I love ink blending but sometimes it’s nice to cheat a bit by starting out with a colored cardstock! Then you have less work to do! So I started out with an A2 panel of Hero Arts Lapis cardstock which is a beautiful medium shade of blue. Then I used blending brushes from Rabbit Hole Designs to blend Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, and Black Soot distress oxide ink around the edges of the panel. I love the price point of these brushes and the fact that they’re just plain white so you can easily indicate whatever color you want assigned for each brush!
I let the panel dry completely and then randomly stamped the peony from the Flamingo Botanical set all over the panel with versamark and heat-embossed it with brass embossing powder. Then I colored some of the flowers with my spectrum noir clear sparkle brush. It added a gorgeous shimmer to the flowers and lightened them at the same time. Once it dried I added splatters of metallic gold paint across the panel and then painted the centers of the flowers with the same gold paint. Finally I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and heat-embossed it with the same brass embossing powder. I also added a strip of white cardstock that I pressed with versamark and heat-embossed with brass powder and a strip of lapis cardstock for interest. I cut them all at an angle and then adhered them to the panel with foam mounting tape. It’s quite simple to create but I think it makes quite an impression! Unfortunately it’s not easy to photograph the shimmer but it really sparkles when it catches the light! 🙂
Make sure to head over and check out the full release from Rabbit Hole Designs (and don’t forget their awesome blending brushes!) Thanks so much for visiting and have a fantastic Monday!