Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Blue Lilacs

I got on a sage green kick last week after that 'shades of green' challenge... here is one of the resulting cards! This is a faux watercolor technique done with chalk inks... I've mentioned before, but I'll mention again that I use Versamagic chalk inks because of their blendability - they are perfect for this type of technique. Dye inks would also work, of course, but might bleed a little more.

I inked the stamp (Lilac Blessings from smARTworks) with two colors of chalk ink, then misted my stamp with Pearl Glimmer Mist. I stamped the image on watercolor paper, let it dry and trimmed out the oval, then misted the whole panel with Glimmer Mist to give it all a pearly shine. You can see that more clearly below.

Soooooooo thankful to have a big project done and out of the way...... finally finished last night! I've been making a conscious effort with the Lord's help to simplify my obligations this year and not put so much pressure on myself - that's a hard one for a perfectionist-people-pleaser! I think even harder for me will be to not try to re-fill my time with busy-ness when obligations drop away. Pray on that one.

I still have some organizing to do in my corner, and cataloging more stamps that are stored away... my next project should probably be passing on some unused supplies and never-going-to-use paper scraps to my kiddos. Hmmm....

While that picture is shimmering at me I will remember to remind you about the smART-word challenge - if you make a glittery or glitter-inspired card, be sure to link it up over at the challenge blog!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. I'm glad you've decided to "simplify" - I pray that you'll find it easier to do than you thought. We all need that! Love your blue lilacs with all that gorgeous green. (when my little grandson was 3, he told me one day that he knew what God's favorite color was... it's green!)

  2. I've never heard of these chalks but will seek them out at our local stamping convention in April. The results on your card are (as always) beautiful. Thank you!