Sunday, March 29, 2015

Love Forever- Ginkgo Leaves

A few weeks ago I visited Biscayne National Park, FL. The visitor center had an nationally-touring exhibition of art quilts made on environment and global warming theme. Among many, I liked this beautiful quilt with vibrant color combination which reminded me of beauty of Ginkgo leaves. With that in mind, I wanted to create something involving those leaves. I made this pastel painting at first.

When I saw "One Stamp, Many Ways" challenge from Simon Says Stamp, it gave me ideas on using my Ginkgo leaves stamps.

I wanted to create a delicate card using vellum with Ginkgo leaves stamped in green-yellow colors and wet embossed in subtle colors i.e. white/pearl/clear on it and fixing that vellum on a background card-stock that show all those images. Something like a fine woven veil over a solid background.

Here is the result. I used three Ginkgo leaves stamps and prepared vellum piece by wet embossing with pearl embossing powder and stamping same images in white, gold and greens. While selecting a background card-stock, I realized that white cardstock was not doing justice. I tried different shades of blues, greens and yellows and finally decided to color the vellum piece itself with light blue on back side. I tried coloring with distress ink first which did not create intended effect. I, then, colored it with a light blue- IB2 Spectrum Noir marker which helped make images in front pop out well. I decided to create a window panel with colored card-stock. I liked the green + shinny tones of the card and wished my life and world around me be green- evergreen and shinny like it. So, I thought of a matching sentiment- "Love Forever". Lastly, I added cut leaves and a stitching border in gold.

Items used:
Dies: Sizzix Framelits Rectangles
Stamps: (do not know the brand)

Embossing powder: Recollections Pearl, Sparkle 
Ink: Colorbox, Distress- Peacock feather
Marker: Spectrum Noir IB2, Golden Gellyroll Sakura pen
Paper: Recollection and Neenah white cardstock


Sandra said...

Wonderful card and such a great inspiration! Love the different layers! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is stunning, luv the embossing! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

sparkle & shine *~*

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