This month's Lila Grey Stamps Flower of the Month is the chrysanthemum. I noticed that my other flowers are peeking out from the side, so I decided to print this digital stamp more in the center of the page. While I was working on my piece, I used another piece of cardstock for my "clean off" sheet. Well, I actually liked how it was turning out so I decided to make two pieces this month.
I always start my pieces with four colors in mind. I knew I wanted a Fall look so I chose these colors:
ORANGE (Tangerine Tango)
GREEN (Sage Shadow, Mellow Moss, Certainly Celery)
PURPLE (Blackberry Bliss)
GOLD (Miners Nugget Radiant Pearls Paint)
and of course BLACK and WHITE.
I chose three shades of green because I was originally thinking I'd do a ombre effect. Nope. LOL
Step 1: Mask flower. Stamp the three different green pads directly onto page and over the flower image.
Step 2: Reverse the mask and sponge in the flower using the orange ink and stamp a script stamp with the same orange color for a tone-on-tone look.
Step 3: Fill in edges of the page by sponging on purple ink.
Step 4: Tone down the purple ink by using white acrylic paint and the script stamp around page
Step 5: Use punchinella stencil to add gold pearl paint around page.
Step 6: Add random splotches, marks, etc. until complete.
Step 7: Use black ink to add splatter and other stamped images (POSTCARD gifted from Rubber Paws & postage stamp and postage cancellation stamp from Maine stamp set Lila Grey Stamps).
As I'm cleaning off my sponges and other tools, I am creating another piece on the side. I decided to add harlequins using the Sage Shadow ink to the left. Since I used the Tangerine Tango within the piece, I didn't want the chrysanthemum to also be orange so I used my Honey stamp pad (CTMH). I don't know if the green was on my sponge or on the pad, but the ink was a greenish color. At first I gasped and then realized I loved it! To make the flower stand out, I stamped some tiny dots within the flower and shaded around the edges.
Which do you like better?
Media used on both:
SU! and CTMH Stamp Pads
Radiant Pearls Paint