We are somewhere between winter and spring (which will generally take all March...):The weather here is constantly grey: no matter if it is dry or rainy, the sky is covered with clouds and the ground is grey with melting snow and ice. My grey background has been stamped with leftover rubber from cutting out unmounted rubber stamps. I attached the strips to an acrylic block with Tack'n Peel and spread Weathered Wood on them with an ink blender. After stamping the flowers I bleached out the grey inside them with water. The flowers were coloured with Inktense pencils and Covered with some Glossy Accents. Then I realized, that the off white background wasn't white enough for the flowers! At first I thought I couldn't do anything about it because the Glossy was already there, but ended up adding some white sharpie on top of the Glossy Accents.
sunnuntai 8. maaliskuuta 2015
I wasn't expecting to see my snowdrops before the end of March, but we have been having an extraordinary warm time in Finland these few last weeks, and the first flowers are out! I decided to make an ATC in their honour, with the date of course, so I might be able to make a comparison next year :) i am entering this ATC for the Stampotique Designers Challenge (Use numbers), the Country View challenge (Anything goes), the SimonSaysStamp Monday challenge (a hint of clover) and the Unrulypaperarts challenge (I should be so lucky). Lucky for the flowers, but also lucky to have got my hands on a typewriter! This was the first text I typed to try if the age old ink tape still worked.