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!