Good morning everyone! It's time for another Thursday challenge at Impression Obsession. This week's theme - Is it spring yet? Same question I've been asking lately, lol!
I wanted to ink up the new Lantern stamp, because it totally reminds me of warm, spring (and summer) evening under a beautiful tree lit with pretty lanterns. Instead of coloring it with my usual pencils or Copics, I opted to play with the Glimmer Mists again. I embossed the image with white embossing powder and I knew I wanted a pretty blue for the evening sky and a warm golden yellow for the lights from the lanterns, so I sprayed the water color paper with a mixture of the two colors. Where the blue and yellow mixed together, it created a perfect greenish tint for the leaves of the tree.
I did go back after it was dry and added some brown Distress ink for the trunk of the tree and a bit of Moss green for the grassy area. This was a very quick and easy way to quickly color an image with minimal effort, and I love the soft, shimmery effect.
I went back with some Liquid Pearls to add the berries/flowers on the tree, and used a yellow Sakura glaze pen over the lanterns.
Because I thought the image was so pretty, I opted to just mat it on a plain white card base with a pretty striped ribbon.
Feeling inspired to create your own Spring card? Submit your card on the IO blog for a chance to win an IO gift certificate.
Here are the links to the other DT's members blogs who are playing along:
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Impression Obsession
Ink: Versamark, Glimmer Mists, Distress
Paper: Water color paper, Stardream, Prism
Tools & Accessories: striped ribbon, Sakura Glaze pen, white EP, water brush, Liquid Pearls