Hi everyone. Having a bit of fun experimenting today in the studio. I tried a "new-to-me" technique after watching this amazing video by Understand Blue. I hope you'll check it out --- it's really worth watching! :) If you enjoy the video, please give it a thumbs up to show your appreciation! Thank you!
I didn't use the brushos Lydia did on her video, instead I used a sprayed background piece from my stash, embossing it and then adding the inka gold wax on top. LOVE how it turned out. I stamped the sentiment with Delicata Gold ... it's so pretty and works perfectly with the inka gold in my background.
I die-cut the bird out of white (twice), coating one with the inka gold and buffing it up to a beautiful shine (same at the raised inka gold on the embossing). The buffing really makes a difference. I layered the gold bird on top of the white bird, offsetting just slightly so that the bird stands out a bit more on the background.
I'm playing along with several challenges today. First up, Simon Says Wednesday, where they are looking for a "friend" card. Next, Time Out #33 is looking for a play on these words "Happy is the bride the sun shines on" ... I used sunset colours for my background (yellow, orange and magenta), I hope that qualifies. :) Also linking up to SCS CAS #329 challenge where they are looking for thank you cards ... and linking up to the Snippets playground. I used a snippet for my sentiment and for the two birds. :) One more ... Just Us Girls (#297) are looking for stacked dies ... I think this works. :) Whew! :) ... that's a lot of challenges. :)
And last, but not least, a reminder of the Happy Little Stampers June CAS Challenge - Sprays / Mists.
Stamps: Lots of Thanks (Simon Says)
Ink: Delicata Gold (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools: Sprays made with liquid watercolour concentrate (yellow, orange, magenta) - Dick Blick, Bird and Swirls embossing folder (Cuttlebug), Nested bird die (Poppy Stamps), Inka Gold (Viva Decor)
Simon Says Wednesday - Friend
Time Out #33 - Sun
SCS CAS #329 - Thank you
Snippets Playground Week #181 & #182
Just Us Girls #297 - Stacked Dies