For February, two new stamps in the Whimsical Ink range have been released. Last week I brought you the lovely Abby Mermaid, today I'm showcasing the second of the new releases - 'He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not' both designed by Maigan Lynn.
This is a really sweet stamp and released in perfect time for creating your Valentines cards.
I used another of the papers from the Papermania 'Spring Life' 8x8 pad of papers which I am loving at the moment. The rich and luscious colours in these papers are just perfect to bring colour and vibrancy to this very dark and dismal time of the year. Using these colours makes me think of spring and the promise of Summer sunshine. I think these papers fit really well with both the sketch and this lovely image. Recently I have been pushing myself out of my 'comfort zone' and trying different colour combinations, ones which I don't usually think of using. My chosen colours for this card are blue, brown, yellow and green. An unusual combo but I think it works!
This is a lovely image to colour and I used Copics and ProMarkers, adding small touches of Spica glitter pen. I attached a length of wide dark blue organza ribbon across the bottom, for this element of the sketch. The large yellow flower on the bottom left is from my stash and the smaller flowers were cut from a left over scrap of the background paper. The sentiment, which I cut out using a petite scallop round nestabilities die, is from the January WIS kit and I inked only the word 'Love' from the sentiments included in the kit. I love to find new and interesting ways to use the stamps I have, using only part of the stamp or layering and using them in different ways - it's such a fun thing to do!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog as you go along on the Hop, I'm now going to send you over to Steph's blog as she has a fabulous creation to share with you today. Don't forget that there is the 35% sale going on at the QKD Store, a great time to get your hands on all these newly released stamps and all the 'old favourites' too!
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