Well I couldn't resist having a quick play with one of my new stamps last night! I am sure I have issues as I swing between manic eagerness to use new craft stuff or on the contrary trying to preserve it in it's new state for as long as possible haha. This poppy stamp I couldn't wait to ink up but I have other stash still in its packaging that I occasionally take out, stroke it, ooh and aah over it then put it back unused... wonder if there is a condition for this?
Tried to keep it simple, didn't really want to distress the sentiment but I was so tired (and impatient) and just wanted to get the card finished last night, when I put the sentiment on the card stock looked a bit creamy so rather than print another one off and waste a whole sheet of card I decided to distress it with Tim Holtz ink.
The Hero Arts Poppy stamp I first inked with gradient Versacolor Mocha Truffle, I then inked an Anitas stamp with some script and love hearts on it in a darker brown, with the ink still wet on both stamps I "dabbed" the script stamp onto the poppy stamp to transfer some of the darker brown ink onto it, stamped it onto white card stock and coloured with chalks.
The pink card stock is K and Co Bailey Mat pad (love these and this is one which I couldn't bear to cut into when I first got it).
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Polkadoodles - Hearts or flowers or both LOL