......................... but I am quite pleased with this one - I love to see it shining through branches.
I can't believe it has been a whole week since I posted - where does the time go? I've very little to show for it either - it has been a rather difficult week.
I have become a closet crafter and rubber stamper! It's harder than it looks to get an artistic result. I treated myself to Tim Holtz's book last week, which came with an ink blending tool along with one or two other goodies. It makes the job so much easier - I had such problems before, trying to get the inks to blend and just couldn't get the smooth result I wanted. All of the following backgrounds have three different shades or colours in them. If I was clever, I would know how to post them side by side rather than just having them in a long line.
I should have allowed more time for the background inks to dry before stamping the dragonfly on top - the image here is blurred where the dark ink has bled into the background.
This one is my favourite and I would love to find a way of getting this effect on fabric and then adding a bit of stitchery. I used about a dozen different stamps in this design. All the colours are a little more vibrant than they appear here.
I think I shall have to start making my own greetings cards - that way I would get plenty of practice, improve my skills and hopefully achieve something worthwhile at the same time.