Friday, 19 June 2015
Glamorous hot summery colours with lots of shimmer and sparkle ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I really wish you could see the sparkle and shine on this card, Monday’s card was more sparkly too, lol.
I’m playing/using my H2O paints and Adirondack IPs and I’d forgotten how much I love working with the paints and my very old Ranger ink pads, these were all the rage before Tim Holtz’s Distress inks.
Recently I discovered that I really like shabby chic style but struggle to create that style. The lovely LC&C DT ladies have inspired me to ‘play’ shabby style, lol, they’re all very talented and very lovely too.
It appears that you all like my use of bolder colour too right now. A seriously huge thank you for all the lovely comments you’ve been leaving – I hope to be able to visit you all soon. Another card to share with you today that I created for several of my favourite challenges and here it is …
Another A6 pretty little card
I love how this main panel. I stamped and watercoloured the Gibson girl first and then very carefully painted the background around her with black watercolour before adding pink H2O paint over the top of that - it has wonderful shimmer.
These little butterflies are fabulous and will be used a lot.
Three of them which was great snippet busting too.
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges:Fussy & Fancy Challenge #141 Distressed
I used the colours and two sets of IBS stamps
Ranger Adirondack IPs, Stamps & Luminarte H2O paints
I love the Gibson girl panel and the background! The background was stamped with
Adirondacks. I then
over-stamped randomly with H2O paints – the shimmer is a.m.a.z.i.n.g! I stamped and used normal WC paint to colour
the Gibson girl and left the panel overnight to thoroughly dry. The next day I very carefully painted around
her with black WC paint, I left that to thoroughly dry (couple of hours),
before over painting the black WC with a thin layer of H2O paint and left to
I have to do that technique again soon: it is so lush! I hope you like this card as much as I do. I enjoyed using a mixture of old and new stamps and old and new mediums too. I don’t think this card looks old fashioned. WC painting is ‘trendy’ right now and adding bright cheery colours and bling means you have a very happy lady here, who has finally used up three pots of H2O paints.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do over the coming weekend ttfn Karen x
Tools & Stash
Inspired by Stamping: Butterflies stamp set; Inspiring stamp set
Stampendous Gibson Girl rubber stamps #
Heat gun; paint brushes; pot of water; spray bottle with water
Crafters Companion A4 Centura Pearl Snow White Accents for base and snippets of white card for stamping and embossing on
EPs & Paints:
H2O paints: pink & purple
Watercolour paints: black, brown and scarlet which was watered down a lot to create a lovely shade of pink for the skin
Ranger Archival: Jet Black
Adirondack: Lettuce; Wild
Tim Holtz Distress: Worn Lipstick
Brilliance IPs: Pearlescent Lime; Pearlescent Orchid
Satin shimmer dotty ribbon I won from Hazel a couple of years ago
Wild Orchid Crafts peach chrysanthemum
Collall 3D glue gel; foam pads; double sided tape; Versamark IP
# very old stash: minimum eight years old so no idea if available to purchase