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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Flowers at Midnight

Happy Saturday!  Things have been so hectic I haven't been inking as much as I would like. I started creating something a few days ago and mucked it up.  So this morning I sat down to follow the same creative path and see if I could finish it.

I was happy with what I finished.  I decided to use it as my blog header too!  I created this from a large piece of cardstock spritzed with two layers of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.  I used a lighter yellow and a darker yellow together.  I had to let that dry. (My first version was a scrap paper which I tried this on and messed up)

After it had dried I took a background stamp from Hero Arts which had never been inked up and in my collection for over a year at least and stamped it with black archival ink on the left. I then inked it up and repeated the pattern varying the height to create a garden.  Of course I wasn't good enough to completely cover my background with black ink. I found another background stamp with a nice area of plain rubber and used that to ink in areas that weren't completely covered in black. I also used a blue water color pencil and added a hint of blue to the background.

I added a touch of gold shading on the edges of my flowers with the watercolor pencil and waterbrush.

I then came back in and stamped randomly a touch of script in black ink.  I punched out baby butterflies to sprinkle across the canvas.  For my white spots I put a dollop of white acrylic paint on my craft mat and gave it a nice dose of water.  After I mixed it in I took a paint brush with a flat edge and covered it in watery paint and ran my finger over the brush to create a spray of white paint over everything. (I mean everything so you might want to move everything out of the way!)

I couldn't bring myself to cut down my image so my MIL is going to get an extra large card for Mother's Day :)

Products: Hero Arts Garden Silhoutte , Ranger Archival Ink, STAEDTLER watercolor pencils, White acrylic paint, ED Success Punch, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Have a Happy Saturday!

Suzz

13 comments:

  1. OMG...this is phenomenal!!!! I love, love, love this work of art you created!!

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  2. absolutely stunning Sue and you are obviously pleased with it to use as your new blog header!

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  3. It's magical, Suzz... can absolutely see why it got promoted to blog header immediately! The golden texty flowers are just beautiful.
    Alison x

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  4. Wow, this is absolutely amazing!! I sat and stared at it for ages and I am still not totally sure how you did it (and yes I did read the description...), those yellow flowers against the dark background look so stunning and I love the extra touches of white and the subtle shading. Really brilliant, and yes I can see why it was promoted to become your blog header!

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  5. I love when something you think is trash ends up being beautiful. This looks fresh and spontaneous. I lvoe it.

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  6. Wonderful card. Great idea to repeat the stamp. Beautiful Anneke.

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  7. Love this! It turned out so pretty. Thanks for the explanation. I'll have to try this.

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  8. Fabulous well done you!!! Love the effects on this.

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  9. Hi Suzz,
    I love your midnight flower garden. Could you be more specific as to what Hero Arts Background Stamp you used. I have looked for something to resemble that and am coming up with nothing. Thanks for you blog. I love your work

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  10. Nancy.. I have updated the products with a link to the stamp at Simon Says Stamp. I too looked at Hero Arts and didn't see it. Hope that helps!

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