Another couple of entries for the Simon Says Stamp and Show your background. I love creating backgrounds. I started with the beautiful Owl stamp from La Blanche. I stamped it several times and pulled a few scrap pieces from my scrap pile of backgrounds I had created previously and never used.
My first card is done in oranges, touches of yellow and brown:
The backgrounds are both Hero Arts stamps. (Artistic Windows, I tried finding the second one and I think it must be retired) The sentiment is from Stampscapes Nature Plate B. They have the most lovely plates full of verses to go with their stamps. I have one plate and have used it so many times.
My second card started from a green and blue background:
The sentiment is from the same Stampscapes Plates. The background is stamped with Hero Arts Old French Writing stamp. The owl stamp was stamped onto the background first but didn't pop enough so I re-stamped onto tissue paper. Then glued it over the original image with a combination of water and glue. I was still able to color the image and background with watercolor pencils and waterbrush.
This was my first time using the La Blanche images. I have been wanting to try them after seeing them at CHA. Their designer at the show is a brilliant artist and so inspiring. The details on their stamps are fantastic.
Have a lovely day!
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