Hi there. I have just heard that sadly a friend of mine has fallen over and broken her hip so this card is for her. I have made this nice and bright and cheery using a set of rose stamps which I bought a little while ago in one of the sheds which sell all sorts of things including crafting goodies. These do not seem to be named but appear to be from the Netherlands. I used one of my stencils bought at the same time. These are not top quality items but I must say they are very good for the money.
I started with a 6" square snippet of white card and a stencil with a wreath of leaves, and using some Creative Expressions Multi Tex powder I mixed it with some water and a little PVA glue until it was the right consistency for spreading through the stencil. I applied it with an old plastic card which works well. I added a little of the Turquoise Brusho powder to the paste before applying it to the card.
This took about an hour to dry and then I die cut the centre using an XCut circle die. I decided to apply some Brushos to this circle using Turquoise, Lemon and a tiny bit of Aquamarine which has some little bits of pinky purple in it . They are such fun to use as you never quite know what you will get. I spritzed with water and then blotted with a bit of kitchen towel to remove the excess water.
I stamped the flowers on to this circle using a couple of the stamps and my Versafine Smokey Gray ink and I then watercoloured the flowers with the Brushos and my waterbrush. I wasn't sure how this would work but I sprinkled the very tiniest bit of the powder through the single hole in the top of the pots and added the water from the brush on to my glass mat. I used the Lemon and Orange on the flowers, and for the stems and leaves I used Dark Brown, Leaf Green and Emerald Green. I decided to darken the edge of the circle with some Peacock Feather Distress ink applied with a blending tool.
I was not totally happy with the finished colour of the texture paste which I thought needed to be darker, so I decided to darken it with Peacock Feathers ink. The stencil is quite thin and the application of the texture paste worked out well but it would not line up well enough to apply the ink over the top so I decided to add some of the ink over the whole piece instead using a blending tool.
To finish I adhered this texture paste background to a 7" square white base card and to break the colours up I added a larger white circle cut using an XCut circle die a size larger which I sandwiched between the background and the topper. I then added the sentiment using the Versafine Smokey Gray ink.
Thank you for stopping by today.
I am entering the following challenges:
CAS Mix Up June Challenge - I have used stamping and stencilling with texture paste as asked for, and my own choice watercolouring and ink blending.
CAS Watercolour June Challenge - Summer. I have used roses which are a Summertime flower.
The Flower Challenge - No. 9 Anything Goes.
Addicted to Stamps and More - No. 247 Make Your Mark. Congratulations on your 5th Birthday!
Penny Black and More June Challenge - Anything Goes.
Happy Little Stampers June Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes (no twist).
Allsorts Challenge - Week 421 Flower Power.