Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Blue Lilypad Pond Palette

Hello all! We made it to the middle of the work week phew! It's almost over :)

A quick note I just wanted to say thank you for all the wonderful comments you all leave for me. They really are so appreciated! I do try my best to get around to all your blogs and leave love too! One of the best things about being a crafter is the community wouldn't you agree? It's just so heartwarming :)

Today I am playing along with the wonderful Lily Pad cards. This one is Kathy's Lily Pad Palette and boy is it blue!


My blues are a little darker than Kathy's but blue nonetheless :)



I started by inking up my large acrylic block with tumbled glass, broken china, stormy sky, faded jeans, and chipped sapphire. I sprayed it generously with water and "stamped" on a piece of white card stock. I heat set it because I'm impatient :) Once it was dry I used several leaf stamps (Hero Arts, Delicate Leaf Clusters) to stamp my background. I assigned one color to each stamp minus the chipped sapphire. Once I created a background I like I die cut the middle out using nestabilites labels 4. I also embossed it to create more of a frame.

I cut a white piece of card stock to a standard size then lightly traced my frame to place the large leaf (Hero Arts, Delicate Leaf Clusters). I stamped the large leaf in chipped sapphire then erased my trace lines. I attached my frame to the card base using foam adhesive.

I added some different colored blue rhinestones to the main image to finish it off.

Thanks for coming by!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my what an elegant card. I love this combo of distress ink that you use. The background looks like paper so beautiful. Thanks for taking the time to play along with us at The Lily Pad Palette Challenge.

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