Sunday, April 24, 2016

100th Post and a Scenic Card

Thanks for stopping by today, especially.  I noticed that this is going to be my 100th post!  What a fun milestone!

Today I have made a card that is not my normal style.  Over at Artsy Inkers, there has been a challenge this month to make an arch with stamps. It has really taken me all month to figure out what to do.  

(Click on photos for detail.)

I decided to use an oval stamp as the basic shape of the arbor.  Then I stenciled on the outside of the oval with blue ink and below it with greens.  I used several of my peg stamps to change the oval into a flower arbor.  I also used one of the tiny flowers to add texture to the grass below. 

These little bunnies had never been inked before.  I fussy cut them and sponged ink to color them.  The ink is Distress Pumice Stone, which I knew was a brownish color of grey, but it really is much more brown than I realized. 

Art Impressions wants us to take a photo of the stamps we used in the project, and I mixed and matched so many for this project. 

Supplies:  Gina K Designs Warm Spring Wishes (Oval), Rubber Stamp Tapestry from Cherry Blossom and Herbal Sachet sets, Art Impressions Try-Folds Furries, Hero Arts sentiment, Avery Elle Pigment inks, Versafine Smokey Grey ink, Distress Inks Pumice Stone, Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Heidi Swapp Stencil

I would love to participate in the following challenges:


  1. Congratulations on 100 posts. Great milestone. Your bunnies are adorable, and are so perfectly highlighted by your pretty floral arch.

  2. So very clever, loving the idea and the arch is very beautiful with those cute flower and foliage stamps. Congratulations on your 100th milestone x

  3. Oh, Heidi, congratulations on Post #100! That's a big milestone! And what a sweet card with the bunnies in the beautiful floral arch! You are amazing to have thought of using these stamps this way! And I love how you've sponged over the arch. What a gorgeous card and a perfect one to celebrate this wonderful 100th occasion! Hugs and love! xoxo

  4. Super sweet card! Your arch looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Art Impressions!

  5. Congrats on your 100th post, how fabulous! ps love your sweet little scene, looks like something out of a story book.

  6. Congrats on your 100th posting!! I adore those sweet little bunnies and your stenciled background makes for a nice scene with them too! :) Thanks for your kind comment!! HUGS

  7. COngrats on 100 posts, well done! Those little bunnies are so cute and I like how you combined stenciling with that oval of flowers - very pretty! You asked how I stamped the spatters on my Hydrangea card - I used a stubbie stick stamp from Stamps by Judith. I can't log onto the site for some reason, so I can't share a link right now, sorry.

    1. Thanks for the information! I will check it out

  8. What a VERY SWEET CARD!!! I LOOOOVE bunnies! ;) I have been strolling through your blog & could stay here all day! ;) Thank you for coming over to comment on my card on the ODB Blog! I appreciate your thoughtfulness!


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