I am loving this beautiful weather we’ve been having lately, pottering around in my garden and I have a few beautiful blooms of Daisys popping out between some foliage… although I don’t get many Hummingbirds making an appearance unfortunately!
So here’s how I did it…
I began by trimming some watercolour card to 7.5″ square and laying the Daisy Daisy stencil in the middle. I’ve given it a good spritz using the new gorgeous Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Spray and then carefully removed the stencil before drying.
As I wanted to stencil over the flower, I used the stencil again to make a mask and secured it in place with some low-tack masking tape. I’ve then used the Heavy Rain stencil to add the fabulous lines across and up/down using the oxide ink pads shown.
To give the Daisy some definition, I’ve used my Derwent Intense pencils on the petals, some I’ve used a water brush on and some I’ve left and when this layer was dry, I added a few swishes of white Posca pen.
The Hummingbird was added using a stamping platform as I wanted a good coverage and knew I may have to re-ink it two or three times. I’ve used Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concord Oxide ink pads for this, dabbing the ink pads over the stamp, stamping it on the background and then changing colour.
The sentiment is also from the Life is Beautiful set and has been stamped using Versafine Clair Rain Forest and added to the card using foam tape.
To complete the make, I’ve matted it onto a navy card and then onto an 8×8″ card blank.
I am loving the new stencils and stamps… what’s your favourite? Ripped Fishnets is very popular stencil and I love it too… but I also love Words of Support. Great for journal makes and you may have seen my journal page I recently posted on the group page using that alongside the new Bad Day stamp set.
If you’ve bought any of the new releases (or anything Visible Image to be honest!) keep an eye on Instagram and the #visibleimage as there is sooooo much amazing stuff being posted daily… and of course, the group page on Facebook has fabulous cards and makes uploaded too!
Enjoy the weather while it’s lovely and sunny (I hope it is wherever you are!) and I’ll catch up again soon xx