AromaticPosted: June 13, 2022 Filed under: aromatic, Footnotes, Penny Black | Tags: Fabriano Watercolour Paper, Penny Black stamps, Ranger Distress inks 12 Comments
Today’s card is a companion in style to my two previous Penny Black floral cards. All three feature PB cling stamps and some sort of background filler. For this one I used a text stamp from the PB clear set, ‘footnotes’.
I used both distress ink pads and markers to ink the ‘Aromatic’ stamp while in the stamp positioner. To fit the image on my panel of hot pressed watercolour paper I masked at the base to make the vase a little shorter. The foliage and little flowers are so delicate I did not add any water blending after stamping but I did blend the red flowers and the vase with a paintbrush and water.
The text is stamped in weathered wood distress ink, a nice bluey-grey and splattered with the same ink. The text is actually from Pride and Prejudice which I am re-reading at the moment. While we had no power I noticed I had a copy on my e-reader so I started reading it; no bedside lamp required! Even though I know it well I am enjoying the conversations. After all who can resist hearing, ‘I am all astonishment!’ Are you a re-reader?
Yes Heather, I am! My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird and I try to read it every year. I love the way Harper Lee writes and enjoy reading the familiar text again.
And your card is beautiful as always Heather!
I have read To Kill a Mockingbird a few times too; it is well worth it.
This is soooo pretty…it is already on my wish list. I hesitated because of the tall vase – but, you have shown me it still looks great when you mask off part of the vase…thanks so much Heather! I really like the look!
Thank you Jan, glad you got inspired. I guess the tall vase is perfect for slimline cards but I don’t seem to make that many.
This one along with the other two is lovely. Florals are my favorites.
I love seeing you do these brush stroke stamps. They are quite the challenge for me but yours are just gorgeous! I always love the background you add to them. And I am absolutely an e-reader every single day.
I am a re-reader, Heather, and enjoy some books multiple times! Love your bright red and blue flowers with the text along the side. As lovely as the companion pieces!
I am the same Bonnie, I have a few series that I have read more than twice. I return to them knowing how enjoyable it will be to be immersed in the story again.
These are very pretty flowers Heather. I particularly like the way you have used the text on the side. I am very definitely a re-reader. Some books I re-read randomly but others I re-read annually, the same time each year. It’s like catching up with old friends.
It is like catching up with old friends; I know exactly what you mean!
Such a pretty washy look Heather and such a great idea to cut the bottom off the very tall vase, and it still works brilliantly…love the script in the background too. x
Sorry I meant to say that I have read Pride and Prejudice but a long time ago but don’t tend to re-read as I always find new books I want to read and these days I don’t read as prolifically as I used to. The more flowery language is wonderful. x