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Thursday, 6 December 2018

A little botanical number

Good morning all, 
thank you for joining me today. 
Yet another wet dog walk this morning .
Karl left early again so it was me and the dogs, oh 
and lots of puddles.
We have had Elliot with us for a couple of days so that was fabulous , both 
Adam and Danielle came straight from work yesterday and had their meal with us, 
so lots of Elliot cuddles were had by all. 

Today I am sharing a botanical design with you 


The stamp is from AALL and Create and is designed by the fabulous 
Tracy Evans. 
It is a very large stamp , and has so much detail , I couldn’t wait to have a play with it. 


I started off by blending some ink onto my card. 



Then I added some water through a stencil to create some ghosting. 


I do love this effect. 



Next , came the stamping.




Followed by some splats of Copper Inka Gold, and black ink blended around the edges. 



I then stamped the fern once more onto Rice Paper , 
Added some colour using distress Oxide ink and water and left it to dry, 
before  attaching it to a log slice .



Then it was out with a white marker pen .



I stamped the image once more onto stamping card , and cut out some embellishments. 
I added these, plus some liquid glass. 





As this represents a botanical sketch, and field notes I thought I would add a pencil too. 



I love all the detail in this stamp 



And I had a great time just playing with it. 
I hope you manage to have some creative time today. 
I am off out for coffee this morning with a friend...
It has been a while since our last catch up. 
So lots of coffee and chatting , with a few mince pies thrown in. 

Have a lovely day whatever you do 

Much love and hugs 
Jo. xxx

5 comments:

  1. Great artwork, I haven't gotten inky for ages, great techniques too, I must find time to play xx

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  2. Love the colours and textures created. Hope the coffee and mince pies were good.
    Xx

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  3. Jo, this piece is just fabulous!! I love everything about it, your colour choices, the wood circle, the pencil - every single little detail! Hugs, Anne xx

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  4. Thos really is fabulous, love everything about it and the wood piece is genius. My inka gold is used daily now, thanks to you 😉 xx

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  5. Thank you ladies for your lovely comments...group hug...xxxx

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