Welcome back, colour palette #71 and what gorgeous colours. Highland Heather, Pool Party, Pear Pizazz and Grey Granite.
The new year is well under way and summer has been very harsh this year with bushfires and crazy weather. I hope you and your family and friends are safe. With so much tragedy around us there is a definite need for some Positive Thoughts, so it has been nice to play with some cool colours and escape reality for a little while- I really believe craft is good therapy!
The gorgeous Maiden Hair Fern image in this set is so delicate. and now that there are dies available with the Coordination Product Release it really is a must have set for me. The feather thinlits cut out both the stamped image and a larger embossed piece, and the little leaves look stunning cut from foil. I spritzed the fern image with water before stamping and ended up with a lovely watercolour background.
I didn't want too much of the Highland Heather flower dominating the delicate fern and feathers so I chopped it in half and layered both under the centre panel. I quite like them peaking out from behind. What do you think?
To get the mix of pool party and pear pizazz on the fern I used an old technique called "Thumping" - apply the base ink- pool party- from the inkpad, then loosely hold the pear marker so that the fat nib is horizontal, and"thump" areas of green onto the leaf at random. It's a quick and easy way to change the look of any image. You can see it better on the inside of the card.
This little butterfly comes up really well heat embossed in black and coloured with a blender.
It's good to be back with the CI crew. We have changed ( relaxed!) our format a little so that now we don;t have a formal blog hop. You can see all the inspiration projects in our photo album on our Facebook page , We'd love to see what you create, so share a photo of your project with us on our Facebook page.
Thanks for joining in, and if you'd like to see the other coordination products you can check them out in my online store.
I hope you have a creative week and remember,
"don't just post online,
post something pretty!"
cheers, LizProduct List