Monday, 15 September 2014

Lovely Lanterns

Today & Everyday is one of my new stamp sets, and this is the last stamp of the three that I have used. First was the Vespa here. A little secret I will share with you, riding a Vespa in Italy is on my bucket list. Then I made a card with the dolls.

Come to think of it, this is sort of a multi-cultural stamp set, with these Chinese Lanterns, an Italian Vespa and the Russian Babushka dolls.

I wanted a card that was  a bit 'different' for this terrific sketch by Sam Simpson, at CAS(E) This Sketch. I tried out a couple of  arrangements of banners, but didn't really want to hide the lanterns too much. I was hoping that it would look similar to sheer curtains. I settled on this single banner with a scattering of hearts in silver, which echo the narrow line of silver foil which surrounds the Whisper White layer. The stamping has been done in black Momento ink, my absolute favourite black ink now. It stamps clearly and cleans off with the regular Stampin' Mist® Stamp Cleaner. The sentiment comes from Happy Congratulations.

 For the colouring I used the lightest shade of three shades of Blendabilities: Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral and Rich Razzleberry. They are so much fun to use, but I can only see well enough in daylight unfortunately. Today & Everyday is probably a good stamp set to choose to practise using Blendabilities, and watercolouring with Stampin' Write Markers (which I used on the Vespa). The images would also look lovely stamped in a single colour, such as Real Red or Night Of Navy.

Now, don't forget to click on the link to check out what the design team made, and all the other submissions for this challenge.



1 comment:

  1. Oh, this is beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch!


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