Thursday, November 30, 2017

Portion Control

Hello again, lovely peeps.  I am on a roll today!  I think this will be my last post for today. 

Stamps:  Power Poppy digital stamps:
                Winter Pick-Me-Up Digital stamp set
                Acorn Ornaments Digital (verse)
I created the background strip by running an acrylic brayer through a Kaleidacolor Riviera stamp pad, and rolling it onto a piece of matte-coated card stock.  I repeated the rolling several times to achieve the intensity I wanted.  I dropped some gold Perfect Pearls mixed with water onto it, and rolled again to achieve the gold highlights.  I stamped a script stamp (unmounted from my stash - unknown) over it when it was dry.  
Close-up of detail on background strip
For the flowers, I chose cool colors for a winter palette.  I colored with Polychromos colored pencils.  For the soft haze around the bouquet, I used Faber Castel pastels with a cotton swab.  

I used my light box to trace one of the flowers under the verse, and colored that.  Cut both circles with the double stitched circles from Our Daily Bread Designs.

I added a bow I made with my Bow-Easy.  I added some sparkling crystals from Studio Katia to finish off the card.

I am adding my card to these challenges:

Power Poppy Challenge - Portion control (use a portion of the stamp, having it go off the edge)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes

The Paper Players - Sketch challenge
I'm so glad you stopped in for a visit today.  I am always happy to see you here.  I love your comments, as well.



  1. Thank you for sharing your techniques, step by step. When I see a great card, the first question in my mind is "How did she create that?" Not that I will attempt to do it, but I am curious about techniques and textures. I appreciate when folks share their processes with others. I will visit your blog often to learn. Thanks for the info.

  2. This is utterly gorgeous! The creation of your background strip was worth every step - it's amazingly effective. Your colouring is lovely and the finishing touches such as the soft haze around the bouquet and the crystal drops are perfect. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

  3. Lynda this is beautiful! I love the soft colors and your fabulous coloring. I've just started embracing digi stamps and this one is going right on my wish list. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Players!

  4. Very very pretty card, the background looks fantastic, love the textured look.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x


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