Saturday, July 2, 2016
Happy Saturday and whoop whoop to fellow US dwellers who are enjoying the long weekend.
I love nature / tree / flower stamps, so the Shopping Our Stash theme this week got me all excited. The SOS team are asking us 'How does your Garden grow'
I am actually quite green fingered, but I've never had an actual garden, always pots or a pot or two in my Ma's garden...one day.
I LOVE succulents - this is because of my Ma, she has always had them and I love the weird shapes and sizes they come in, so this meant my choice of stamps was a no brainer.
I had to use the Simon Says Stamp Cups and Succulents set. Imagine my delight when I went to the set to discover I had a whole batch of stamped and coloured items, that I had done during the last 30 day colouring challenge, its fun to go to stamp sets and find things that are ready to go ;)
The succulent part was watercoloured with Distress Inks and the pot was coloured using a Promarker.
Because the stamp is so detailed I wanted the card to be pretty CAS in feel, so I opted to emboss the background, using a free flower embossing folder.
I added the scalloped circle a) to cover something..I reused an oops panel and b) because I didn't like how the pot looked against the embossing!
Final touch was to add the SSS Sketchy Banner sentiment.
This is earmarked for a friend, who like me loves Succulents.