well it's mixed feelings here today as school holidays start. Half of me is happy - delighted with the break in routine (no lunch boxes!) but the other half is already exhausted knowing that I have to keep the munchkins entertained for two weeks - eeeek! But before the onslaught begins it's time to tell you about this week's Just Add Ink challenge. This week we have a gorgeous colour challenge for you from Rochelle. You'll enjoy it for sure! Here's the colours.
And here is what I came up with.
I finally got to break out a new flower set that had been sitting in a pile of stamps for months - no joke! I love the impact of this botanical style image. I thought the little flower from Petite Petals was a great match to accent that main flower too. To add some depth I wanted to stamp some flowers direct on the DSP but didn't want them to compete with the punched flowers on top. So I broke out some gesso and brushed it over the DSP and stamped flowers. (I discovered in the process that you need to heat set your stamped flowers BEFORE you paint over the gesso!). I was pretty happy with the way this turned out. Just a simple mix of ink, DSP and gesso but a lot of fun to do.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's gorgeous creations this week.
Thanks for visiting,
Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Petite Petals, Petal Potpourri, Four You
Cardstock: Smokey Slate, Blackberry Bliss, Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Melon Mambo, Versamark
Accessories: First Edition DSP (R), Flower Medallion punch, Petite Petals punch, Flower Frenzy BigZ die, White and clear embossing powder, Gesso, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)