Hi everyone. It's the start of our Happy Little Stampers December Mixed Media Challenge ... and it's an easy one! :)
I LOVE pink ... I'm sure it's not a surprise to any of you who visit me regularly. :) And I love it in combination with orange and gold. So, I used all three of those colours on the card above. I used a watercoloured background I had in my stash (I tend to make lots of backgrounds at a time so they are handy once I'm ready to create a card). This one has a sprayed pink and orange background on mixed media paper. The colours mixed and created this beautiful pinky-coral colour. The colours are very strong because I sprayed this a few times, drying in-between the layers.
I wanted to add some gold, so I spread just a little Inka Gold wax paste on my craft mat, spritzed with water and "flicked" my panel into the gold. By flicking it quickly (flick is not the best word, but I couldn't think of anything else ... hmmm ... maybe snap??) :) ... I ended up with almost a splattered gold all over my panel. Love this look. I added more Inka Gold, just in the lower right corner, using a harlequin stencil and sponging on a thin layer of paste.
Next I stamped my butterfly twice in Delicata Gold ink --- once on white card stock and once on vellum. I fussy-cut both butterflies and then layered them with the vellum on top. This added dimension ... and the vellum layer gives an airy feel. :)
Last, I stamped a simple sentiment in black. It didn't stamp really clean on top of the gold Inka Gold, so I should have embossed it in black, but by the time I figure that out, it was too late and the ink had dried. I'm always learning! :)
I hope you'll join us for this easy "Anything Goes" mixed media challenge. Come play along! :)
As always, I really appreciate you coming by for a visit.
Stamps: Butterfly Birthday (Happy Little Stampers)
Ink: Delicata Gold (Tsukineko); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools: Orange and Magenta Watercolour sprays made from w/c concentrate (Dick Blick), Inka Gold, water mister, Harlequin Stencil cut with my Silhouette Cameo, sponge