It all started with a few stamps and inks!!!

Sometimes the process is not planned at all and the simple task of stamping some of your favourite images onto white card, can snowball into something awesome!

Stamped flowers and leave stems

The need for some therapeutic colouring in, was calling me, so I broke out the Prismacolor Pencils, to colour some of my favourite Tracy Scott stamps. (From Paperartsy.) (link here) These pencils are the bomb and they blend like no other pencils I have ever used before. They are awesome to use on any Mixed Media and Art Journal projects. Once I had coloured a few flowers, it was then, I decided to sift through my pile of Gel Prints, to see if I could match up some backgrounds to the colours in the flowers.

Close up of coloured and stamped images   Selection of stamped and coloured images with gel print background


Selection of gel print backgrounds

The 3 prints I ended up using were from a session I did some time ago, while playing along with Birgit Koopsen’s Gel Printing Challenge. I had used all sorts of materials on the gel plate, including some leaves, washi tape, hand-made masks and stamps.

I trimmed the edges to a size that would suit my card size and then added a few more layers of media to each. (Some stamping with Archival Ink, and Dylusions Paint).

Close up of Happy Birthday Card showing stamping

I added a coloured cardstock mat to each card, before attaching the Mixed Media backgrounds, then attached or mounted the flowers, leaves and berries.

Creativity takes courage card   Happy Birthday Mixed Media Art Card Who you really are, Mixed Media art card

To finish off, I stamped a quote or sentiment and attached a Tim Holtz word sticker, then made a few more marks, using a black marker and a Posca paint pen.

Close up of Creativity takes courage card   Close up of Who you really are card

I just love the fresh, summery colours that I ended up with!

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