the trees. It's also a special time of year for a dear friend of mine so I've made this card with her in mind.
I've used Crumb Cake card as my base and rounded off the bottom corners with the Corner Rounder Punch. Then I went for it.........I stamped the image using Melon Mambo ink and then using the Aqua Brush and a little water painted the image using Melon Mambo ink and Whisper White ink. If you've not tried this before, just close your ink pads, squeeze the lid to the base and open to find a small amount of ink pressed in to the lid. Use this as your palette and away you go. I've tried this lots of times before but never with the white pigment ink. i'll be trying it again as I love the effect.
Once done I stamped the sentiment from So Happy for You in Melon Mambo ink and added a wavy line using the Melon Mambo Marker, I almost drew a straight line but figured a natural image needed a more natural line!
I had intended to get the instructions up today for my Butterfly Prints class but my Father in Law has been admitted to hospital and to be honest I wasn't in the mood for it. I promise to get them up in the next few days.