Good Morning Ladies,
I hope you are all managing to stay cool and comfortable my lovelies, we only went for hair cuts yesterday and we were so hot and exhausted by the time we got home, I spent the afternoon in my craft room, the only problem is that as I have been making so many different style cards, getting different bits out for each one my craft room looks like I have either been bombed or burgaled !!!
Janet your bedroom sounds like the perfect place to retreat to on a hot afternoon, what does Jim do while you are resting? Have you got lots of fruit and vegetables growing in your garden, I know that you have lovely friends that tend to the garden while you aren't there, I love hearing all about your lovely French home 😊 😍
Today's card started out as a blended Oxide background, I used Antique Linen, Evergreen Bough and Black soot Oxides and blended the three onto a DL size piece of card, I then tried a new idea ......instead of Spritzing with water to get the water flicking effect I used Pearl Mist Spray, it does the same job as water, I then added some white splats with a posca pen and for finer dots i used a fan brush and a bit of the white from Posca pen scribbled onto my desk with a bit of water added and then tapped over the background, I dried this off and then stamped and the Silhouette grasses and Wildflowers onto the card adding clear embossing powder and heat setting. I think that stamping onto Oxide dulls your black ink so embossing really helps it to stand out enhances the black. I stamped the sentiment and matted the card front onto a narrow black mat and then onto a card base that preety much matched the Evergreen Bough. I love how it shimmers when the lights catch it.
Maria I do hope you are feeling better today my lovely XXX
I hope that you all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all of you,