Friday, 6 December 2013

Henna Mosaic

It's Friday so that means it is my day for Creative Expressions and today I am using a new stamp Henna Mosaic part of the Singles range.
I decided to create a flower for this week using the Henna Mosaic stamp. The background is created with Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink, applying the ink to a Non-Stick Craft Sheet and spritzing with water and then mopping the ink up with the card.  I am using the fabulous new Foundations Card 300gsm for all my inky work.
Background stamping has also been added using Fern Green Archival Ink and the background stamp from Tim Holtz Classics 9 Stamp Set.
I used a skewer to add a stem to my flower and added leaves using Wendy Vecchi's Stencils For Art 3 Flourishes, applying Fern Green Archival Ink through the stencil. GROW has been added to the side of the card using the Vintage Alphabet by Sam Poole.
One of my trademark twine bows has been added to the bottom of the stem along with a coordinated button for added dimension and interest.
I stamped the Henna Mosaic image onto the coloured card with Aquamarine Archival Ink and then stamped the Henna Mosaic stamp with Aquamarine and Fern Green Archival Inks onto white Foundations Card and cut out each layer and then added each layer one on top of the other to give me my dimensional flower. A coordinated button has been added to the centre of the flower.
I love the dimension from the flower. I also distressed the edges of the card with a pair of scissors.
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Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


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17 comments:

Alysha Sheridan said...

Oh my Tracey, this is just beautiful. WOW - Would I be able to achieve this with one of the mandala stamps too? hugs xxxx

Tracey Metcalfe said...

Gorgeous use of the stamp and you do these colours so well, love the addition of the button and string x hugs x

CraftyJo said...

Absolutely stunning - love it :)

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Beautiful the way you "built" the flower, with the use of a skewer and the placement of the leaves - such a well thought out card.
Wishes
Lynne

Kim Robertson said...

Lovely card Tracy , really really nice colours and flower. Very good idea x

carol edwards said...

Beautiful colours Tracy, gives a tranquil feeling, really lovely

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous, I ♥ it, hugs Pops x x x

butterfly said...

Gorgeous background stamping on those vivid blues and greens, and the flower is just stunning - from the layered petals to the wonderful bow on the stem - it's another complete beauty!
Alison x

rachel said...

just beautiful Tracy - those stamps are amazing and I love the combination of colours again - the mopping makes them more muted but they're still fab! Big Hugs x

Buttons said...

Love this inky layering topped off with a fabulous dimensional flower Tracy. Ever in search of 'the perfect card for inkiness' I take it you would recommend Foundations? Jenny x

Brenda Brown said...

A gorgeous design Tracy and a fabulous dimensional flower.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Coco said...

Wow!! Really gorgeous!!! Have a good we, Coco x

Redanne said...

Wonderful choice of colours and that dimensional flower is stunning. Hugs, Anne x

Carol Q said...

I think this is absolutely stunning Tracy.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

So beautiful, love your designs and use of colour. Greetings from Canada, Shirley

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous card, love it to bits!

Warm hugs
Maarit

mypapercraftworld said...

What a wonderful colour palette, Tracy, it's so gorgeous! I love that amazing ribbon bow with the twine tendrils, so delicate! Anita :)