So I wanted to use this lovely background stamp by Scrapberrys - I just love those overlapping circles......and these stamps are superb quality, they stamp beautifully, and you should take a peek at their site, the prices are amazingly low and you can get everything over there - gems, washi, papers etc at a fraction of the usual cost
My first inclination was to use a riot of bright colours with this stamp, but after I heat embossed the stamp in white onto white cardstock, and started sponging distress inks over the whole panels - I stamped it three times - the end result was quite a pleasing pastel palette...... I used a MFT die to cut up the panels.....
and then mounted the whole lot onto a black card, and prettied it up with some gemstones. Sentiment is by Clearly Besotted Stamps
I like the clean and graphic look of the finished card.
So it begins............whilst doing a bit of food shopping yesterday, feeling very comfortable and a bit Springlike in jeans and a sweater but without a coat, I saw an assortment of people who clearly think that miraculously the sea has made some huge surge towards the geographical center of England where I live, and were happily doing a spot of shopping before heading for the beach - I was tempted to ask a couple of them in strapless maxi dresses and flip flops if they charge for deck chairs at this new beach that has appeared somewhere in the area, overnight, like a mushroom.
Probably best not to ask, but it was very tempting when I shared a lift with a girl in a bikini top and shorts. Since the nearest beach is a two and a half hour drive away, they need to get a move on before the sun goes behind those clouds. I blame the EU (mind you, I blame the EU for most things), putting all these nonsensical ideas about long hot days and carefree cafe cultures into the minds of sensible UK citizens, who a few years ago would never leave home without a brolly........
See you tomorrow x