Sunday, 12 April 2015

Free Stamps

We spend all this money on craft products and just once in a while, free stamps come your way that just work so well together. My friend gave me the Stampendous cling stamp called Parasol Portrait as it was just not her thing and she thought I would like it, I do, I really like it.
The free stamp that came with Craft Stamper magazine this month is by Visible Image and is a grunge flourish which I thought would work perfectly with the portrait.

The background is distress ink : Weathered Wood, Victorian Velvet and a touch of Milled Lavender.
Stamped the flourish part of the freebee stamp in sky blue memento around the edges of the A6 shiny card to get a pale and interesting background.
Then I added the image in black stazon and stamped the grungy part of the stamp around the edges. I like the graphic look of it stamped in black. The sentiment and rose text was added later and the roses coloured with distress markers.

That's all for today, the Sunny day sent me outdoors so minimal crafting has been done.


  1. They really do work beautifully together. I love the Parasol Portrait... so glad she's found a happy home with you. Lovely monochrome look with the gentle touch of pink for the roses.
    Alison xx

  2. What a fine looking lady! I think we all love a freebie lol & I live what you've done with these 2, the pale blue is almost invisible on my iPad but after zooming in I can just about make it out, my stamp is as yet un-inked.....