Hello!!!!!!!! I'm finally getting around to using one of Quietfire Design's stamp releases from last month. You can see all three new stamps HERE.
I started with a 'mop-up' paper I had... I recently saw someone (so sorry I can't remember who) call a paper they had used to pick-up extra color off a craft sheet when working on a project a mop-up piece and I love the terminology.... and that is what most of my background is - a mop-up piece. All the color (I know this because if I look at the back it started as a white piece of cardstock) is from mop-up, mostly likely Dylusions sprays and also Perfect Pearl Sprays (I can see the Perfect Pearls when the paper is tipped). All I added to the background is Dylusions white linen to soften the color a bit. I sprayed it through a stencil, did not blot up the extra (this allowed it bleed out a bit) and dried it and then also sponged some around the edges and dried it. I stamped the quote with Archival Ink jet black on a semi-gloss piece of white cardboard (I got a whole box of this cardboard at a garage sale a closing business was having... yay), dried it and die cut with Spellbinders Labels Seventeen. Sprayed that piece with Dylusions fresh lime, blotted up the extra and dried it. Applied Distress Ink pine needles around the edge using a blending tool. Colored in the leaves with a Tombow marker. The leafy vines are a Sizzix die, die cut from manila card, sprayed with Dylusions and water, dried and then I used a stylus to press a line down the center of each leaf. The large flower is Tim Holtz Sizzix Alteration Tattered Florals die cut from manila card, sprayed with Perfect Pearls, dried and Distress Ink Victorian Velvet sponged around the edges. The yellow flower started as This white flower then sprayed with Dylusions lemon zest and then Perfect Pearls Mist sunflower sparkle. A letter brad added to the center.