Now lets just be clear, the day before I had selected a few stamps I liked the look of and thought would work well together, but I had no time-frame in mind as to what, when or even if I was going to do anything with them, it was just a well "it would be nice to see if I could", sort of thing, if that makes sense?
Anyway I had picked out the following Visible Image stamps (and a few others I did not use in the end)
Ahead Of Our Time (for the spiral)
Immortal Love Set ( for the word "Love" & "is Forever")
Create It! (for the large crackle)
Believe in unicorns ( for the clouds)
So I swapped to these Distress inks on the left of the picture, all by Sir Tim Holtz
Fired Brick (kind of went overboard with it)
With the background kind of done, if a little heavy on the Fired brick, I figured what the hell and got to work with the stamping platform, laying the clean stamps on the card where I wanted them, then closing the stamp platform to allow it to pick up the stamp, then adding ink and closed it again.
Pressing down firmly BUT gently at the same time (I have this thing resting on the Tim Holtz glass cutting mat, there would be hell to pay if I broke it (possibly literally).
Nautical Blue (Memento) for most of the back-groundy stuff like the Spiral, the Heart and the Crackle
Grey Flannel (Memento) for the clouds
Graphite black (Brilliance) for the text
Ignore the VersaMagic Perfect Plumeria from the image as it was not used.
The text is not as straight as I would have liked, now its not on the image in this shot but I added clouds to cover up a mistake in the centre of the image.
I basically added a feather but did not like it, used a colour that I thought would work, so I over stamped it in the final shot below using the clouds from the believe in unicorns set.
I had thought about adding some ribbon or something on the right side of the image, then thought better of it (just learning to walk this game, not ready for marathons just yet) and trimmed it off instead.
"will there be more ?"
I think so... in fact I know so :)
And because if you read the post below I kind of ordered a stamp as I have a project in mind for it.