Hello creative people, I hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend. Our Spring continues to be up and down with the temperatures. This weekend, it's a little like winter but without the snow and the middle of the week was more like summer.
I'm still hooked on making paper flowers, it's fun to use different colours and shaping techniques and for this card I used mixed media to create the background.
I start with Strathmore mixed media card stock, 400 Series which I like a lot as it holds a lot of water and has a smooth vellum finish which is great to stamp on.
The first step was to create texture using Tim Holtz Stencil THS032 Flourish and molding paste. When dry I added Distress Paints (Violet and Blueprint). I brushed a little heavy body white acrylic paint after drying. I also stamped some lettering using blue Versafine ink which is hard to see in the photo. I also used a little turquoise mica power and finished with Distress Crackle paint here and there.
Dies: Marianne Design - Clock CR1234, Sizzix Tim Holtz Tattered Florals 656640, Dee's Distinctively - Large Green Leaf
I wet the flower die cuts after blending Distress Inks over top and crinkled the largest for the first layer. I curled some of petals as you can see and added small beads to the centres with Glossy Accents.
You can see more of the detail in the close ups below.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,