Last week there was a HUGE blog hop for Cath Edvalson, trends editor for Paper Crafts Magazine and the host of the Moxie Fab World Blog. she recently retired and a whole lot of papercrafters decided to come together and a hop was organized...BUT, I was living under a rock and was unaware, until after the linky closed!
So, I decided to share my card here on my blog and thank her for the difference she has made in my life. Cath was one of the first few people who recognized my work and thought it was interesting enough to share with the paper crafting world. My work was constantly appreciated by her, whether it was a challenge win or a highlight, she knew how to skim and pick through hundreds of entries. My work being highlighted was good enough, but her write up about how and why a particular entry was chosen always made me think! It was such a huge moment for me when I was featured as Moxie Fabber of the week. Her keen eye for design and trends, truly made her different!
You will be missed Cath!
Using a fine brush, I painted the stamp with masking fluid and stamped it. This saves the white of the flower and allows you to work on the background without the need to be careful or having to go around the image. Once dry, the masking can be removed very easily by rubbing on it with an eraser.
ETA- Masking fluid is a latex/rubber fluid used to mask and save the whites/washes in a watercolor painting, especially delicate, intricate areas which are hard to go around. I have used Winsor and Newton Art colorless masking fluid.
Inked the stamp again with a very light grey ink and stamped the image to get the finer details of the flower.
A closer look at the details.....
......stamped the sentiment, which truly conveys my gratitude.
Thanks again Cath, for all the inspiration and encouragement and contribution.Wish you the very best for all your future endeavors.
Sharing with Simon Says Stamp-Thanks/thanksgiving .