Topic 16: Circles
Hi everyone Anneke here, joining you this evening with a post about circles. I love to include circles into my work. I have lots of circle stencils, polka dot stamps and I use these all the time. I often punch circles out of paper scraps/vintage book paper and add these on my cards, art journal pages, canvasses.... Circles add interest to a background and are very suitable shapes to create flowers with.
This evening I want to walk you through the making of a set of colorful cards. Hope you'll enjoy it.
When making cards I often work in series, it's nice to have a stash of cards at the ready when you need them.
I cut the tissue paper into small strips and glued them to a 4 by 6" (10 x 15 cm) piece of paper with gel medium. I used smoothy white stamping card (340g), that paper can withstand gel medium perfectly well. After drying I flipped over the excess of paper to the back and attached it with more gel medium.
For the card in the middle I used a combination of 4 colors, for the others I used all the colors.
Next I stamped circles to the background with a glass using Snowflake paint. When creating stamped designs like this I always start in the centre of the card and work towards the edges.
For the following step I used a spiral stamp from the EEG07 stamp set. There are lots of awesome circle stamps in that set!
I overstamped the background with circle stamps from the EEG07 set and StazOn Teal Blue.
I stamped a flower with one of my favorite flower stamps from the ELB01 set and a combination of Smoked Paprika, Candy Floss and Limelight paint. I cut stems out of paper that I painted with Snowflake first.
I arranged the flower and stem to the card. I used a small stamp from the EEG07 set to create extra flowers. I stamped a border with Archival Ink Jet Black.
I colored the sculpted borders with Snowflake paint and added accents to the stamped circles using a white pen.
I finished the cards off with more circles.
At the end I changed the color of the flower centres and stems. I stamped the flower from the ELB01 set again with Archival Ink Jet Black, cut out the centre and attached it to the colored flower. Glued a black stem on top of the white one. These black accents make the flower pop more.
If you are not into busy, colorful backgrounds you could add a wash of Snowflake to the tissue paper background first. Or you could use one color or shades of one color for the background. I'm sure strips of the colors Blue Oyster or Wisteria would look great too. Stamping spirals in each circle would be a lovely variation as well. Lots of options :)
I hope I could inspire you to join in with the current challenge. I would love to see what you come up with.
Thanks for watching!
Wow, another beautiful post Anneke! You always seems to manage to make thing look simple when there is a lot more going on in such clever layers! Thankyou! ~Darcy
We would love you to join in with challenge #16: Circles If you are inspired by any of our guests who blog with us over the fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE.
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