Good Morning! We’ve been having really nice weather in the 60’s-70’s this weekend! Hope it’s nice where you are too! We have a new challenge up at Stampin’ Sisters in Christ Challenges. Our hostess is Lovely Linda who chose this verse: “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psa 119:105 and so her challenge for us is to use Soft Pastels (you may use white/brown/black as a neutral). Our sponsor is Inspired Stamps who is offering the winner of our challenge a $15 gift voucher to their store!!
Many thanks to Antoinette at Inspired Stamps (our sponsor) for gifting our Design Team with clear stamps for our projects!! For my first card I used His Little Ones: Praying Girl, and a sentiment from the Inspired Stampers Favorite Collection #2, in which I popped up off of the beautiful doily stamp called Lovely Lace.
A little tip: make sure when using clear stamps to “condition your stamps” before the first use. I didn’t do that at first and I wasn’t getting a real solid ink-up. So after I went over it with an eraser (and rinsed and dried) I inked up my brayer with Lavender Lace classic ink and rolled it onto the Lovely Lace stamp and it produced a much better, solid image. )
For the praying girl, I decided to try a technique I saw (in the SCS Weekly Inkling??) called “Coloring w/o Lines.” You stamp it in a very light color (I used Pretty in Pink) and then I used my Copics to color from the lightest shade to the darkest. Makes for a much softer… kinda painted look!Flowers” along with my daughter’s sketch at Sketches by Carly. I inked up the daisy in grey ink instead of black for a softer look.
Here’s a pic to show the 3 layers. Some of the petals I cut out from various layers and used zots to mount them together.
Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you’ll play in our Pastel challenge this week!