Wednesday, 12 March 2014
A Heart Full of Flowers
Hello everyone... hope you're having a lovely week. I'm spending much of it on trains up and down the country again but I'm glad you enjoyed yesterday's Steam(punk) train!
I'm here with a quick Artistic Outpost creation using the lovely Flower Market stamp set - new to me, and oh so pretty!
I used one of the wooden hearts you can get in trios from PaperArtsy (if you want to know what I did with the other two, you can see them at PaperArtsy tomorrow evening, all Lynne Perrella'd up!).
First step for this one was a coat of green Fresco paints, Hey Pesto and Sage combined. Then I added some Crackle Glaze, and a top coat of Snowflake.
I brushed on some of the leftover green paints around the edges, as well as adding some Distress Ink for further shading.
The flower market and honey stamps are both stamped in Potting Soil Archival ink.
I love the beautiful vintage fonts and flourishes.
And the lavender (I'm pretty sure it's lavender) around the edges is stamped in Olive...
... as are the two little flowers at the top...
... (identification welcome from any botanists out there!).
And so that you can hang it up without any fear of dull rotations... I did exactly the same on the reverse!
Interestingly, the surface of the heart must be slightly different on the back, as - if you look closely - you can see the crackle worked completely differently, despite me - as far as I can tell - doing pretty much exactly the same thing both sides.
A simple make really, but with stamps this lovely, sometimes simple is all you need!
If you've been using Artistic Outpost stamps in your creations, then do come and share your work with us in the March Referral Programme - we love seeing what you get up to with these beautiful stamps!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I'll see you soon either here, or elsewhere in Craftyblogland.
Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.
With weathered crackle being one of my favourite methods of ageing and distressing for a shabby chic look, I'd like to enter this in D for Distress over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.