Wednesday, 25 February 2015

What’s On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #299

There hasn’t been any crafting going on around here lately. This is my kitchen table shot from last week, which didn’t get posted.

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I was playing around with a new set of stamps that layer up to make….

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….this Lotus Blossom. I’ve used three different coloured inks for the flower head here. It works well with just one ink pad too, stamping off on scrap paper first to get lighter shades of the same colour. I did that for the stem on this example. Well, I meant to. I forgot when I stamped the finished card. You can see the effect it gives on the scrap paper to the right.

That’s me for today. I’m going to make a cup of tea (I’ve made and drunk an ocean of it, this last week, I think) and have a quiet half hour of visiting desks

22 comments:

Annie said...

I'm grabbing a few minutes while my munchkins are enjoying colouring together to visit a few of my fav bloggy friends....and you're one of those. 😃
What a lovely stamp set....love the results.
Hugs,
Annie x #19

Sian said...

They're very pretty flowers. I'm sure some quiet reading time, just on your own, will be a good break for you right now.

My not so simple life said...

Those flowers are beautiful. Hope you get some crafting done this week :)

scrappyjacky said...

Love how you've made those flowers.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love the lotus blossom, I think that'll be very popular over the Spring months ahead...it's so fresh and pretty.
I know what you mean about tea consumption...I remember the same happening when my mum passed away. Strong tea seemed to keep everyone going......
Sending hugs,
LLJ. 27 xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Fiona, that is a gorgeous flower stamp. Love the shades you've used.Its irritating when you forget a stamping off step, I did it a couple of times with the penny farthing cards I was stamping!Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #18 xx

KarmaCraft said...

Oooh I spy my sale-a-bration gift!!! I can't wait.to use that!!! My time - warp sister this week, hang tough!!! xx

Shel C said...

I do love that lotus 2 step stamping set. I have seen it popping up lots of place lately :) Hope you have a creative week! Shel-PaperOcotilloStudio @51

Sandy Leigh said...

I love the layering technique - beautiful. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #48

glitterandglue said...

That's beautiful, Fiona. A lovely idea, and very effective.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #11

kilnfiredart said...

Very pretty
Jll #63

Helen said...

What a gorgeous flower and so beautifully stamped with the different inks. Hope you've had a good day - thanks for visiting already (I have more tubs with leftovers too!) Helen #5

MrsC.x said...

lovely colours on the lotus blossom there
Happy WOYWW
love Mrs C.x #30
http://craftroomdiary.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/woyww-february-25th-2015.html

Scrapbook Lynne said...

I love the effect you are getting using those stamping techniques... thanks for sharing, I am going to try a few right now... Lynne #70

Louise said...

Oooh i do like this flower stamp - looks so lovely in all them colours x

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous flower stamps they finish looks lovely. Have a great woyww, Angela x 60

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Fiona
that's a pretty and clever stamp set ....is it a stampin up set?
hope you enjoyed your quiet half an hour.
janet #2

Chrysalis said...

Ooh, how pretty is that?! Enjoy the cuppa and a good week, Chris # 21

Jo said...

Wow, I love that stamp, the colours you've used are perfect x

Sandra said...

That has to be one of the prettiest of stamps, I've seen in a while

Miriam said...

Oh! how lovely is this? I was looking for a new punch last week and kept coming across one that punched a lotus flower in three parts, I just couldn't work out how it worked! I can now...

Lisa-Jane said...

This is such a beautiful stamp!