Last week, I entered an Instagram competition to "like, tag & share" their post regarding the release of their new stamps. I was thrilled to receive a message to say that I was one of the winners. Today I received my three stamps from the new collection. I opted for the Foxglove, Poppy and the Thistle Stem.
Today has been a bit busy, so I didn't get to play with the stamps till late evening. I decided to use the "Thistle Stem" stamp first, stamping it in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink, then colouring the image using Derwent Inktense pencils, sometimes applied with a paint brush and sometimes as a pencil. I also used a gel pen, a 2B pencil and a Posca Pen.
In the background, I used a Sweet Poppy stencil called "Grid Plate" with "Weathered Wood" Distress Oxide Ink, blending tout he colour from right to left.
Finally, I stamped a sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp set called "Tiny Words - Birthday" in Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink.