Good morning! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready for the week! Our weather is supposed to be great this week so I am definitely looking forward to some sun and warmth!
The nice weather has me in a tropical, beachy mood so I immediately thought of the 3 Step Hibiscus set from Kitchen Sink Stamps. I also have been wanting to make some more bookmarks for a while now. The KSS store carries these cute little plastic sleeves which are perfect for protecting pretty handmade bookmarks! They're great for gift-giving, give a book and a pretty bookmark - voila!!
Recipe: Step 1 - (Barn Door) Ranger, Step 2 - (Wild Honey) Ranger, Step 3 - (Cantelope) Memento
After I stamped the flowers I did hear set them so that I didn't accidentally smudge them while finishing. The final step was to paint the background blue. I wanted it to look somewhat watery so mixed a few colors and them mixed in some water. I pretty much just used my fingers to paint between the flowers and make it fluid and watery.
I added some doodle words scattered throughout which was Friday's Mix Ability Challenge on SCS. I hardly ever doodle, but the words just seemed appropriate.
It's quite a different look from my other KSS work but I love that I can use my current stock and different techniques to achieve a whole new finished product! Now if I could just take that vacation to Hawaii where I could really soak in the tropics . . . aaahhhhh!! Someday! :)
I hope you have a chance to visit the rest of the KSS Crew and the your week is full of sunny days!
Cardstock: (White) Neenah, vintage book paper, Stamps: (3 Step Hibiscus) Kitchen Sink Stamps, Ink: (Cottage Ivy, Bamboo Leaves, Pear Tart, Cantelope) Memento, (Barn Red, Wild Honey) Ranger, Accessories: (Ribbon) My Favorite Things, (Bookmark sleeve) Kitchen Sink Stamps, (doodle pen) Scarlet Lime, Tools: (Gesso) Liquitex, Decoupage, craft paint