Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Wildflower Card - Composition
Stamping - I stamped the main image by daubing the Ranger distress stain onto the stamp. Using the Versamark pad I stamped images onto the background. The rectangular green paper started out as smooth white cardstock, I stamped images with Versamark and then brayered lettuce Adirondack over it. Still using the lettuce I stamped two butterfly images and a sentiment onto white card and set them aside for later.
Spritzing - Both the background and the main image were spritzed with Cosmic Shimmer mist - golden mint. I cut an oversized mat for behind the main image from coordinating cardstock, scrunched it up and spritzed it with the cosmic shimmer, scrunched it when wet, spritzed again then smoothed it out and left it to dry. For the intermediate layer I tore some plain white paper and dyed it with the distress stain. I matted and layered the green paper with coordinating card
Finishing - I glued the two fragments on top of the butterfly images using glossy accents, the ink bled a teensy bit but that added to the charm. I trimmed the edges when dry. I tore out the stamped sentiment and then gently distressed the edges with lettuce ink. Using perfect medium and clear embossing powder I double embossed the sentiment piece. I tied a bow using shredded raffia and put a few dots of stickles on the seedheads. Now all I have to do is decide the final layout. All suggestions are welcome.