This is one of those last minute inspirations, started with 2 hrs to go till the challenge I want to enter closes. Hope we make it (nothing like last minute hey Ruth!!).
Stamped and white embossed on watercolour paper this fabulous Hero Art floral background stamp.
As I used Tim Holtz watercolour paper the white really blended in so it was a bit difficult to work out where one plant started and another ended and where the leaves were. I used Tim holtz Distress Inks to paint with a did very light colours till I got it all sorted.
I picked colours as close to the inspiration photo as I could and felt this background was perfect for this inspiration. I then sprayed lightly with pearl mist to add a bit of shimmer.
I then decided to use my new postage stamp die, I love this die and have wanted it for ever so finally bit the bullet and got the Memory Box set that are four different sizes. Can see myself using this over and over. It was tough to cut but only because of the watercolour paper I used that is very thick. But it also reminded me I need to look for one that is easier to use with all these intricate dies and on my hands and hopefully my pocket.
Added to a black card base that is only a bit bigger than thud cut so the card ended up 4.5 x 4.5.
Anyhooo, I then decided to add the fabulous word die, no wait lets do inset word. Did I just finish telling you how hard it was to cut the postage stamp die and now I want to cut out the word???.
Mmmm well I did it after 6 times through and added three lots of paper to build up. Then I die cut the world in gold as I felt that the word would just totally disappear placed back into the original setting as it has too much colour. The gold works perfectly and I even managed to add back each and every little bitty speck of pieces within the die cut word that are usually thrown away. It did make the gold a bit messy with glue marks but once dry fully I will shine up.
Now I would like to add this to
Absolutely stunning inspiration over there and 45 minutes to go.
Okay better go link up before it closes. Thanks for coming to have a look and hope you come again soon.