Inspired by the colors and embroidery of the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab I grabbed my medallion stamp. It's kinda got the circles-but-square look like the pattern in the material. But how to get the texture of the embroidery? Which even kinda shimmers?
Colored the image with markers, misted with water and stamped. Then misted again and stamped again.
Then I saw my PTI Lovely Layers set still laying there from my monogram card and decided to add more interest and layers with some of the circle images from it (the green and the white embossed). And then I had the brilliant idea to put some little blooms into those circles. Ha (insert nod in Darnell's direction - she's recently reorganized her clear stamps by category) . You know you probably have many little blooms, they come as fillers with lots of stamp sets, but WHICH ONES? Took me 10 minutes, but now I can tell you that Hero Arts All Occasion Messages has some great little fillers. The stitched bloom in the green circles is from a Crafty Secrets sewing set. The cluster of three teensy berries is PTI Harvest Berries and the teensiest flower ever - embossed on the purple flourishes - is in the PTI Love Lives Here. Whoddathunkit?
I've been inking just the outside edge of focal panels lately, barely noticeable but I think it adds a kick. Just wanted to point out that I did it on the first card, using up the "gelato smush" I had created to stamp the dot clusters. I just watered it down even more (it was on my plastic painter's palette) and let the edges of the watercolor paper soak some up! Actually did it to the envelope edges too. Less waste ya know ;)
Also playing at:
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Happy new week and thanks for looking.
Paper: Cardbase Craft UK, watercolor paper
Stamps: medallion Rubbernecker, PTI Lovely Layers, Harvest Berries and Love Lives Here, Crafty Secrets, sentiment Mia's Stempelküche and The Crafts Meow
Ink : Versafine
Tools: Mini Mister, heat tool, corner rounder EKS
Other: waterbased markers, purple metallic gelato Plot, white embossing powder, bling