Good morning all. The sun has been shining for most of the week here so it looks like spring is finally here!
So is a new challenge over at Fantasy Stampers and appropriately the them is -
All this sunshine after weeks of rain and snow has prompted an awakening in the hedgerows around here. The blossom is bursting forth again and the birds are a twittering. The sheep are mighty glad too, hopefully no more soggy feet!
Here is my card for the your inspiration.
I've used a stamp from LOTV that I won for their April FB challenge with my baby card made for an earlier Fantasy Stampers post (here).
It's called Daisy Panel.
I decided to use a black base card and go one layer. The simplicity of the design makes the daisies the center of attention. The only problem is the colouring on the black card. I got around this by using a mixture of white crayon and white gouache paint, also known as body colour. The gouache gives a softer effect that the pencil as it is more opaque. The colour was from some DI s in fruity colours, after I had used some white EP on the stamped image. I added a HLS greeting to complete.
For more inspiration pop over to the main blog and then get inky with your stamps and join us.
I'm off with a friend to Port Sunlight stamp fair now and meeting up with a few bloggy friends. I'm leaving hubster in charge but perhaps the dog will be really! I've also been to the hole in the wall, so I feel a bit of retail therapy coming on. I fancy some of the new LOTV stamps, the large Indigo Blue flower stamps look gorgeous and I will just have to check out the Visible Image stand, LOL.
I'd like to join in over at -
I took inspiration from the black base and white flowers with the soft w/c effect colouring
Coloured using DIs Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserve, Ripe Persimmon and Memento Canteloupe
My choice is using white gouache, pencil crayon and DI's to paint the petals and butterflies