I recently ordered some new Hero Arts stamps, from their Starry Nights release and catalog, and couldn't wait to play with them! There are lots of new floral images in this release and I am so happy about that! With the new trends gearing toward more graphic images, I've been missing playing with flowers!
I also received some Pan Pastels and oh, is this medium ever fun! I've been watching Jill Foster in her videos and I love what I've been learning from her! She is so talented! Here is a link to her You Tube channel. She designs for Penny Black and her videos are called, PB&J. If you haven't subscribed to it yet, you really should!
Anyway, I've only played a little bit with the Pan Pastels and I definitely need more practice. The technique I used is like magic but I need to work on getting a better, more smooth coverage.
I first brushed on a layer of the Hansa Yellow color:
Then I stamped the gorgeous floral image from a set called, Antique Gratitude Bouquets, in VersaMark:
You can barely see the stamped image until you do the next step, which is where the magic happens!
I brushed on another layer, this time in Permanent Red, and Viola! The floral image appears and it is so cool!
I then stamped a sentiment from the same set and added a couple of tiny, white, bird die-cuts, along with some white dots with a gel pen. I'm excited to learn more about this fun medium and I'm looking forward to using them on other cards and in my art journal too!
Hope you're having a fabulous Saturday! The sun is shining here for the first time in seven days - yup, that's right, we had seven straight days of cloudy, rainy weather. I can actually (finally) see some buds on the trees and my peonies have started to pop up out of the garden - yay! I'm really looking forward to getting out in the yard and gardens this year!
Thanks so much for your visit! ♥