Thursday, March 13, 2014

A card for 2 challenges

Real Flowers

I was thinking about my friend Virginia's Watercolor Challenge the other day, and I remembered these Real Flower woodblock stamps from Hero Arts circa 2002.  They were on the scene before I was stamping, but once I had seen them, I made it my mission to find as many of them as I could, and thanks to a used stamp sale here in our area each spring, I have collected a good number of them.  

So I started with a piece of thick watercolor paper, wet it, and then proceeded to stamp these flowers using distress inks Shaded Lilac, Picked Raspberry, Shabby Shutters, and Peeled Paint.  After drying thoroughly, I then overstamped the sentiment from another old woodblock set, and then mounted my panel on an egg-shell card to match the watercolor paper.  Because I used a birthday sentiment, I can also enter this into Hero Arts current Birthday contest, too.

Because these stamps are so old, I can't link them to anywhere, but if you go over to my flickr photostream, I have listed them for you in this photo.  

Thanks for visiting today!  Spring IS coming!  Even though we got a little more snow yesterday and the temperatures are in the teens, I can hear the birds singing out there in the sunshine this morning......


  1. Oh this is soooo beautiful Lin.

  2. No matter how old, those stamps are beautiful. And so is your card Lin! Love it!

  3. Your layered stamping is perfect, Lin! Love the colors and stamps you used!

  4. Hi Lin, thanks for your nice comment. I have pharyngitis (wicked sore throat, losing voice) but got a prescription so hopefully that will help! Anyway, I had to tell you how much I LOVE this card...I have ALL of those Real Flower woodblock stamps from early 2000's and they are still among my favorite images. I was so happy to see your card because you make them all look magnificent together! What a GORGEOUS card! I have to Pin this right away!!!

  5. Such a pretty card Lin, I'm loving some of my old stamps again too especially for this water coloured effect !

    Jo x

  6. Just beautiful is RIGHT! Your layered stamping is so perfect!

  7. Seeing this I want to take my Real Flower stamps and make some cards with them. This is gorgeous Lin! Love it!

  8. Beautiful card Lin. Those stamps are definitely ones to hoard. I love all the watercolor I am seeing lately.

  9. I love to stop by here for my daily dose of never disappoint, Lin! This card is really gorgeous! You must be so happy to have collected these beauties over the years too, b/c they're perfect for watercoloring, and for spring...if it ever gets here!


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