20 May 2012

Ripples

Good evening everyone. Hope you all had a happy and productive weekend. So Hels Sheridan has set her next Sunday Stampers Challenge entitled 'Circles' and I have managed to create my entry today as this week is going to be busy.


The idea started with some plain white card and a TH embossing folder which reminds me of ripples on a pond. With that in mind I ran the card through the GC with Perfect Medium, covered it with Arctic Blue Cosmic Shimmer UTEE, then heated it, brushed Golden Malachite Mica Powder over the whole piece and reheated it to develop the shine.


To cover the raised parts, I wiped Perfect Meduim over lightly and brushed on Tropic Blue mica powder. Moss green ink was finally added to the edges to distress them slightly. The sentiment is a Creative Expressions one from a set of leaves and needed Archival Black to ensure it would stand out.


Once again the watery background reminded me of Monet's Waterlillies (if you ever get the chance to go to Paris, a visit to L'Orangerie is highly recommended) so I created some of my own. Small flower shapes from a Crafters Companion embossing board were cut out in lemon, pink, lilac and green card, secured in the centre with brads, softened with water and shaped. To finish them the tips of the petals were rubbed in Lavender Shine Cosmic Shimmer paint. Now, at this point I could have added them to the card and left it at that, but it needed something more.  So I mixed small amounts of acrylic paint to compliment the colours in the waterlilies and dribbled them onto the bottom section of the card. When dried the edges were again distressed with moss green ink.


So there we have it. In honour of Monet and all the talented artists and crafters who have inspired me to push boundaries and ask the question 'What if?' Thank you so much. Hugs, Buttons x

9 comments:

  1. Well Buttons, the only thing I can really say is WOWee! So much time and thought have gone into this and it is pretty spectactular - well done. Anne x

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  2. When I first saw your card Immediately I thought Monet too, the colours are beautiful and you must be so pleased with the outcome after all that work. Fabulous card. Hugs Rita xx

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  3. certainly reminscent of Monet - love the effects you've achieved on the embossed background

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  4. Wonderful colour combination & love that embossed background. Sx

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  5. This is great and you really look like you enjoyed yourself which is what it's all about. Love the blue embossed section especially!!

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  6. Wow Buttons. You have been busy and great work too ! I have not completed Hels or Tim's challenge and better get my skate's on. Where does time go? Hugs Annie

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  7. Gorgeous Buttons! I love those beautiful colours and you have absolutely rocked the circles theme! Vicky x

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  8. The texture you achieved on this piece Buttons id intriguing. Your sweet flowers seem to be twining along a rainbow fenc. Very pretty!

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  9. oooh now this is right up my street, tis a gloriousness of grunge without being too grungy... makes sense? well, I hope so, otherwise you will be sitting there thinking I have taken leave of my senses (again) ROFL Anyways... I LOVE It!! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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