Monday, 6 June 2011

Art Washes Away

I'm late coming onto the computer today - firstly I had to do a bit of food shopping as supplies were dwindling and when I got back I recluctantly mowed my large front lawn.  Why reluctantly?  It was badly in need of a cut but looked like an untreated summer meadow - a mass of flowers and feathery grasses - really pretty but not really suited to the front of a semi!!  The flowers were the usual mix of daisies, clover, buttercups and so on with the addition of some very tall yellow flowers related to the dandelion I would say and I think the common name is hawkbit. Alongside them were a lot of similar flowers in a deep orange but with clusters of smaller flower heads.  I imagine these last had escaped from cultivation although no-one around here seems to have any of them apart from me (and not in the flower beds).

Here is another card from my experimentation with the stamp from the Chocolate Baroque Fantasy Meadow set, this time using a Tim Holtz technique with paint dabbers and clear embossing resist on black card. This technique is explained in his 12 Tags of Christmas 2007 day 10, the final touch was to add a little Distress stickles and spread it thinly with a finger.  The background was sponged with Distress inks and overstamped with other stamps from the set - the sentiment is from Artistic Affirmations (also Chocolate Baroque).


  1. Another beautiful card Val. I love the colours that you've used. I really need to be a bit more experimental with techniques and stamping. Glad you managed to get your grass cut today. Ours was a bit wet.

  2. Love this card Val. The colours are really rich which are perfect with the Fantasy Meadow stamps.

  3. A beautiful card .I love the colours you have used and how you have added a bit of stickles. I never seem to get to do any techniques or messy crafting these days. I need a few more hours adding to my days please. It's also difficult with my son being in bed he wakes up if I make any noise getting things out. Will have to look this techneque up on Tims blog. Hugs x ChrisB