Oh WOW, today is the day the designers at Inspired By Stamping showcase the fabulous and oh so versatile stamp set, French Country, a wonderful set that includes corners, a border strip, silhouettes and this wonderful sunflower image, plus a frame which coordinates with the Fancy Labels I die set. I absolutely love, love, LOVE this stamp set for it's elegant French Country flair. Ooo la la!!!
Is that not just the most gorgeous in-your-face sunflower ever?? I knew immediately I wanted to color it with alcohol markers. It's easy to get that blended look as there is lots of room on the petals and leaves. I applied a deep, yellow-gold glitter around the green center for some added sparkle.
Here's a closer look. Now check out the "designer" paper to the left. I looked and looked for some paper in my extensive stash but couldn't find any, so I made my own on white paper by swiping black and dark red ink pads over it until I was satisfied, then I dabbed deep yellow distress ink on top. Instant and perfectly coordinated dp!
The bottom strip was stamped with the border strip from the set. Perfect. I used IBS Satin Ribbon in Scarlet for the bow.
I didn't feel there was room on top for a sentiment, so I put it inside instead. This sentiment is from yesterday's showcase, "Big Notes in French II" . I love the IBS Big Notes series - they say a lot with so little effort.
Thank you for joining me, and please stop by and visit the other designers as well for their various interpretations of this fabulous stamp set. And don't forget - tomorrow is the Big Release of all stamp sets!
Shea (that's me!)
A few useful bits of information...
- All sets will be available for purchase on June 10th, 7 p.m. Brisbane time (5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) in the IBS store
- Free shipping on all orders over $25 for 48 hours only -- June 10th, 7 p.m. Brisbane time to June 12th, 7 pm Brisbane time (5 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) -- code word is June Release
- Save 15% on a bundle of all 6 stamp sets
- Chance to win that day's featured stamp set(s) EVERY DAY during the release party, from June 6th - June 10th! Just leave a comment at owner Joanna Munster's blog each day for your chance to win. (Each winner will be randomly selected.)