Monday, April 30, 2012

Friendship...a technique borrowed from Hero Artists

Happy Monday everyone!

Today I am sharing a card that I made recently. It was 100% inspired by a technique article on the Hero Arts website. Shari, Jennifer, Lisa and Sally each made a card with the same stamp. The results are incredible. You can see them all HERE If you go back to look for it at a later time it is under the "learn" category. I was surfing one night and stumbled upon it. There are some incredible ideas over there so make sure you check it out!

Friendship flowers

For my card I mixed a bit of Shari's technique and Jennifer's technique and then added some of my own technique. I started by laying the colors down on my mat like Shari did. I just pressed the Distress ink colors right onto my mat, I spritzed it heavily with Perfect Pearls. I mixed my colors together and then added a little bit of water color shimmer paint to the mix to get the colors I wanted. I used a Dove blender pen to pick up the color, I also spritzed the inside of the blender heavily with plain water to make the color go on smoother. It really didn't take long to do it either. I did 5 cards that day and two of them were this card.

For the orange strip of paper I just mixed some of the Orange Marmalade, Marigold, and Mustard Seed together with a hint of pearlized pink water color paint and painted a strip right onto some sticky back water color paper that I had (I have no idea where I got it from)

For the title I just stamped it in Versamark, heat embossed it and then water colored that the same way.

The card has so much shimmer to it.

That's it in a nutshell. I have a crazy busy day. I hope you all have a wonderful day!

HUGS!
Michelle




7 comments:

Tina said...

So beautiful. Love the colors and your coloring skills.

Melissa Shea said...

Wow! That's gorgeous!!

cheiron said...

This is stunning! I love the coloring.

Renee said...

This is so beautiful!! I'm sure I've seen the video but I'll have to go back and see it again now!

Michelle said...

Renee...it wasn't a video. Just an article! :)

Simone said...

This is so beautiful! I love those colours!

Stephanie @ A Steph-Made Life said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Awesome technique!