Wednesday, July 25, 2012
PTI July Blog Hop - Take 2
This month's PTI Blog Hop challenge is to gleam inspiration from the above photo and use it to create a project! The photo looks so light and airy. The color palette is a soft and citrus-y. Isn't it just lovely inspiration? If you would like to check things out for yourself, you can find out all about it here.
I knew I wanted to make a card that focused on the gorgeous bouquet. I went through my stash and decided to give the flower from Lily of the Valley a try. I pulled out my watercolor paper, stamped the flower in Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. I used a Q-Tip to rub some Snow White ink onto the flower buds and heat embossed them with a clear embossing powder. I colored the flower with Copic markers, then broke out my distress inks and sponged around the flower with various colors.
This is the fun (and kinda scary) part ... spritz the entire piece with water until it is good and saturated. I learned this technique from Betsy Veldman's post here.
Then, you set the project aside and wait. I'd never spritzed over Copic marker before, but it didn't seem to affect it one little bit. Whew!
I let the paper dry overnight, then stamped the sentiment and added a gold pen border to create a little distinction from the Melon Berry card base. I think the gold border added that little something extra that the project really needed. Thanks to Nichole Heady for that idea - she adds gold borders to her projects from time to time.
Other than those mentioned already, all supplies are from PTI.
Thanks ever so much for stopping by!