I have been experimenting and making again. I recently bought a very versatile stamp set - the poppy in the photo above, which has two layers and which creates a lovely hand painted look. I think this is one I will use a lot. As you can see, its first incarnation was as a thank you card. I was really pleased with the results.
My friend had a birthday, so out came a card making kit and this card was duly created. I hope she liked it.
I have also been playing with my Brusho paints again, trying to create loose watercolour flowers. I watched a video on you tube and thought I could manage it, but as with so many things, it didn't quite work as I had hoped. I stamped the flower centres and then pulled the paint and water out to create the petals. This is what I was aiming for:
Hmm, I'm not quite there yet! Practise, practise, practise! The nice thing is a that practising something like this is a rather enjoyable occupation in itself. I may try different brushes to see if that might help.
I embossed the stamens on some of the flowers and liked the raised texture it gave. I shall have another go and see what happens.