I have two cards again today that I am posting together so one of the cards will be linked through Instagram with Kathy's 30 Day Colouring Challenge which I think finishes in the next day or two.
This is a stamp set I bought along time ago, I think it was well before all the stitched dies came out. I'm pretty sure its a Hero Art stamp set and as I went through my schtuff I found that I had liked it so much I ordered it twice and it has barely seen the light of day so its time to fix this.
I have used masking to produce a scene with the balloon stamped twice and the clouds behind the balloons. I have coloured with Copics using two of my favourite combinations with pink and orange and pale blue and pale green.
A wee bit of grey in the clouds and instead of doing the whole sky I have just done a blue outline round the whole image. Finished off with this cute sentiment 'Adventure Awaits',
that belongs to a set of wonderful sentiments to do with travel. Its from Paper Smooches and was given to me as a gift with my last order and is much appreciated.
My next card
I have done the same gem layout before and really like the look as its not crowded as it
would be if I did the full necklace so I think of it as either a fall of the gems or half a chain.
In this photo you can just make out the sparkle of the gems and also the embossing as I used a sparkly embossing powder but it only really shows up at a certain angle.
I have coloured the gems as Peridots so all in the green range. Peridots are an olive green to yellow green and can be as dark as green/brown. I used two Zig colours -olive green and yellow green with a minimal of water. I stamped and heat embossed on SS watercolour paper and it really doesnt like Zigs and water. The paint sinks instantly into the weave and really has no intention of spreading so it was a lot of small amount of olive green moved with the yellow green and blended together with water but daubing gently.
Really doesnt show up how beautiful it looks in IR so you will just have to trust me on that.
Finished off with a thin band of gold glitter paper top and bottom and gold mirror card die cuts of 'sparkle & shine'.
Went to post this last night and the internet just packed it in part way through so I lost everything I had written past the first paragraph and no matter how many times I tried it wouldn't save, publish or connect.
So I'm doing this in between grandkids demands (food, drink, TV, nappy change, play a game, sing a song and repeat).
Peridot Gems (what a laugh just spent 1/2 an hour trying to
remember which challenge I had decided to make this card for and was thinking I had made it up.
Thanks so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.