Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Kindness card

Hello,

Erica here with a quick card and a short post today. Not like me I know, but I am so tired these days as I'm adjusting to a ne gym routine and clean eating. Let me tell you, this healthy living stuff isn't for the faint-hearted...!

Let's get to business shall we? I have been on a bit of a roll with ink blending recently and I had an idea I wanted to try out which involved ink blending colours and stamping a flower on top. Kind of like reverse colouring, sort of. For this card I decided to use the Beautiful Bloom-Sunflower stamp because it also has a lovely sentiment about kindness which I wanted to use. November is usually a month of generosity and spreading kindness so it was a no-brainer really.

When I do ink blending I always use water colour paper, it just glides on so much easier than normal card stock/paper and if you want to splatter water droplets on it after to get that lovely dotty effect, it doesn't warp the paper either.

I picked out the colours I wanted to use and I stuck to quite traditional colours for this sunflower i.e. yellow for the petals, brown for the middle and green for the leaves and stem. The look I was after wasn't a "perfect" look so I just blended the colours roughly where I thought the outlines would be, flicked some water drops on top, let it dry and then stamped the image on top in black. Once the image was stamped on top I realised I had to add a little bit more green but that's ok. It was an experiment and it was fun to see where it was going. I also added a little bit of blue around the edges as it looked a bit empty there.



Originally I had planned on cutting off a bit of the panel and adhering it to black card stock for a bit of contrast but decided against that. Instead I went for a bit of gold thread wrapped around the
bottom. The sentiment I stamped on a small stitched label I had cut out and placed over the gold thread. It didn't end up looking the way I wanted so I tied a small bow using the same gold thread and added that to the label. For one last finishing touch, I also added a few sequins from the Sunshine On The Daisies mix.



That's it from this tired (but already a bit lighter) crafty gal.

Happy crafting from Erica

Love and Laughter,
 

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