Monday, August 2

It's art Jim but not as we know it!

Not one but 2 creations today, well really one kind of begat the other.

My 1st is for Moving Along With The Times challenge #57.
There's a sketch to follow and an inspirational flowery picture/theme. I had my oriental stamps out trying to convince myself that I don't need to buy more. The paper is from a RAK and the branch stamp is an old Lakeland one that I have stamped with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. The larger flowers are from a 2 step Martha Stewart sheet. It's very hard to line them up (I preferred stamping the outline 1st as you could see it more clearly through the 2nd stamp). When you miss just slightly it gives a kind of highlights effect.

Whilst I was testing the ink on the stamp I stamped it a 2nd time to get a fainter image and thought it would make a lovely reflection. Of course it was the wrong way around for that so I re-inked it and stamped it onto a spare acrylic block, then stamped it on some card.
I've washed over the image with Distress Inks (very lightly so that the stamped ink doesn't totally mix in). The theme at Oh Alice this week is Cracked Glass/Glossy Accents which I have used with some crystal glitter to decorate the cherry blossoms.
That just left me to mount the whole thing up using some DCWV Far East papers and a sentiment.

Few, gonna put my feet up with a cuppa now.

** Kate **


shellshearer said...

Gorgeous I just love your choice with colours & those flowers are really pretty
thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Good luck hugs shell xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hi, Ahh they are both stunning, Its great when 1 card leads to another! Thanks for sharing them with us and for joining in on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful cards Kate - love the blossom stamp. Thanks for joining in my challenge this week at MAWTT
Lisa ;)

Erin said...

Very pretty, thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

Brenda Brown said...

Love what you have done with the image on both cards. Those flower embellishments on the first card are very pretty.
Thankyou for sharing your fabulous cards with us at MAWTT this week.
Luv Brenda xxxx

Lynne Phelps said...

LOVE the reflection! Lovely cards, so serene! Thanks for playing along with Oh, Alice!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Hi there, beautiful stamp and the flowers are so pretty!

Thanks for joining in our challenge over at MAWTT, hugs Heidi xx

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

very pretty.