Sunday, June 21, 2009

Limelight Week 3 with Sherry

Good Sunday morning! My project for you today uses Flourishes Lilac Set. I have had a fondness for lilacs since I was a little girl, and when I saw this set I just HAD to have it.

One of my favorite techniques is the Wrinkle Free Distress. This is a technique using dye based inks and water, dip the paper into the water/ink mixture, dry the paper and continue adding layers of color until the desired color is reached. I used this technique in making the background for the lilacs. The colors used were purple, lavender and blue, along with watercolor paper. I have done this technique many, many times and only realized a few weeks ago that watercolor paper makes a fabulous background.

Once the background was made, I stamped the larger of the Lilacs on the background twice and then embossed in gold. Using the same lavender and purple, the lilacs were water colored over the background, as were the leaves. A third lilac was stamped on an extra background that I made at the same time and embossed in gold. This lilac was trimmed out so that it could be raised over the background.

Spellbinders Labels One Nestabilities was used to cut and embossed the lilac background. The die was laid over the image and pencil marks were made where I wanted to the lilacs to hang over the edge of the Label. I trimmed the section of the lilacs that I wanted to highlight. When the die was realigned with the images, the sections I trimmed out were put under the die to keep them from being cut. For the bottom of the card, a border was made using Spellbinders Victorian Border Pierceabilities.

Thanks for joining me today and I’ll see you next Sunday!


NancyK said...

Sherry - this is such a beautiful card - really like the look of the embossed image. The background has such a nice softness to it - very pretty.

Julie Koerber said...

I've never tried dipping the paper into water -- I'll have to give it a whirl because I love the effect it created with your card!!

flourishes said...

This is new to me as well. What a lovely card. Thanks for a new take on Flourishes images. Fabulous!

Latisha said...

This is so beautiful...what a cool technique!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Sherry! I love the gold emboassing!