I am back this week with a Guest Designer piece for AALL & Create, using Olga Heldwein's newly released (and gorgeous) stamp set #229 - Blooming Field.
I created a simple notebook/journal. I had intended to create a small hard back journal but I could not bring myself to cut into the image, I wanted to show the whole stamp.
Here is the stamp set - isn't it beautiful, along with the stencil I used lightly in the background, #64 by Autour de Mwa.
The image was stamped onto mixed media card, with Black Versafine Clair ink.
I coloured the image with Derwent Inktense Watercolour pencils. Olga provides the shading in her stamps so the images are so easy to colour!
I masked off the image and used Distress Oxide Ink in Broken China to colour in my background area. Once coloured I applied the stencil and coloured again using the same Oxide ink and it left a 'ghosted' image in the background. I applied the image to my 6" x 8.1/4" notebook, trimmed around the edges and then added more Oxide ink to the edges.
To finish off I added an elastic closure in a toning blue. This notebook/journal will sit on my desk to jot ideas and techniques down.
You can find a list of worldwide stockists of AALL & Create stamps and stencils HERE.
Thanks so much for your visit, it is always appreciated!
Hugs, Anne xxx