And they're probably not your 'traditional' Irish colours, unless you think of Guinness (which is brewed near Dublin) and Irish coffee :) Visit the playdate cafe for the story behind Julie's colour choice this week. They are gorgeous colours to work with.
I had loads of ideas but was in the mood for making small things, and since I owe loads of ATCs I played around with card measuring 2.5"x3.5" lol.
My inspiration for the flowers came about from this stencilled piece I did a week ago back, and the paper I had near my journal yesterday. When I use a stamp, I never clean it off straight away, but stamp it onto plain white paper until it's pretty clean. I will often then use this piece - to cut images from, or to cut beautifully layered image sections from.
The flower is stamped onto stencilled paper before being cut out. The background was created by repeatedly stamping the image.
And by working with the 'reverse' colours I got two designs for the price of one :)
Thanks so much to everyone who joined in at the playdate cafe again this week. We repeated out 100+ entries which we're very grateful for. An Artistic Outpost stamp plate of your choice was up for grabs last week, and this week we are honoured to be sponsored by Unity stamps, who make fab, fab stamps too! I have a set and they are superb quality, and pre-cut unmounted (yay, no sticky scissors!)
There's so much going on at the cafe - celebrity guest, a massive prize this week, and all the other designers great work. So why not head over there to see what it's all about :)