April 05, 2015

Under Cherries

I was blessed with some really good fortune last month as I won a gift certificate from Ellen Hutson which I used to order Tim's new Flower Garden stamp set (it was love at first site).

My luck improved even more when Tim used this stamp set for the April Tag of 2015 and I'm so happy that I have one to use!

I stamped what I think is a cherry or apple blossom on some watercolor canvas that was cut out and pasted to a background made with Tim's Kraft Resist paper. 

I altered the paper background using paint and stamps and, if you're not familiar with this product, you can watch Tim's video.

My hand-lettered text was made with a gel pen and comes from this Haiku poem (translated by Asataro Miyamori):

Under cherry-flowers,
None are utter strangers.

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I have to say a word about Ellen Hutson because this was my first experience ordering from their site.

I really like their fast shipping policy. They strive to fill your order and ship it within one business day after you place it.

They use USPS Priority Mail so you get it in three days and it comes in a nice sturdy box so nothing gets smashed.

Thanks Ellen (for the gift) and thanks Tim (for what may be my all-time most favorite stamp set ever).


  1. Beautiful work - so fresh and full of Spring!

  2. This tag is breathtakingly beautiful! I love that stamp and will have to get it.

  3. Wowwww, wie wunderschön....BEAUTIFUL. Gefällt mir sehr.
    LG Carola

  4. Your tag is absolutely gorgeous, I can feel the Spring.

  5. Oh my! Such a stunning tag. The details are spot on. Everything form the resist background to the translated poem. Lovely!

  6. Gorgeous - that stamp is beautiful - love the muted tones you have used.