Friday, January 13, 2017

Winter Birthday

Quite some time ago I purchased the Penny Black stamp "Astral" at my local stamp store. I don't really have anything else like it. It's a reverse image so the bird and trees are the negative space on the rubber surface. I finally had time to try it out.



I smooshed Distress Inks on the stamp and spritzed with water. After stamping I heat dried the ink and then added some white gel pen and purple watercolour pencil to highlight and shade (detail below).


The sentiment stamp is from a Waltzingmouse Stamps set. I am entering this in the "Anything Goes" challenges at Seize the Birthday and the Penny Black Saturday Challenge and the Penny Black and More Allsorts Challenge.

7 comments:

Karen D. said...

so pretty...love the textured looking bkg....so dramatic!
TFS

Linby said...

wow - this is stunning, I love your choice of bold colours too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
Lynn x
DT

Beth said...

Just lovely, and such rich colors. And thank you for introducing me to that unusual stamp!

Ellibelle said...

How beautiful! Love the colors!
Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Penny Black and More!

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful card! The background is gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

Julia Aston said...

what gorgeous colors on this wonderful stamp Charmaine! A beautiful winter birthday card! Julia xx

Helen said...

Beautiful card - what a wonderful stamp!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x