Friday, October 26, 2012

Do you experiment in your creating?

One of my favorite things to do with creating is to sit and experiment. I love to see what inks do and what things work together. Of course, I also end up finding out what doesn't work!!!
 My two card today show off some of my "playing".  This first card goes along with the retro sketch. 
The background behind the black flower is my experimenting piece.  I had stamped a Hero Arts chevron stamp three times on a piece of cardstock and I had embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I took some of my spray inks and sprayed them on this piece. Those spray inks sit on top of the embossed design.  I turned that piece over and blotted it on another piece of white cardstock and what resulted was this great watercolor looking design. The embossed stamped images served as a stamp themselves.  I couldn't waste that great piece so I stamped the black flower over that.
Here is the retro sketch.
The strip along the bottom edge of this card is another piece of experimenting. The main technique was similar to what I tried to describe in my first card. 
The yellow/orange portion is the result of stamping that already stamped piece that has other spray colors sprayed on it and then I added the flowers that were inked with a purple Distress Stain.  The stain gives the image a watercolor look.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Sudha said...

Pretty sweet creations. I like ur playing.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous Linda!! I love love loveeeeeeeeee the colors on that second one!!!!

Sylvia Blum said...

So very pretty, Linda! I am totally in LOVE with the first card! The way you've 'highlighted' the stamped image is just fab! And the background is fantastic, too!
Have a wonderful Sunday

In My Craft Room said...

Both are beautiful creations!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

The softness of the watercolor technique is so pretty!

Basement Stamper said...

I love how your backgrounds turned out, they are gorgeous!

Lindalou said...

I don't experiment as much as I should. You can see how you developed this technique from one card to the other. It created a very cool effect.

Danielle said...

Gorgeous! Love how your playing around works out.

Noelle said...

Both these pretty cards are all kinds of awesomeness! LOVE them both! :) Thanks so much for popping by my blog:) *hugs*

dstandard said...

WOW gorgeous cards! Love your techniques!