I love combining a bit of the shabby-chic style with mixed media, and this month, Lindy's Stamp Gang has a beautiful palette of colors in their monthly color challenge. So out came my sprays and the fun started. Here's the finished result...
And here's the color board the card is based on. The fun part is that this color palette lends itself to soft pastel colors, as well as bright sassy colors. I chose a little of both - a little softer with the background, and a little sassier with the flower colors. :)
I created the background paper by spraying 4 colors of Lindy's sprays onto a piece of mixed media paper. For this background, I used Bonjour Butter Flat Fabio, Aloha Avocado Flat Fabio, Queen of Hearts Red Flat Fabio, and Blue Hawaiian Blue Starburst sprays.
I started randomly spritzing a little of each of the colors around the page, using a small mask to cover part of the page. Then I removed the mask, and filled in the white space left with more of the same colors, but this time, dropping the color in using the wand portion of the sprayer, and spritzing with water to spread them out. Here and there I dabbed excess color off the page with a paper towel, so you can still see some of the original lines from the stencils in parts of the background.
When that was dry, I applied some molding paste through a stencil for some subtle texture...
I added a large floral cluster over some twine and lace strips run vertically down the left side of the front. I began with the pale yellow flowers, then added the medium blue roses, and finally the bright red lilies - a little potpourri of color intensities ...
The large yellow rose in the center is made using Spellbinders' Rose Creations dies-it was a little too bright, so I toned it down with cream colored craft paint to blend with the soft yellow of the lilies...
Color Mediums: Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays
Stencil: Prima "flourish" Dies: My Favorite Things "Wild Greenery"; Spellbinders "Rose Creations"
Lace: Tim Holtz idea-ology Small flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Stamens: ChocolateLetters on Etsy Pearls: Recollections
Miscellaneous: twine, Golden molding paste
Thanks so much for visiting today...I hope your week started with a smile!