Hello from the north of Scotland! Thanks for stopping by. It’s Simon Says Stamp! Birthday so let’s celebrate together with a huge blog Party.
This celebration is called STAMPtember® – a whole month to share the joy of papercraft with new product releases, demonstrations, promotions, free gifts, giveaways, and tons of inspiration.
Artist from different corners of the globe are sharing handmade papercraft projects featuring fresh, trendy, stunning papercraft supplies.
I’m loving these 2 stamp sets … Have a look
|Beautiful Flowers II|
|Your Greatest Dream Stamp Set|
So You won’t believe me but I made these cards this morning after a night shift ( I work from 10pm to 7am on Saturdays) Here in the UK we are 5 hours ahead of USA local time and I was waiting until the last minute for a watercolour paper delivery. I had run out of it is only available online!! Nooooooo
Then I had to use some samples of a watercolour paper I got … Hmmmmm I won’t mention the brand but gosh it was pretty challenging to do any colouring on it.
Today I remembered how important it is to use good quality paper to achieve good results. Check this sample heremade using Arches Cold Pressed watercolour paper… Can you spot the differences? it is just incredible. So the point here is that the paper you use for your projects is very very very important!
Arches watercolour paper is my new favourite. Applying colours is easy and quick and the results are quite rewarding… It is easier to stamp due to very little texture and hold the inks beautifully.
I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolours to add colour to the flowers and I did some colour blending using Distress Inks ( Salty Ocean + chipped sapphire)
I also used Deco Diamonds Background Stamp o stamp a backing panel. I love that geometric pattern to stamp pretty much everything.
Make sure to visit Simon Says Stamp! Blog here to see all bloggers participating in the party .. we are over a 100!!!
That’s all for today … Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions. I always read your comments and I’m happy to answer if needed.
Many hugs and happy crafting
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