Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Todays set is more gentle and although I have put a sympathy sentiment in the mix I wanted a set that could be used for lots of accessions that need something gentler. Therefore I have included a range of sentiments in this mix that could be used in this or any situation.
The mix of elements in this set are really useful as well, I have included the outlines of the leaves as well as a solid stamp this allows you to make the look I have here. What I have done is to stamp the solid leaves in a colour then stamp over them with the detail stamp in archival black. This gives an easy build background or statement piece.
I have used the technique in this card for the background strip I have then used the central panel, coloured with a stunning range of Acyrlic drawing inks I have on the show on saturday.
As we all need, as card makers, a sympathy set I wanted this to be useful for other occasions so have included a second panel that is with a hand drawn sunflower, not a traditional sunflower but a flower that reminded me of the sun once I had drawn it.
Just a quick note on these sets I have been informed that stocks for craft shops should be ready next week so they should start appearing! Also as these were hand drawn the frames are supposed to be sketchy, they are not designed to be perfect squares as I really wanted that hand drawn look.
Another new set tomorrow!