Tuesday, February 7, 2017

An Experiment: Day Four

Yesterday's card showed off Papertrey's Life stamp set images in a pastel wildflower field, but today's card portrays a colorful bank where the wild thyme blows...

These images were straight stamped with dye inks...no spritzing.

I added just a touch of azalea to the left of the sentiment because it looked a bit bare over there. Designing a card around a large quotation stamp like that is challenging, but I love how the diagonal not only allows some white space but also makes the flowers look like they might actually be on a bank where wild thyme blows.

*happy Shakespearean sigh*

Do you have a favorite Shakespearean play? Mine is A Midsummer Night's Dream, whence the above quotation comes, although Much Ado about Nothing is a close second. Or maybe The Tempest. Hamlet is always a good one. So is Henry V. I'll understand if you can't pick a favorite (or even if you don't enjoy Shakespeare's plays at all...I'll be sad, but I'll understand).

I just love using the word whence.

Mercy, grace, peace, love, and thyme,

stamps: Papertrey Life, Hero Arts Shakespearean Poetry
ink: various dye inks
paper: Papertrey
accessories: none


  1. Oh!! I love this card!!

    We used to go to live performances by the Orlando Shakespeare Festival, and they were so great! It really is amazing how well talented actors can make Shakespeare not only accessible but very enjoyable. We used to take friends who would ordinarily roll their eyes at the idea of reading Shakespeare, and they would totally enjoy the performances. Midsummer Night's Dream and Much Ado are two of my favorites also, as is Twelfth Night. I like the comedies!

  2. Wow! Spectacular! The little bit of inking at the quote really helps with the balance. And I need a Shakespeare quote set ASAP

  3. The bright flowers are a terrific change from all the ones that are pastel. Really grabs your attention.


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