Friday, 23 October 2020

Love and Be Loved

 Good morning and a very happy Friday. Today I'm over at the Ink Art Designs Stamping Playground with a card that I've made. 

One of the great things about the Ink Art Designs challenges is that they are always 'anything goes' as long as you use stamps from ranges that Dot sells. Sometimes though it's nice to have a bit of a prompt, so I checked out this month's Crafty Individuals challenge and it's A New Dawn. I see plenty of dawns now as we swim from 7.15, so at this time of year we see the sun come up from the swimming pool. The dawns are spectacular with the pinks and purples in the sky, so with this in mind, I made my background.

Starting with Distress Inks and Oxides on some mixed media paper I dipped and dried.

Then I added my rising sun....

and promptly toned it down a bit!

Then I added lots of background stamping and some stencilling.

My lovely hares are my focal point, just coloured with the distress ink that they are stamped in.

I wanted to stamp my sentiment but knew that it may not stamp too well with all the paint and texture in the background.

So I added an acetate wrap and stamped my sentiment on that.

All of the stamps are by Crafty Individuals and can be found here in the store.

Please join in with our challenge over at Ink Art Designs, just use stamps from the range that Dots sells and you'll be in with the chance to win the stamp of your choice.

Thanks so much for looking, take care, and have a very happy day x


  1. Hi Sue. It sounds absolutely beautiful to be able watch the sun rise from the pool! So special and it sounds super relaxing.
    These bunnies are always so cute. I looove your card.
    Dot x
    Ink Art Designs

  2. Beautiful piece, love the colours. Dawn an sunrise are always my fave times of day. Have a great one, stay safe, hugs, Valerie

  3. I love your beautiful card, these hares are one of my favourite stamps I must use them more often. I thought crafty individuals blog challenges had ended I must go and catch up. Stay safe xx

  4. Love the background and makes a lovely backdrop for your hares. Great make
    Amanda x

  5. The hare will always be a favourite stamp and I love that you used it to create a pair on your beautiful card. The background is fantastic and I really, really love that sentiment. Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Those hares are brilliant and I think the background looks great.
    It's a hit with me :)

    All the best Jan

  7. That certainly is a fab background you could use that on so many things Sue. Love those wee Hare's such a romantic creation as they stare into each other's eyes. Beautifully embellished. How lovely to see the sunrise your braver than me with the early swimming. Hugs Tracey xx


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