Monday, May 4, 2015

Bursting With Color


Hi everyone,  I wanted to share a fun piece I made recently for the Friday Focus column I did last Friday over on Frilly and Funkie on the Ken Oliver Color Bursts.  If you haven't seen it, you can check it out here.  I had just a blast playing with the new Color Bursts, trying out different techniques with them.  And BTW, they are on sale at 15% our already low price, through May 7th, at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  

This was one of my color experiments where I puffed a small amount of the Alizarin Red and also the Pthalo Green on a piece of watercolor paper and then gave it a light misting with water.  I dried it with my heat tool before it got too diluted.  Then I stamped one of the images from Flower Garden in Jet Black archival ink.  

I had just been on Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities 3 blog and saw that the challenge was using an embossing diffuser.  I thought the pattern on this piece was ready-made for using a diffuser so I did.  Once the embossing was done, I sponged over the entire piece with Vintage Photo distress ink and then I couldn't help by take my finger and rub Inka Gold Old Silver over all the high points of the embossing.  Then I edged it with more Old Silver.  I needed something to frame or mount it and decided on a piece of corrugated cardboard.  To give it a more finished appearance, I edged the cardboard with Vintage Photo DI and then rubbed Inka Gold Old Silver over the edges and also over the ridges.  

The finishing touch was the 'beautiful' handwritten die cut from Tim Holtz's new Handwritten Love Thinlits set.  It also got some Vintage Photo DI as well as Inka Gold Old Silver on it.    Love the colors on this piece and the way the Ink Gold shines on the embossing.  I'm going to enter this into Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiousities challenge.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!



The following products were used to make the project above.  They are available at my online
store The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz and Rnager products are always 20% below MSRP.





10 comments:

Patty O'Malley said...

This is beautiful, Linda! I need to get some of those handwritten dies--I think they add the perfect finishing touch.

Maryanne said...

I love this, Linda! I love those pigments and I love the way you used the diffuser. The colors are fantastic too!

Annette Green said...

GORGEOUS, Linda! I love how you used those pigments and how the colors blended, and your touches of Silver are perfect. So happy you joined us in this challenge! A nice surprise!!

Anita Houston said...

Not only do you sponsor but you participate too....KUDOS!!! This is gorgeous! LOVE the colors and the embossing!!!!

Linda Ledbetter said...

How awesome to see you playing along with the challenge, Linda! This is just gorgeous, and you're right-- it's PERFECT for the Embossing Diffuser technique. I love the dramatic colors, too!

xo

Candy C said...

Hey Linda!! Welcome to CC3C! Beautiful card front! I love the corrugated paper behind your lovely Color Burst cardstock design. The layers of color, embossing and stamping really made for a lovely design. Thanks so much for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

Cheryl Grigsby said...

"Beautiful" says it all! What a lovely card and so glad to see YOU joining the fun! Great tutorial, thanks for sharing all your steps and welcome to CC3C!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful indeed Linda, those color burst colours are so lovely and the gold accents compliment them perfectly.

Yvonne said...

Ummm...wowza!!! Utterly fabulous! The colors are AH-MAZING! Love it all! Thanks for sponsoring and then for jumping in and playing too!!! Kudos to you...you rocked it girly! Hugs.

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WOW have I had fun...I've been reading a LOT of your posts. I bought the Inka Gold and wondered how to really use it. No better way then to visit. I love this stuff !~ And on this post I love that pop of BLACK..I was experimenting with Jet Black embossing earlier as I seen an item on Pinterest. Thanks too for the quick service you give when ordering. I am trying to be strict with myself on USING what I have. Off to visit a few more posts.

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