Monday, September 02, 2013

less is more: use a rubber stamp

This week's challenge at less is more is so easy that I found it almost impossible! use a rubber stamp....
okay which one of my hundreds (*coughs-thousands*) of stamps do I choose?

I decided to go for a paperartsy stamp that never fails. It really is a useful stamp.

There was also an optional extra part of this challenge, to use water colours.

so to make this card, I stamped the flower with black archival ink and then just swooshed some water colour paint over it. to finish I stamped the script stamp with dusty concord distress ink while the paint was still wet.

One of the things that I like about this card is that because the archival ink is oil based, it repels the water colour paints, leaving a "halo" around the stamped image.

I am also entering this card for One Layer Wednesday's "silhouette" challenge


  1. That's lovely! The painted background looks great.

  2. I love the water washed background

  3. FAB card - smashing colour and a super image too!


  4. Fab effect and it looks great !!

  5. I love the effect of the watercolour swooshing! Beautiful card

  6. I have mentioned you on my blog as an inspiration! Thanks
    Love the card.

  7. lovely...thanks for playing along with the OLW this week.

  8. fabulous card joanne... love the silhouette

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  9. Another great card. I love your style.


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