Hello everyone !
I have a design today using images from Designs from Ryn. My last post for Ryn featured a card with her Maple Leaf in the background and this time I've used her Elm Leaf. Ryn's leaf designs are great for creating texture in backgrounds, you can find them in her Flora section. I know pink leaves are odd, but this is fantasy right?
Using the Acrylic Block Technique I added Picked Raspberry, Barn Door and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks to the background. I was inspired to use this colour combo from designs in one of Miranda's Art Specialty books.
I stamped Elm Leaf with Imperial Purple Versafine ink and then stamped Sea Bubbles with Moonlight Brilliance and then the Purple Versafine over the background. Sea Bubbles is another favorite image to use on backgrounds. I spritzed an area on the background with water and blotted with paper towel to lighten it up so that I could stamp the sentiment. 'Friends' is by Inkadinkado.
I painted African Daisy with all three Distress Inks (add ink direct from the pad to craft mat and use a brush with water), then decoupaged and covered it with Stardust Stickles. I love the textured centre of this African Daisy image but for a change I added a large pearl brad. I stamped the leaf a few times, added a little Picked Raspberry Ink and cut the texture around it off to create the petals for the flower.
Here is a look at the Elm Leaf image: