Monday, 20 July 2015

Sending Happy Thoughts.....


     This weeks project for Creative Expressions is 'Sending Happy Thoughts...' your way. I have used a striplet stamp by John Lockwood called Daffodil Burst.
      The image is stamped and embossed in Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold on Foundations Cream card. I have used Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks to colour the flowers. Drawing inks are Mica watercolours in liquid form, in a handy little bottle with a tiny brush (just like an eyeliner), they are the same gorgeous watercolour that is available in a paint pallet.
     I painted each flower separately with white then immediately with yellow so that I could blend the inks slightly. The stamens are painted with Marigold to add a small splash of bold colour.
     I chose to paint the flowers more like Narcissus as I have used a bright yellow card blank, well if you're sending happy thoughts it has to be a happy colour too.
     The image panel is mounted on a thin layer of burnt orange, then a larger layer of green , both coloured with alcohol markers, before going on to a thin layer of cream. I know it's lots of layers but it still comes up quite thin so postage should be standard.
     The sentiment comes from another of John's stamp sets called Daffodil Elements, it is stamped and embossed in CS Bright Gold again.

Materials used
CE John Lockwood stamps - Daffodil Burst Striplet / Daffodil Elements
CE Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks - Pearl Shine / Sunrise Yellow / Marigold Burst
CE Embossing Powder - Bright Gold
Perfect Medium Ink Pad

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