Hello to all my crafty friends
I finally got to have a good play with the some products that been sitting there untouched & unloved since I ordered them from the Close To My Heart Catalogue September–October 2019 and it was super fun & slightly messy to create.
I started by priming my white daisy cardstock with some white guesso (you could use clear on the white) this was to ensure that the watercolour paints did not sink in & destroy the paper & allow a bit of blending to happen.
Once the guesso was dry I used the packaging technique – where you add watercolour to plastic packaging to smoosh onto the paper. I dried it with a heat gun which also moved some of the paints. I filled in some areas with some of the blue Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pads with some water to blend into it.
To this background I also added some Gold Shimmer Brush splattered into the wet background before drying again with a heat gun. I need to get a new one of these as the brush was just about dead when I went to use it so you do not see much in the photo but there is a bit of a shimmer.
I the used the Sun Overlay (#M3F370) from the Cricut® Artbooking Digital Collection to cut my rays from the Saffron patter in the Hawthorn Paper Packet and the Lemonade & Nectarine patterns from the Spooktacular Paper Packet and some Lemonade cardstock. Using the stencil as a guide I stacked my rays so each paper could be seen & glued it in place with the Dual-tip Multi-bond Glue Pen.
I then got my piercing tool out to make holes between the rays & stamped a line of Saffron Exclusive Inks™ using the Strokes of an Artist stamp set
I then glued some Gold Loose Sequins with Liquid Glass.
I created a photo matt from Sapphire stripped pattern paper from the Every Little Thing Paper Packet & raised that with some 3D foam tape.
I had already cut a large scallop white daisy circle for another product & this was the other half. I added journalling lines with the Build-a-Plaid stamp set and tucked this under the photo matt.
At the top left side I created another cluster from stamped using second generation Sapphire ink to create the banners using the Every Little Thing—Scrapbooking stamp set. and some stickers from the sticker sheet, plus a little bit of stitching with Mink Twine.
I loved how it all turned out & how the rays draw your eye to where the photo will be & that I got to use a wide variety of products from different lines & how well they all look together.
If you have any questions about the process or the products used, please ask.
See you soon