Today's lesson is about how to use floral stamps. There are many kinds of floral stamps, of course; the one they were using in class is an outline stamp.
The card I first wanted to try was Jennifer's field of black and white flowers, with one focal image in color. Here's my take on it:
My first attempt was too crowded; the extra flowers were crowding the focal flower and the sentiment. This is better, but it is still too crowded on the left. I do kind of like the way it starts out busy on the left and clears out around the sentiment. I should try it again, though.
I'm not really big on flowers, but I've always liked this little rose stamp, which is just one of those one-dollar stamps you can get at Michael's. The design is based on a rose design by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the great Scottish Arts & Crafts designer. He's one of my Mom's favorite artists. (My Mom is Scottish.)
The flower is colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I just got these markers, so I'm not great with them yet, but I'm learning.