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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

My Birthday gift

So remember I needed a gift to go with my card that I made for myself (you didn't think I was joking did you?) I decided to buy some of those yummy romantic peony stamps from Altenew. Lets just say they don't disappoint.

I have tried them two ways and so far I am liking them water colored. Mostly because I  just can't find an ink that is bright enough for my taste.

This was my first pass with these stamps and also with no line water coloring. No line coloring is very similar to coloring with copics. You use your darkest or less diluted color where shade or depth would be and then without adding more color but diluting your brush you pull the color out, and you do that twice so you have a dark, med and highlight colored area. I find this actually to be a little time consuming but very relaxing. Good for those days when your mind is too tired for creativity but you feel the need or desire to do something crafty.

I mixed the stamps with Clearly Besotted Butterfly Wishes stamps and dies to finish the card and of course a couple of added sequins to give it just a tinge of sparkle.


  1. WOW Leslie!! Absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Just stunning, Leslie! You continue to amaze me with your skills!

  3. You picked out a great gift for yourself, Leslie. :) This is stunning!

  4. wow, you have done such a wonderful job watercolouring these stamps. What an amazing card.