Friday, 24 July 2015

Medium Sunflower and something extra

Hello Everyone, Anne here again.

Thank you so much for the lovely comments you left on my second project for Lynnda last Friday.

This week I wanted to experiment with Lynnda's wonderful Colour Chemistry inks to see how they work with other mediums.  I made another card using some brown toned cardstock.

As you can see, I used Lynnda's medium sunflower but I also used the Colour Chemistry ink in Simply Chocolate to colour some white texture paste that I had in my stash (nothing expensive, just some that came from Lidl).
I put some of the white paste into a plastic cup and added some of the Simply Chocolate ink (ratio approximately 10 parts paste, one part ink).  I was careful to mix enough to spread across the whole of my stencil.  I cleaned my stencil in cold water immediately after using it.
The paste dried to a wonderful milk chocolate colour.  If I had wanted a darker colour I could have put the stencil back over the dry paste and used a brush to apply more ink, but I was happy with the result I achieved with the coloured paste alone.
While the paste was drying I moved on to the sunflower.  I coloured it with Citrus Yellow Colour Chemistry ink and then added some 'shading' with Pumpkin Pie.  Once coloured I watered down some Simply Chocolate and used it to create a shadow around the whole flower. 

The centre was coloured with Simply Chocolate and then I added seed beads for dimension.  I put some Simply Chocolate onto my craft mat, dipped a thin paint brush into the paint and added a few splats around the edges of the sunflower.
I stamped Lynnda's lovely new sentiment stamp onto some co-ordinating cardstock, distressed the edges and added it to the card.
The finished card once again.

Ink Products Used:
Simply Chocolate
Citrus Yellow
Pumpkin Pie


Thanks so much for looking, I hope to see you again next week for my
final project for Oak House Studio.

Hugs, Anne.

27 comments:

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Anne. The sunflower is stunning, I love the colours and wonderful textured background.
hugs Sue xx

Elaine said...

Such a lovely card and with great texture too. Great idea to use the ink to colour your white paste - it will always match your project!! Elaine xx

Buttons said...

This is beautiful Anne. The sunflower contrasts perfectly with your beautiful backgrounds. Jenny x

butterfly said...

What a gorgeous card - and the ink-tinted texture paste looks fabulous.
Alison xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful card Anne! I love how you used the ink to tint the paste, great idea! The flourishes make such a lovely background and that sentiment is just wonderful! LOVE the sunflower stamp! hugs :)

Terry said...

Anne, I love the neutral colors and natural textures and then the pop from that sunflower is just stunning! Gorgeous card! Hugs!

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card Anne, love the flourish background and what a beautiful sentiment, hugs Carole Z X

misteejay said...

Beautiful card Anne. I love the shade of chocolate you created for the paste - it looks yummy.
Toni xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful choice of colours and a lovely card.
Julie x

Georgie C said...

Love the browns but that colour paste really does look like hot chocolate - yum!! Gorgeous card Anne xx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

The milk chocolate colour is such a wonderful compliment to the colour of the sunflower. I had to :) as I also have texture paste from Lidl and I find it to be actually quite good - bought it about 3 years ago and still have a nice little stash!
Anne, you are creating such fabulous tutorials for Oak House Studio.
Wishes
Lynne

Joi at RR said...

Oh soooo lovely Anne. I have never used that type of ink! Your card is just PERFECTLY ENCHANTING. Love the colors, the sentiment, the texture - it's PURE ELEGANCE. j.

Jane said...

What lovely texture and pretty card

Joan said...

Thanks for the ideas Anne, love the coloured texture paste and its a lovely card

Joan

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is really warm and gorgeous, Annie! I love how you've distressed it and added the warm shading and splatters!! Thank you for the inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

Astrid Maclean said...

Another brilliant card Anne, beautifully put together and great colours and textures, it looks so elegant, just wonderful!!

MaryH said...

Enjoyed reading the how-to's and that is one lovely stencil. Liked the color effects you achieved on the paste too. This looks more like a fabric or canvas & is just beautiful. Love the seed bead center of this gorgeous sunflower. Ditto the distressing on the edges. Well done on your GD assignment. TFS & have a great wkend. Hugs

kath stewart said...

beautiful project Anne...the texture paste looks good enough to eat and I love the sunflower...the seed beads give great texture in the centre...hugs kath xxx

Candy C said...

Really a lovely project with beautiful results. Great tutorial! <3 Candy

Julia Aston said...

The stenciling in the chocolate paste is just beautiful Anne! what a lovely backdrop for your beautiful sunflower! Julia xx

Mary Elizabeth said...

Simply stunning -- Love that ink mixed with texture paste. The gorgeous texture and color seriously set off that beautiful sunflower!! Thanks for sharing this with us -- Mary Elizabeth

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous! Love the coloured textured paste- it looks so rich. The seed beads are cool in the centre of the sunflower - fabulous! xxx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

What a stunning creation Anne - the texture paste gives a real WOW-factor. Absolutely love this card.
Sylvia x

Shari Trumbull said...

Completely lovely, Anne!! The natural tones of this card are delicious--it's that chocolate color of the embossing paste that you achieved!! Just Yummy!! And that beautiful Sunflower--so stunning and pretty!! XOXO-Shari

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful card Anne, such lovely colours and textures, love the seed beads in the center of the sunflower!

Sandy said...

Beautifully done Sugar -- I do count my age in years, mainly because I can't believe how old I am. It's a miracle I tell you!!!!!!
Sandy xx

Paper Profusion said...

Terrific tutorial Anne and gorgeous card. Didn't know Lidl did crafty goodies - must ramble their aisles. Nicola x