Today's new challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers is I is for Inky.
I decided to try for inky AND pretty, so a long step out of my comfort zone!
For the background I smooshed distress inks in green, blue and pink, allowing each to dry before adding the next and then spraying the whole thing with water to allow the inks to blend. When it was all dry, I spritzed with some gold mica powder in a spray bottle of water.
I die cut the stitched square and then ran a pen along the "stitching" lines to make it look like real sewing, then matted the square on black.
Next I used some very old stamps - probably all around 20 years old and random unmounted ones of unknown origin - to stamp a selection of leaves and flowers onto watercolour paper and coloured them in using the same inks I had used for the background. To do this, I daubed each inkpad onto an acrylic block then picked up the colour with a water brush, diluting it as needed. I finished them off with touches of gold gel pen.
Then I cut them out with a narrow white border and attached them with Pinflair glue to give lots of dimension.
Finally I used my computer to generate the sentiment and added it, tucking it slightly under one of the leaves to link it to the floral corner.
We'd love you to come along and get inky with us, and who knows, you may be crowned Queen or Princess of Snark.
I would like to share this with
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