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.
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