Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Oriental Inspired

Hello everyone,

Today's card was inspired by this lovely stamp.

The printed paper is origami paper of unknown origin layered on Stampin' Up Soft Sky and Night of Navy.  The image is Close To My Heart Japanese Blossom stamped on Whisper White, heat embossed with Close To My Heart gold embossing powder, painted with Night of Navy and layered on more Night of Navy.  The embellishments are Mark Richards 3 mm gold metals.

Those of you who follow my blog regularly know that my colouring leaves a lot to be desired.  I do know that I'm more more critical of my skills than you.  That being said, I'm determined to work on it as I'd like to reach a point where I can look at an image and actually be please with my attempt.  I'm playing with some different mediums and applicators to try to find a good fit.  Today's image uses an Aqua Painter and ink pad.  It certainly isn't bad and I like how the blues all speak to one another.  I didn't like the Aqua Painter and the ink pad as I found it challenges to load enough ink on the brush without transferring a ton of water to the image.  More to come on this...

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.


1 comment:

  1. The image and the paper match so well. A great oriental card! That water coloring thing takes some practice. Remember though that we tend to be our own worse critic. I think you done good here.