Tuesday, 18 July 2017
For The Boys, mid month reminder at Penny Black and More...........
I'm sharing a make with you today that I've produced for the Penny Black and More challenge mid month reminder.
Now, you'll be saying - flowers? for the men "For The Boys"? - well yes! Sunflowers are very much accepted by men and my husband James loves sunflowers. He has grown them for many years and loves to watch the bees happily crawling all over them!
For this project I have used the Penny Black 40-312 Sunny Pair stamp and the Penny Black 30-419 Happy Wishes stamp set for the sentiment.
I started out by stamping the flowers several times over the page. I have used my Spectrum Aqua Markers to do the stamping here and then when stamped, I blended the colour in with water. I wanted the flowers to have a bit more depth on here so I have finished the flowers off with my Polychromos. This does take some considerable time to get it right but keep with it - it's worth it in the end!
The sentiment was stamped with black versafine ink and then the background is a wash of the diluted aqua markers. I have finished off with a fine touch of distress ink all around the edges.
Oh, and we mustn't forget that lovely bee must we - he's from the Penny Black 30-352 Animal Wisdom set!
Hope you'll come over and join us at Penny Black and More for our current challenge of "For The Boys".
Please remember that the main focal image of your design must be a hand stamped image - NO DIGI'S ALLOWED.
I'd like to enter this card in to the current Craft Stamper challenge for July of "Anything Goes":-
Thanks for stopping by today,