Jun 8, 2020

Friendship Blooms

This is the Gina K Designs/Hero Arts collaboration stamp set -- Friendship Blooms. I love the fact that it is one big image -- no figuring out where to put the leaves, etc and no masking.

Stamped with assorted blue and purple inks on watercolor paper and moved around the inks with a wet paintbrush. Didn't even try to be an artist. Let it dry in the MISTI, and stamped over with Versafine Onyx.  Splattered some of the ink over the card.

MOOD WHEN DONE: Happy! Simple to make but I love how bright and colorful this is.

Stamping continues to be a wonderful way to cope with stress and escape. I'm lucky to have it. Staying at home gives me lots of time to read and think -- I am continuing my read of White Fragility (see my previous post) and I'm thinking, about myself and my country. It's never too late to grow and improve.


Betty said...

love how you used that pretty stamp - one of my favorites - we are so fortunate to have this creative hobby!!

Carol (HB) said...

This just grabbed my eye it's so beautiful in it's simplicity. I love it!

I Card Everyone said...

Joan thank you, for reminding me of this gorgeous stamp … and OH the beautiful quotes they provided, too!
I adore the colors, and watery style of your card!
My face after seeing:

Vikki H said...

Kudos and you made it look so easy to achieve a beautiful result. Sometimes these large stamps intimidate me. I saw Austin Channing-Brown last fall with Jen Hatmaker in Portland. This talk prompted me to read her book,and also others i.e. Ta-Nehisi Coates. Just being fair and nice isn't enough anymore. I wait for some of the recommended titles to come back in stock to learn more.

Theresa R. said...

This is a pretty card. A beautiful saying. I want to try the technique that you used. Thank you so much for this inspiration. Peace.