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July 7, 2012

Do What Matters Most

Do you stick to just one style of art when creating, do your stamps talk to you? I generally start by picking out my stamps, then work on a background or choose my pattern papers. The background for this card was inspired by this weeks Simon Says Stamp and Show - Spritz, Spray or Stencil Challenge.

Artistic Outpost Stamps - Think and Wonder/French Market - Mixed Media with Dylusions Sprays
I started out by spritzing my watercolor panel with water, then randomly misted with Dylusions Spray and blotted the excess.  I used the ghosting technique and one of Dyan's stencils to add some interest to the background.  The sweet kids are from the Artistic Outpost Think and Wonder plate, stamped in Black Archival on White, cut out and sponged with Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.  I added some more stenciling with White Paint and Ranger Distress Ink, once dry, I stamped the flowers and butterflies from Artistic Outpost Flower Market plate.  The butterflies were stamped a second time on scraps and popped up for added dimensions.  The sentiment is left over from last weeks She Art project.

Stamps - Artistic Outpost Think and Wonder, Flower Market
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Summer Distress Ink
Card Stock - Summer Sun, Black, Watercolor
Other - Non Stick Craft Mat, Sprtiz Bottle, Dylusions Sprays (Fresh Lime, Pure Sunshine, Vibrant Turquoise), Stencils, White Paint, Glue Dots, Ink Blending Tool

Thanks for stopping by!

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Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Outstanding background! Love the whole design with these images! Just gorgeous!

Candy C said...

Lisa, your work is always so well done! I love the background on this piece. It's just a beautiful blend of blues and greens. I love the ghosted Dylusion dots and her white flowers, too. Your little stamped children childre in the black really pop against the background. I also just love the sweet foliage and the butterflies that you've colored. It's a great design! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Turned out just beautiful, love your background!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Lisa, gorgeous background on your card. I love the ghosting technique it adds so much interest to the background and adds some contrast to the colours. Love your stamped image, works so well against the background. The butterflies are the perfect addition . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stwmp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Sarah said...

Just so lovely - love that inky dotty, flowery background and the ferns! The black ink and these bright colors make a great combination...Thanks so much for joining in with Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

Adair said...

This is gorgeous,Lisa! The background rocks!

Basement Stamper said...

Fabulous card, gorgeous colors on that background!

Yvonne Garner said...

Lisa, what a phenomenal card! I love everything about it! Hope all is well. Best wishes, Yvonne

Kate Yetter said...

Beautiful use of the stamps! I love the colors...everything is fabulous!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous background and perfect with the vintage kids from Think and Wonder. Beautiful!

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