Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Apothecary bottles

I like this card a lot (is that too immodest???). I love the soothing image and the serene colours. I like that I dipped into my pad of Periphery (BasicGrey) and its coordinating ribbon (thank you Santa!). I like that I got to use my stylus with foam tip to make that watery looking backdrop*. I like that I got to spend some time happily absorbed in doing nothing but painting with my twinklings. This was a card made with no particular purpose in mind, only enjoyment. I'm not sure what I'll use it for, but it's nice to have some blank cards in the stash to use when I don't have time to make a card.

Thanks for looking!

*To make the blue background, I inked up the foam tip and buffed the paper in a circular motion, starting with the lightest blue and working my way up to the darkest, leaving some white space and trying to avoid lines from the foam tip. A light touch works best for colour application and blending.

Supplies: Stamp: Stampington & Co.; Ink: black stazon, chalk (colorbox - Prussian blue, Versamagic Aegean blue, aspen mist, night sky); Paper: watercolour, always artichoke, Periphery - BasicGrey, Papertrey Ink white; Other: Periphery ribbon, Stampin' Up eyelets, Colorbox stylus and foam tip, Twinkling H20's and aquapainter.


  1. You've done a marvelous job colouring this. Very nice card...reminds me that I want to get some herbs started for the plant unit I have to teach in a two months.....

  2. I love this too! The colors are wonderful and what a beautiful image!