Saturday, 24 September 2016

Constellations

I have a couple more 'watercolour stamped' cards to share today...featuring a rather neglected Penny Black stamp called 'Constellations'. I inked up the stamp using Distress Inks (Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint & Forest Moss), then spritzed it with a little water, and stamped it on to some watercolour paper. There was still a little ink left on the stamp, so I refreshed it with a little more water, and stamped a second one. I stamped a Hero Arts 'Music' background stamp inked with 'Old Paper' Distress Ink over the top, and then blended some more of that same ink around the image. I distressed the edges a little, then added sentiments (from the 'Big Messages' set by Paula Pascual.


Here's a close-up of the first one:


And the card made with the second stamping:



Challenges for these cards:


6 comments:

Crafty She said...

Lovely cards Helen. x

Maura Hibbitts said...

That's a great stamp, Helen and glad you found it when I see these lovely cards! They look beautiful and stand out on the kraft! Thanks for joining us for our Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp! xx Maura

tilly said...

a beautiful card for our challenge at Crafty Catz, hope to see you again
Christine

Janette said...

What a lovely card, so pretty..x

Jean said...

Oh wow these are stunning. Love to see other techniques, such a lovely colour combo.
Thanks for joining us over at Penny's, hope to see you again.
Jean DT xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful watercoloured stamped images ---Thank you for joining us at Simply Papercrafts
Carol DT x