Archive for the ‘Flourishes’ Category
Happy Thursday! Since it’s the first Thursday in August, it’s time for another Divine Diva Inspiration Challenge! Today, our inspiration picture is from Lovely Package.
While I was trying to decide what to do for this challenge, I saw a package of Flourishes stamps I had set out. The viney images and little flowers reminded me of the ones on the bottles so that’s what I used. For the background, I wanted to incorporate the colors of three bottles, so I swiped pale yellow ink down the center of piece of white card stock; pink & red ink down the left side and blue ink down the right. It was all DTP (direct to paper) so it was easy and fast.
I stamped the large viney image on top with black ink, then used a detail acrylic paint brush and a little bleach to pull some of the color out of the leaves and flowers. I used the largest square Nestie and resized it to make a very large rectangle and cut out the center of my background. I used the next smaller square and cut it again to leave some space between the inside and the outside frame and attached them to the front of a 4.25 x 5.5 ivory card.
I stamped the smaller vines and birds on a piece of ivory, added a little color with markers and used an oval nestie. A scallop oval was used on the blue and a labels 6 was used on the back ivory layer. The ivory layers had pink ink sponged on the edges and the black and white dots were added with pens. I used the pink ink to stamp the bird and overstamped the sentiment with black. I traced an elongated oval around it and hand cut it. A little stickles was added to the central image.
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stamps: Flourishes – Birds & Vines
paper: white, ivory
ink: VersaFine onyx, pink, red, yellow and blue dye inks
accessories: Spellbinders square, labels 6, petite oval & petite scallop oval sets, stickles, markers, bleach, acrylic paint brush
I have to admit, I was really stumped by this one at first. Lori wanted to take a break from fall and Christmas colors, but these colors really stopped me cold. I looked through my dp, through wrapping paper even through some old wallpaper books. I couldn’t come up with these colors. Finally, I decided to just go with a few of the colors.Â I just ignored the blue and used the pinks, purples and a little vanilla. The whole picture had a sort of mid eastern look to me and the first thing I thought of was the City of David set from Flourishes.
While these may not be traditional Christmas colors,Â I think they work well with this terrific Christmas scene.
The City of David was stamped first w/ the grape ink onto a large vanilla Spellbinders oval. I overstamped it w/ the amethyst ink and added a little color to the buildings w/ markers and a blender pen. After masking the image, I sponged on some pigment inks starting w/ parchment near the buildings, dusty rose and finally eggplant.Â It’s attached to a vanilla layer that was edged w/ markers and the greeting stamped in the lower right corner.
I stamped and colored the Wise Men the same way and cut them out (except at the bottom). The background layer was stamped w/ a clear acrylic block stamp from the Michael’s $ bin and the amethyst ink. I added some foam tape for a little dimension and attached all my layers.
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stamps: Flourishes (City of David), Mike’s $ stamp
ink: Archival grape, Ancient Page amethyst, Colorbox pigment in parchment, dusty rose and eggplant
accessories: Spellbinders oval die, foam tape, markers & blender pen