Woohoo.. post number 150!  That’s 150 different creations I have created and shared with you all.  Now we are on the new blog you will need to visit my old blog to visit all my previous creations – but don’t worry I’ve added a permanent link to the top toolbar so you can always go and have a browse.

Today’s creation is using the fabulous stamps that come free with the latest issue of Creative Stamping magazine.  They are a lovely Summer themed set this time and as ever they stamp with the greatest detail of any expensive brand stamp you would use.

Creative Stamping free stamp set

These are a lovely mix of pretty summery designs.  The flower corner is a really handy stamp – and I just love the sign too.

I went a bit stamping mad with my first one – I think I was on a mission to use as many stamps as I could in one panel!

I started by cutting my cardstock so it was a square panel that would fit onto a 6×6″ card blank with a border.

I stamped the lady in the centre.  I’ve used Archival Jet Black ink throughout.  Next I stamped the gazebo, I didn’t have any proper masking stuff to hand so I cut an offcut of card to cover her flower basket and stamped the gazebo over the top so it didn’t overstamp.  There’s a little gap, but by the time the piece was finished, it really didn’t notice.

Next I stamped the topiary trees on the right and the flower basket and urn Yellow lady picking flowersto the left.  I then took a fineliner pen and drew in a horizon line.  The final stamped pieces was the flower at the top and along the bottom.

I wanted to have a vibrant light colour in my piece so I picked out my Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks.  These are lovely to use and the little brush allows for fine detail and as they are waterbased you can blend the colours in a lovely way.

I knew I wanted her dress to be yellow – so that was where I started and then I carried the colour into the flowers at the top and the bottom too.  I added some orange highlights into her dress and blended with the yellow

I worked my way round colouring the piece, and as I accidentally caught some of the background with some green, that made the decision to put some green marks rather than leaving it white – which I think worked better in the end.

You can see Creative Stamping free stamp sethere some of the closup of that orange blended into the yellow which I was really pleased with in the end!

You will be seeing more pieces created with these stamps – I already have a different card design lined up for tomorrow’s blog.  They are a fun set to play with!

Happy Crafting




Products used today

Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks

Archival Jet Black inkpad

Stamps from Creative Stamping magazine





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