Friday, July 7, 2017

Pastel Wreath

I was in the mood to play around with my Distress Oxides yesterday. I used Worn Lipstick (Distress Oxide Ink) on watercolor paper to create the background for this card. After the ink was dry, I applied some Gesso to the corners using the Lace Stencil from Tim Holtz. I then distressed the edges before adhering it to my white cardstock.
The flowers were stamped in the same ink and lightly watercolored with diluted oxide using a small paintbrush. I added some cheesecloth to my raffia wreath for a little more dimension and texture!

Supplies and Tools:
Watercolor paper, Worn Lipstick/Peeled Paint Distress Oxide (Tim Holtz), Blossom Stamp Set (Tim Holtz), Lace Stencil (Tim Holtz), Natural Beauty (Stampin' Up), Raffia, Cheesecloth, Baker's Twine, Pearls, Paintbrush, Gesso, Sharpie

This post linked to:
Double D Challengers - Pastel Party
Stamps and Stencils - Color, Texture, Shape (Inspired by the pretty flowers and the lace)
Stamping Sensations - Flowers
Craft-Dee Bowz - Handmade Bow
4 Crafty Chicks - Stamping No Digis
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes with ribbon/twine/lace/trim


Lori Turner said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Esther! I love the colors :) Thank you so much for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

Darlene said...

Oh Esther this is SO pretty! Fabulous overall design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Pastels’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Christine said...

This is lovely, Esther! The delicate florals are a perfect contrast to the raffia wreath, and the touch of gauze is really nice. I just purchased worn lipstick oxide ink and am playing with it, trying to get the hand of using another type of ink. Your card is just so pretty...I aspire to use the new ink as well as you have done!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful background and flowers. Love the added texture with the raffia. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your designs in future challenges.

Joan said...

A truly lovely card, love the delicate colours and the gorgeous flowers,just beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month


Pam said...

I love pink and just love your beautiful pink creation!

brenda said...

Beautiful inking and stamping to create a super card, many thanks for joining our Flowers theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Mimi said...

This is beautiful and soft!

Barbara Bruder said...

What a great design. Love that wreath you created. I especially like that background you created. Awesome card.Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. I look forward to seeing what you create for our next challenge. Hugs, Barbara

Amelia Breytenbach said...

So beautiful in every way. Lovely image, color and design detail. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

SewPaperPaint said...

A very pretty use of these flower stamps and I like the handmade wreath. We are thrilled to have you join our challenge at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Autumn

Karen Letchworth said...

This is gorgeous, Esther! Thanks so much for sharing with us. I love how it appears to be a nest. Super creative and fun!
Karen L
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Vintagehandmade said...

What a super gorgeous card this is! I love yoyr flowers! Thank you for joining us at Stamps and Stencils this month! Branka DT