Friday, February 22, 2013

Take Time To Relax

Inspiration for a design can come from many places - something you see in a window, a magazine, or even something someone is wearing.  It can be a scene outside of your window. My design today was inspired by words. Words from the new Crafter's Companion Crisalis (Christine Haworth) Release. 

One of the ways for me to relax is to be outdoors. When I can feel a warm breeze, hear the sound of leaves gently blowing, and birds singing, I am put in a natural state of relaxation. I can breath deeply...I can meditate...I can be at peace. To create this peaceful design, I started by embossing a set of lovely trees onto glossy card stock.

For my color pallet, I chose  Spectrum Noir ink refills GB5, GB6, GB9 and CG1. I spritzed alcohol onto the card stock, dropped color in, and blew the color around with a straw. When it started to get dry, I spritzed a little more alcohol and added more color. I repeated until I was happy with results.

 After it dried, I adhered the layers and added the sentiment.

On the inside, I added a small strip of the inked design.

Thanks for visiting!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


Unknown said...

Nice stuff Trena! The embossing looks so good you could actually could give it a minimalist look and not do any staining.

Audrey Frelx said...

Wow! Nice!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I had to come see- Diane M told me about this beautiful card- WOW- love the technique and the die is awesome!

Marge said...

Stunning background!