Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Spring Song

Perhaps it's because I have always been an avid reader but as soon as I saw this stamp I thought "Perfect bookmark!". I guess it's just the proportions of the image.

I decided to go with the delicacy of the image by using inks as watercolours to give a soft and subtle look to the colouring. I'm a great reader of fiction, I really don't get on with biographies etc, and what is fiction but dreams, really?

This really doesn't take a lot of time or materials so I think it would make a nice little gift for things like teacher thank yous. You could even slip one inside a book you were giving as a gift to make it even more personal.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Spring Song (February Stamp of the Month)
Motivational Centers (Mona Lisa Moments line)

140lb hot press watercolor paper
Simply Heavy Black (CHF)

Stazon by Tsukineko (Timber Brown)
Various Tim Holtz Distress inks by Ranger (as watercolors)

Sewing machine and thread

Thanks for stopping by!


Unknown said...

Joanne, this is so pretty and delicate.

Your colouring is beautiful and gives so much live to the stamp.

Hope you're keeping well.


Scrappy~Sarah said...

Really beautiful :)

Net said...

That's a super image Joanne. I really like what you've done with it.

Karen said...

This is really pretty Joanne, love it! XXX

CLARE said...

Beautifully coloured image. This is a great idea, I am always using old tickets & bits of paper for bookmarks. The stitching makes it more robust somehow.

Effie said...

That is a beautiful stamp....

Janice said...

That is really beautiful Joanne.

Kathy said...

This is soooo pretty Joanne, I love the blue on the white background, it really glows

tracy said...

thats really sweet :)