Hi Folks, there are new stamps over at Chocolate Baroque right now, and Glenda is having a giveaway over on the Design Team Blog as well. The new stamps are a set of flourishes, great for backgrounds, or making great cards in their own right, as you will see if you keep checking the DT blog over the next couple of weeks.
I have chosen to use the largest flourish stamp on my sample today, and created a background resembling a stylish wallpaper. This would look great in a smart salon or bedroom. I have opted for a palette of yellow and black, an unusual choice for me, but I really like how it turned out.
I used Mustard Seed Distress Ink to colour a piece of plain card, and then stamped the large flourish over the background. I used the feisty angel from the Gothic Angels stamp set as my focal image, but only wanted her head on my design. I masked off the rest of the stamp image, using masking tape, and then inked up the stamp. I peeled away the masking tape, and then stamped the image. I chose to colour her with pencils, keeping to a fairly monochrome palette, and added Glossy Accents to the ivy leaves.
The flower is made from handmade paper sprayed with yellow ink, and edged with Black Soot Distress Ink. I have stuck the layers together with a brad before sticking a cog in the middle, and dropping seed beads into Glossy Accents to create the centre. I have added some green ivy leaves to tie in with the angel's headdress and necklace.
I'll be back in a few days with another sample, but be sure to check out the DT blogfor more inspiration from my Team Mates. Thanks for stopping by, xx