Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Twinkling H2Os & My New Stamps

My stamps from Flourishes have arrived and I have been a very busy girl. I just love this one called Siberian Iris. It is a lot of fun to work with.
I have decided to use the Iris with this weeks card sketch challenge over on SCS. This was another easy sketch and the possibilities are endless. It truly is a great sketch for a quick card.
First I stamped the orange background piece with one of the swirls from the set using Versamark. then popped it aside to dry.
Next I stamped the image ( on Watercolour paper) with Gold Pigment Ink and embossed with a sparkly powder called Egyptian Gold. It really is very pretty. I chose to colour this image with twinkling H2Os. (I can't wait to have a go with my Prismas , it will look so different but that's a whole other day)

Here is a close up of just how good the twinkling H2Os look. The shimmer you can see is natural (not caused by camera flash), This is just how they look, marvellous aren't they. Once it was dry I just layered all the pieces together using the sketch as a guide. Although it looks like it took ages to paint, in reality it probably took 30-40 minutes to put the whole card together, including drying time.

Until next time

Inking of you all



Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Stunning card Michelle, love the colour combination and the shimmer on this beautiful image, Hugs, Nikki x

Sewflake said...

While I love all of our stamps, the Iris has to be my favorite flower....You have done such a marvelous job with the coloring and embellishments!!!! The pearls set if off beautifully... A question, can you grow Iris's?? This type of Iris does not grow well in Florida....not for me anyway LOL and I miss them.

Shirley said...

What a gorgeous color combination and your creation is just stunning.

Joan said...

This is really pretty. I have this iris and it has yet to see ink, so you are inspiring me to use it.

Bridget Larsen said...

Hello Michelle,
I finally found your blog hidden in my favourites teehee. Now I can't rememeber what you said today at MSG to come over and look for to everyone...another teeehee. I'll get my brain back one day
Bridget Larsen, Canberra Australia