Friday, 2 April 2010

Picture Inspiration

Happy Good Friday.
It's the Easter weekend, but it is wet and miserable here, what about you? I am hoping to get out in the garden at some point, we will have to see.
Today I am posting two creations to fit the Paper Sundaes challenge of a picture inspiration. It caught my attention straight away. I wanted to use the image in a piece of art rather than interpret the colours or shapes, however to do this I knew I needed to experiment with materials I have never used properly and when I did try with them I wasn't very successful. So out came the alcohol inks (AI). I had bought some new stamps last week - British Wild Flowers from Creative Expressions and it includes a dandelion stamp. So I set about dabbing away with the AIs on glossy cardstock, but after 5 or 6 attempts I was not happy with the results. There was just one I felt I could stamp over.  Here it is. The central stamp is the new one, I also used some others including some grasses.
My next experiment started by using a brayer and a big and juicy stamp pad with a sunset range of colours. I then used the AIs over the top to create more depth. This time I stamped the grasses and some small flower heads using a snow cap pigment ink and dusted cosmic shimmers over them. I stamped the main design using archival ink.       You can see there is a difference in the 2 examples. I edged both with cosmic shimmer aqua twinkles, used similar colours in the DI ink pads and distressed white card which I then used the distressing tool on and edged further with star dust stickles. The butterflies I printed off from a collection I am accumulating and covered them with rock candy distress stickles.

Well, the girls are down in Seaton and apparently the sun has come out and they are going for a walk on the beach. What a lovely thing to be doing. I have some things to post made by my sister Chrissie and by my granddaughter Becca that I will put up over the weekend.

Thankyou for stopping by and for all the lovely comments that have been left on my other posts. Enjoy your weekend. LOL Bxxxx

This is the photo from Paper Sundaes that started me off.

8 comments:

Cherry said...

Gorgeous B. I really like both of them and think they are very successful. Keep meaning to get some AIs as they create beautiful colour. That stamp is lovely too. Happy Easter, Hugs Cherry XXX

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my these are absolutely stunning!
Those colours are amazing and I so love your wonderful designs!
Have a wonderful Easter!
hugs
kim x

Lisa Jane said...

what beautiful cards Brenda - in fact they are works of art!
I love the backgrounds and the the images are just gorgeous.
I too hoped to get out into my garden and greenhouse this weekend - but its far too cold Brrrrr ..
Lisa ;)

Carla aka scrappypug said...

wow these are just beautiful...so pretty. I love the colors and the butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

alicaz said...

oh wow! I love them both! I love to experiment too, but my results are usually not very presentable! ;)
Great take on the challenge!
Thanks for playing with Paper Sundaes!

Georgie Hughes said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards, I love the colours,the stamps and those butterflies finish them off to perfection.
GeorgieX

Georgie Hughes said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards, I love the colours,the stamps and those butterflies finish them off to perfection.
GeorgieX

Shana said...

They are both stunning! Love the colours and the stamps you used. Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - hope to see you again next week!