Hi Stampers! It's Theresa again with my third Limelight post. Today's card features the Waterlillies set and Spring Ephemerals set. I used the reflection technique on this card and sponged a water background.
Here are the details...
I colored the lily using mostly colors found in the Crocus and Violet Copics Collections.
I started by coloring the deepest parts of the flower with V06.
Then I added V04, blending out from the previous color in small circles.
Added V12 in the same manner.
I finished with V01, leaving just a tiny bit on some of the petals completely un-colored. Then I used my blender pen to soften the transition to white.
After coloring the lily, I went over it with a Versa Mark pen and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.
Next, I stamped the leaves and used Copics from the Evergreen and Spring Greens Collections.
I used YG03, YG05, YG93 and YG99. Then I used my Versa Mark pen again, to go over the leaves, before embossing with clear.
To do the reverse image of the lily, I used the plastic sheet from my Stamp-a-ma-jig and stamped the lily on the smooth side. Then, I turned the plastic sheet over and placed it where I wanted the reverse image, pressing down all over the image.
Sometimes I use a Mirror Image Stamp and sometimes I used the plastic sheet, like today. I have found that I get a crisper image from the Mirror Image Stamp, but the ink drys more quickly, so I have to work fast (huffing on the image before stamping helps). Whereas, with the plastic sheet, the ink stays wet, but the image is a bit smeary. Today, I wanted a less defined image, so I used the plastic sheet.
Here you can see the result after I lifted the plastic sheet. The embossing on the lily protected it from the ink when I did the reverse image.
I wanted the reflection to be a little lighter than the origianly image, so I just used the three lighter colors. I also went over the entire reflection with B41, to give it a slightly blue tinge.
After coloring, I heat embossed the reflection with clear embossing powder.
To sponge the background, I placed a post-it note across the paper, where I wanted the horizon line. Then I sponged some light blue.
Sponged some medium blue, keeping it light in the center.
Switched the post-it to cover the bottom and started sponging the sky with light yellow.
Next I sponged in some turquoise ink.
I removed the post-it mask and then sponged teal ink all around the edges, followed by some black.
Stamped some of the silhouette images from Spring Ephemerals around the edges, using turquoise ink.
I layered with a piece of black cardstock and added a flourish punch (EK Success). The card base is turquoise.
On the inside of the card, I added a piece of white cardstock and stamped the lily with lavender ink, then stamped the image in black on top.
Thanks so much for letting me share my project today. I'll see you next Sunday!