Friendship Flowers by Amanda Pink


Hi Everyone and Welcome,
For todays post I have created a mixed media card that along with colour, detail and texture features
3 'Friendship flowers' that I've created using a couple of the small image stamps included in Lynne Moncrieffs That's Crafty! stamp set: Lynnes Affirmation set 6.

I think so often the small image stamps can get overlooked or forgotten about especially if they could be considered to be the 'added extras' to a stamp set but they really can be little gems as the ones I used on the card I am sharing today proved to be.

I started with a piece that I cut from a larger background that I'd 'made earlier' ( as the saying goes). In effect it's a 'mop up' print from the bottom of a cardboard box that I use whenever I am spraying inks.

To add more colour to the background I blended in some complimentary colours using Distress inks : Mustard Seed, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Dried Marigold.

To add more colour to the monoprint background I blended in some complimentary colours using Distress inks: Mustard Seed, Mermaid Lagoon, Salty Ocean, Wild Honey.
Then using the small flower stamp and stem from Lynnes Affirmations Set 6 I stamped three flowers with leaved stems on to the background. The flowers and leaved stems were all stamped with Distress inks.

I over stamped the Distress inked flowers with black ink to accentuate and 'lift' them from the background. For additional background detail I added some black ink stamping using a couple of the stamps from Janet Kleins AALL & Create 'Background Noise' stamp set.

AALL & Create's 'Lotsa Dotz stencil used with Tim Holtz Distress Texture Paste added some texture to the background too.
I then deliberated whether to leave the flowers one dimensional or whether to give them some dimension. Dimension won out so I simply stamped the flowers again onto a spare piece of card, cut them out and adhered them to their corresponding flower, adding a press stud embellishment in each of their centres.

After adding some white pen highlights / black pen lowlights and a few white paint splatters I finished the card with word "friendship'.

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Hope you've enjoyed your time here with me today and that maybe I offered some 'small image stamp' inspiration for your own creativity. 
Thanks for stopping by - always appreciate. 
Have a great creative week 
Take Care 

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