Isn't it strange how stamps work out some times. Out of this Lawn Fawn set, I really thought the one stamp I would not use was the "corner" one. But guess what? I used it already!
The yellows and greens are so fresh - just like spring. I hadn't planned on the butterflies as I wanted a more CAS card, but I make a smidge on the left. So stamped some Hero Arts butterflies and made the flight paths with a pen.
It was only as I was writing this post in the airport lounge that I realised I had forgotten to put some splashes on my background. Had wanted to use the Tumbled Glass which I had also used for the sponging. Oh well, I'm off to Africa so I won't be posting in the next few weeks.
My Distress Crayons arrived today ... and had to give them a quick try. Started by drawing a square and smooshing it with my finger. Oh My! Is that smooth or what ?! What amazing texture. I wanted to just keep on playing with them. And then to mix things up a bit, I used a Copic C1 to make some shadows on the squares and leaves.
I drew on the edge of strip of cardstock and smooched again so I would have exact matching paper for the border.
New stamps too ... the Roses for You set from Simon Says Stamp. And as I put my stamps in the Pockets and make my own labelling cardboard, I cut up the card that comes with the stamps. The grey zigzag can be used in so many ways as it is so subtle. I painted the leaves by putting a wet paintbrush directly to the crayon to get the colour.