Thursday, 18 December 2008


I made this as part of my entry for an ATC competition. The face is a stamp by Hampton and is possibly my all-time favourite - it's so discoloured and scruffy from use! The background stamp is by Crafty Individuals and I love these lilies, which I stamped over a blue and pink background paper. I picked up the turquoise blue in the butterfly wings and in her eye - what you can't see is that I've used mica paints, which gives a slightly unearthly reflective look.

I stamped the lilies again and cut one out - it's mounted on foam pads although this doesn't show very well in the photo, and I picked out the stamens with black relief outliner. Unusual colours for me but I think it works .... (and since I took this picture I've now coloured the white of her eye with a white pen, which makes her look a bit less spooky)!

I haven't posted much this week - not only is it very busy but my mum is probably dying. Since she's suffered from dementia for a number of years it can only be a merciful release.


Paula said...

So sorry to hear about your mums ill health Rosie, my thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time xxxx

Lynne said...

This face is one of my favourite stamps too and I love the colour combination you have used. Sorry to hear about your Mum.