My friend Nance (Soul Stampin') came to spend a day crafting
and she brought me this stamp.
Isn't it adorable?
The swing reminds me of the swing at my grandparent's house
when I was growing up.
aunts would pair up to swing.
Sometimes my brother and I would climb aboard and we could
swing so high!
I put the stamp in my MISTI and inked it with markers, doing
small sections at a time then moving the colors with water.
I pretty much colored it like the package showed.
Since it's an outline stamp, I swiped some ink from the markers on my palette
and picked up color with my water brush to fill in.
I pulled some color from the design into the background for
a light wash and picked up some color from the palette as needed.
I almost didn't catch that caterpillar on the branch. Isn't he fun?
I love the sentiment but know that we can't always do what brings us joy.
Sometimes we have to do the other stuff and get our joy from doing a hard job well.
CAS Mix Up: Ink Stamps with Markers
Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.
Stamps: Gnome on a Swing (Stamping Bella)
Ink: Distress Markers (Brushed Corduroy, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Ripe Persimmon, Seedless Preserves, Wilted Violet, Hickory Smoke, Pumice Stone, Blueprint Sketch, Tumbled Glass, SU Brown Sugar
Paper: Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press), Neenah
Other: Foam Sheet