Saturday, 11 June 2016

Spotlight On Roses CTS#176

Looking for something different to showcase the stamping side of the Rose Wonder stamps (because I think we may have already seen how wonderful the Rose Garden Thinlets are!!) it occured to me to try two-step stamping. I was planning to use it for a class, but found the ink on photopolymer is a bit hit-&-miss, if you don't use the correct technique every single time and that might be frustrating for class members. I decided to try just sketching a block with a Project Life pen and ruler, and water colouring the inside of the rectangle.
I didn't mind that the pen doesn't end neatly at the corners, but I will suggest that the girls might prefer to use a Framelit to guide them if that bothers them. I didn't think of it when I was playing!!!

The colours I used were Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Emerald Envy and Crushed Cucumber. Because I wanted a greeting to fit into a narrow banner, I took Birthday Blossoms and used the birthday sentiment from that stamp.
Sketch #176 by Sam Simpson at Case This Sketch actually started this inspiration, and helped me tick something off my 'to-do' list.

I'm actually still enjoying some rose blooms in my garden, even though we are in the first month of winter in Australia. We do have reasonably mild winters in my part of Melbourne. July is the month to prune here, and that will be another job for my 'to-do' list. I love being busy!

Have a lovely weekend,
Cheers, Rachel


  1. This is beautiful! I just saw that Just Us Girls has a spotlight challenge and if you do another, it would be perfect for it!

  2. Oh, this is so cool! Great take on the sketch!

  3. Love the focus with the colored portion of the flower. Really neat effect.


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