Monday, May 5, 2014

Glistening Optimism

There's something heartwarming when you receive a card out of the blue...a card that encourages you and lifts you up.

To create the glistening background, I spritzed a small amount of  water onto  Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock , then sprayed a few Fireworks! spray inks - summer sky, pear tart, cottage ivy - and then spritzed a little more water. The effect is a lovely watercolor look that glistens.

After the background completely dried, I randomly stamped the large and small foliage images from Little Bit Sketchy EZMount Stamp Set - Optimism with a Delicata Golden Glitz Ink Pad and allowed it to dry.

Next, I stamped the large foliage image with a India Ink Black Pad and colored with my  my Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils.  Colors used: 055, 056, 058.  I'm having so much fun with these pencils and lovin' the results I get!  I get rich color without pressing hard and they blend seamlessly. 

The sentiment is from the set.

Crafter's Companion has had several new releases. For more ideas, be sure to pop over to the Crafter's Companion Information Blog, as well as visit the Crafter's Companion Education Team members.  You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog.

Encourage one and other, Heb 3:13

Thank you for visiting!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


Cathy said...

Beautiful card Trena, the background is gorgeous as is your colouring. I love the sentiment too, Cathy x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely beautiful! And congrats on the card published in RubberstampMadness magazine too.

Luv Flowers said...

What a gorgeous card!!! Ferns are some of my favorite foliage and you have done an awesome job of coloring them. Lovely technique and sentiment.