I don’t know about you but I find that one of the perils of crafting is become addicted to different products. At the moment, stamps are my thing and one of my favourites is the recently discovered Rubber Moon. Aside from the fabulous designs they have had the foresight to offer their stamps as either unmounted, cling or mounted on wood blocks. This is a bonus for those of us that live on the opposite side of the pond as it cuts down on postage. I also love it that orders are quick to make it across the water. As luck would have it, my latest order arrived yesterday which just so happened to be my birthday! I have also joined the Moon Mail club which sends you an exclusive stamp each month and sometimes some bonus goodies too. This month there was a little package of some new sized art pieces by Inchie Arts. These are 2″ x 4″ – so the equivalent of two twinchies side by side. I have had a ton of fun playing with these so thought I would share the results with with you today.
As you can see, the Inchie Arts pieces take ink beautifully! I smooched on a rainbow of Distress inks and then spritzed with water.The stamp is Grow your own Wishes and the words are one of Paperartsy’s Eclectica sets by Emma Godfrey.
I used more distress inks and water spritzing for the background and then added the border. I stamped the moon and then used Grow your own Wishes again, masking off all but three of the stars with post-its. I stamped a second moon, coloured it with polychromos and paper pieced it over the original image.
I’ve used stamping and paper piecing to create this little garden scene. The plant like stamp is the July Moon Mail Club exclusive. Isn’t that little gnome adorable? I’ve also used Curvy Branch and Little Luna.
Now these have become sooo addictive that I actually turned over the last one and used the reverse to create this:
I used a little rose stamp all over and the coloured in the flowers with Promarkers. For the background I painted on some Mermaid Lagoon distress ink using a water brush. Finally, I added some white highlights.
Now I mentioned that yesterday was my birthday. I had a lovely, but quiet, day and was spoiled by Mr Beez and my sons. I was lucky enough to receive not one but three cake boxes from my favourite bakery – Betty’s.
One was a little iced fruit cake, one was my favourite, macaroons and just take a look what was inside the third:
Chocolate truffle cake bees!!!! How perfect are they?
Thanks for buzzing by.