...Goodly Morning! Another day and another Mabel Lucie Attwell stamp for our special "Mabel Month of May" feature. This time Coming Up Daisies is making another appearance.
I wanted to make my card vintagey so opted for the sepia tones achieved with just a few Distress Ink pads. First of all, Mabel was stamped with Coffee Archival ink and then watercoloured using Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks. This technique is really simple and very effective... all you need to do is squish your ink pad onto a non stick craft sheet and use a waterbrush or wet paintbrush to collect the ink and then paint it onto the image. I have found that if I use my heat gun to quickly zap the painted part, it allows me to add shading as the card doesn't become too saturated with water.
The flowers I have added to the card are the three sizes of Stitchels Dotty Dot flowers, stamped with Coffee Archival and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then layered up together. The sentiment was stamped also in Coffee Archival and you will see I got a little bit... exhuberant (!) with the edge distresser to the point that I tore some of the paper so had to disguise with a flower over the tear!
I hope you like this card... please feel free to use the design as a sketch... if you do it would be lovely if you popped back to let me know! Thanks for looking... TTFN