Hey everyone, checking in and today I’ve got a stamp set that really speaks to me. As those of you who read my blog regularly know, I’m moving real slow and am mostly one-handed these days! This isn’t a “better soon” type injury which is hard, but I’ve been focusing on things like beautifying my front yard (slowly, and literally one blade of grass at a time!) to keep things happy and productive.
Close to my Heart has this new stamp set called Lovely Garden and it just spoke to me! I stamped the images with black archival ink, and one huge bonus is that I was able to stamp without any masking or fuss – a must for me right now. Once I had everything down onto watercolor paper I grabbed a few watercolors and a water brush, and got to work (play).
I messed around with adding more and less water, blending out color, and just having fun!
I added random colors and just enjoyed the process of growing a pretty image.
Then I mounted it to pink cardstock and stitched a few times. Of course I can’t leave my card alone – so I grabbed some of these beautiful self-adhesive CTMH sequins and added them, as well as a few of my buttons and pearls to the one corner.
Finally, I added a bit of stickles and mounted onto a white card.
I just love the results, and it felt great to sit and play with colors and such lovely stamps. This particular set really spoke to me as not only a great stamp for card making, but a lovely set for art journaling or scrapbooking as well. Thank you to CTMH for sending it my way – I know I’ll be playing with it more soon. For info on this (or any of their products) you can check out their site here.
It took a few days to put this blog post together – I’m SLOW moving here – but I’m glad I did because it’s been a lot of fun, and I know it has been a while since I’ve checked in. Have a wonderful weekend!
6 thoughts on “Growing all the things: pretty new CTMH stamps!”
What a sweet pretty card! The sewing really kicked it up a notch. Happy weekend to you, too!!!! 🙂
Yes, it is beautiful. Great stamp set. As always, I am wishing you well, the best, and hoping for you to be well soon. Michelle t
This card is just so darn cute. I love CTMH and I’m happy to see your samples with their products. Wishing you well, very quickly!
Thank you for posting and nice to see you feeding your creative soul again. Sending you healing thoughts and you too, have a great weekend.
So pretty May!
I hope your recovery is going well, even if it must be agonisingly slowly.
ANd I hope you’re enjoying your birthday month!
Very cute, May. Glad to see you’re able to do some coloring, even if it is slow going! Feel good.
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