Good Morning Ladies,
I hope today finds you well, boy is it 🥶 🧊 Cold, we were at about -5 mid way through the night. Our downstairs toilet has no radiator, it's so cold when you go in there, which is awful in the middle of the night. I took my hot water bottle with me, so that I didn't get too cold as it takes ages to warm up when I get back into bed !
Today's card is another blended background, before adding ink though I did the stamping and embossed with gold embossing powder. I used my Cottage Rose stamp. Then came the colouring.
I tried a different blend of Oxide Inks today, Barn Door, Crackling Campfire and Spiced Marmalade, darker (Fired Brick) on the outside then Crackling Campfire, then Spice Marmalade in the centre, the blending took about 10 minutes to blend smoothly. You can't really see the colour difference in the photo though. After finishing blending I wiped over the surface with a soft cloth, like magic the gold embossing reappeared.
To add highlights to the flowers and foliage I used the 'Painting with Water ' technique, I used a waterbrush and a little water to each petal and leaf and dabbed with a soft cloth, this bleached out some of the colour, making the flowers stand out a little more against the background. I zoomed in so if you closely you can see the difference. You can use a glitter pen to paint the petals so that you get a little shimmer too.
I added a die cut 'hello' which has two die cuts stuck together for height and I pressed the die cut into Versamark ink pad and covered with gold embossing powder and heat set then repeated to give a nice glossy gold embellishment. The finishing touch was a few colour matched gems.
Lilian I can't believe that you had Snow down there, you must have been amazed, annoying though as far as the builders not working!! I hope you have taken some photos. XXX
Another very chilly day today so stay warm my lovelies XXX
Sending my love and hugs to all of you,