~A Fun Little Twist~
I have always enjoy creating new ideas and ways to" reinvent" so when this months design team project was centered around the NEW Flames Line Cardstock from the Robins Nest I kept visualizing flowers rising from the flames... must be because it is Spring here :) So I decided to go with the flow and create a "garden" journal page from it~ I know crazy but call it "spring fever" I guess!
Robin Nest New "Flame" line cardstock
Ditto Spray Glimmer Mist
Small paper doily
White ink pad
"Blessed" Rubber Stamp or something similar
Black ink Pad
Black Pitt pen for outlining
I began with the New "Flames" Cardstock paper and pasted it to my journal page with Mod Podge
After that I used black gesso to cover the top portion of the paper ( randomly) to create a dark background and to provide a base for the rest of the mixed media
I then used "Ditto" Shimmer Mist and created drips for the stems off the flowers. I wanted that sheerness so the flames could still show through.
Paper doilies always come in handy and were used here as a stencil to create the light airy feel of the flowers on the stems.
Since I really wanted larger flowers as well I added several here to create more of a focal point.
I also wanted some sort of a border so I used a piece of a stencil that had swirls, to go around the page and to introduce more color. In the right hand corner you can see I added a "Blue Moon".
I continued on with dots of paint to outline the flowers and to have them stand out more. I outlined the flowers,leaves and stems in a black pitt pen .As a final touch I used a white stamp pad and stamp with swirls on it and went around the edges to add texture. I then added to the bottom of the page, one of my favorite words stamps~ Blessed~
This was a very fun creative process and who would have known it all started with The" Flame" embossed cardstock from Robin's Nest! They have a great selection and are all on sale this month!!