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Monday, July 29

Art Gone Wild! and Friends Black Eyed Susan Stamp

Good Morning and HAPPY Monday!! Well, maybe I should say Good Afternoon! It's been so rainy and dreary in Maine this summer that I haven't had much time to spend in my gardens -- enjoying the beauty and scents of my flowers -- and I also haven't weeded much! LOL.

Yesterday I decided I had to spend some time because the weeds were taking over. While I was there I really enjoyed seeing the bees buzzing around all the black-eyed susan's that are in abundance. I also cut some and gave them to my Mom since she loves them so.

 Aren't they beautiful??!! You can see where the inspiration for my Black Eyed Susan stamp (Cling Stamp AGC1-2692) from Art Gone Wild! and Friends came from, can't you?

Anyway, since I've got them on my mind I thought I would share some closeups of a few projects I did using that stamp. They both came together so easily, and they do look hand-drawn! Love that.

Black Eyed Susan stamp (Cling Stamp AGC1-2692) by Catherine Scanlon from Art Gone Wild and Friends
For the first project I created a card using a single impression of the stamp that I stamped using black StazOn ink on Strathmore Mixed Media Paper. I painted the background with watercolor paint and colored the flowers with Caran D'ache Pablo Colored pencils, which I do love. When that was dry I trimmed it and rounded the corners and matted it on black cardstock and then on the kraft card base.

Of course, I did add stitching to add some texture -- no card is complete without stitching you know!  To finish it off I used my new Journal Words Stamp Set (Clear Set SC-2701) to stamp the sentiment. I layered it on the card with foam tape.                                              

Black Eyed Susan stamp (Cling Stamp AGC1-2692) by Catherine Scanlon from Art Gone Wild and Friends

For the second project I created a 9x12 Art journal page using my favorite quote "be the flower" I just stamped around the Mixed Media Paper 3 times trying to get a varied look using StazOn black ink. I used a permanent marker to draw in the design where the stems needed to extended to the edge of the image and then added a border.

Then I painted the image with watercolor paints and and colored pencils again. To finish it off I added the quote and journaling.

I am so happy with the quality and way these cling and clear stamps work, I couldn't have asked for a better company to work with!

THANKS for stopping by today, have a WONDERFUL day!

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