Hello Monday! Are you ready for a new challenge this week? Our theme is THANKS/THANKSGIVING. We are showcasing INDIGO BLU this week, so if you have some of their awesome products, please share them with us!
I made a Thank You and a Thankful card this week using the same stamp (Indigo Blu's Lotus stamp by Limor Webber) in different ways.
Please join me in welcoming Suman Pandit who is super creative, and I know you will love her style! We are so glad to have you joining us this month, Suman!!
I wanted to try out some new ideas this week. I started by stamping distress oxide inks directly onto the large ornate background stamp, then spritzed in with water and stamped it twice onto watercolor paper.
On the left is the first stamping which I am saving for future use, and on the right is the second generation stamped image which I am using. I wanted it to work more as a background for the lotus, so I went with the faded look.
I then stamped the lotus flower directly onto my background, and painted in the blue and green using Dylusions sprays and a small paintbrush.
As I was doing this, I had another idea! I spritzed the Dylusions sprays right onto the stamp and pressed it down into the watercolor paper. I love that you can see part of the detail of the stamp, but a lot spread out into a watercolor look. I did two sheets and laid them down on each other to get a bit more of the color.
Next, I used distress oxide ink, spritzed it and dried it.
Indigo Blu has this cool Calculus stamp which I thought would look nice in the background. Simon's Jellybean green is a good match.
I used a white pen to add some detail to the image, and highlighted a few areas with a clear Wink of Stella glitter pen. Final touch was to add some sequins.
I added an Indigo Blu feather, and highlighted areas with the white pen, then add the Big Chat word - thankful to this one.
I truly am thankful for so many things in my life!
I hope you've enjoyed seeing how I created my cards, and I look forward to seeing what you make to share with us this week! Enjoy a creative week!
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