Happy New Year! I hope 2015 is a wonderful year for you.
Again I would like to thank everyone for your visits and kind comments. I feel lucky to connect with friends close to home and fellow bloggers around the world through creative hobbies. Thanks to all of you for giving me so much inspiration and encouragement.
I have a card design to show today that I very much enjoyed creating. I used stamps designed by the talented Ryn Tanaka from Designs by Ryn (Trickling Water 2 Set and Patio Stone).
I combined Ryn's stamps with a flower stamp set designed by my talented 'teamie' Miranda Degenaars of Miracle Art Inspirations. The flower & word stamp set were included with a set of two techniques books written by Miranda for Art Specially. A sweet sister gave the books and stamps to me as a wonderful gift:)
I painted the background with Distress Paints. Next I brushed watered down Gesso over the dried paint and then scrunched plastic wrap on top. After drying I also sprayed with a metallic Glimmer Mist (which you cannot see in the photo). I also painted highlights with Gesso using bubble wrap and a round lid.
I stamped Design by Ryn's amazing Trickling Water 2 Set and the lettering from Miranda's stamp set with Cocoa Archival ink. I also stamped Ryn's Patio Stone with Distress Inks in the background.
The flowers were embossed with brown on separate paper, coloured with Tombow markers and highlighted with white Wink of Stella and Luminate Smooch ink. I 'fancy cut' the flowers and attached as shown. The stamped image is one large flower with the smaller one, I added the 2nd large flower on the left by gluing together.
All the best,