I know this will be hard to believe, but I have actually used a stamp set MORE THAN ONCE for the first time in, well, a LONG time. Don't fall over now.
I decided to play along with the March Pin Sights Challenge, but I have to say this was hard for me. This is the image that was to be used for inspiration:
These are not the sorts of colors I usually choose, but I got an idea of what I wanted to do and off I went! Lookie:
GOJUS! (YILM!) I wasn't sure I liked this until I added the greeting in black ink, and suddenly it really just worked beautifully.
The black really makes the colors look antique and wonderful.
So I added more black with the baker's twine.
And more with the Beetle Black Doodlebug Sprinkles.
This was painted with distress inks and then Fine-Tec Mica Pigments....so GOJUS!
I ended up being really happy with this!
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