Monday, May 4, 2015

Be A Good One


Hello!!!!  I hope your week is off to a good start!!!  Our youngest's graduation open house was this past Saturday and I was ready without even staying up late Friday... woohoo!!!!  The day was a complete blessing for us and our son (I think he was even a bit overwhelmed by the number of people able to make it and there were many more with scheduling conflicts that prevented them from coming).  

Today, after coming in from the shop, I was feeling the need to get my fingers into some color :-)  and this is the result.  I cut a piece of heavy smoothly cardstock, grabbed a color of paint, rubbed some on with my finger, grabbed another color.... and so on.  To build up the background I've used a stencil, stamps, splatters, and doodling.  The flowers were on my counter (left from trying out inktense pencils my friend brought over some time ago).  The stems are grungepaste mixed with paint through a stencil, inked and doodled.  I decided to add some gold around the edges by inking and using gold embossing powder.  Currently this is just a panel... I could make it into a card or I might add it to my art journal.  It occurred to me that it could be a page in an art journal all by itself but that would mean making a new journal and I'm not sure I want to do that right now.  Maybe I'll just stand it up on my desk, smile at the wonderful colors and see the reminder to "be a good one".

Supplies --

Fresco Finish Paints - smurf, banana, prawn, lavender, snowflake (PaperArtsy)
Stencil - Jofy PS007 (PaperArtsy)
Grungepaste (PaperArtsy)
Stamps - Sara Naumann ESN10 & 12, Hot Picks HP1303 (PaperArtsy)
Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink - forget-me-not, leaf green (Ranger)
Archival Ink jet black (Ranger)
Posca paint pens - white, black
Embossing ink and gold embossing powder







6 comments:

christi said...

very cool colors and a cute sentiment. I thought maybe this was the one for the graduation, I guess not but it would work. have a great day.

Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Wanda! I love the vibrant colors so much!! I'd keep it where I could see it, if I were you ;-) Very good sentiment, too!

Coco said...

Really gorgeous Wanda, the colours and whole design are fabulous!! :) Hugs, Coco xx

The Manic Crafter said...

Brave lady using all those bright colours. It works so well Wanda. A lovely job, whatever you decide to do with it.! June M

butterfly said...

Just love this card, Wanda - the rainbow colours are so zingy and exciting, and I love how the flowers are positioned for maximum colour contrast. The white highlights are a fabulous finishing touch -fantastic!
Alison xx

Anita Houston said...

This is totally wonderful! I LOVE every bit!