Friday, January 19, 2018

Mandala's are Super Trendy!!!


 may be a bit excited to share with you this stamp that I love!!!! It's a Taylored Expression stamp, you can use it for so many uses, these are the ones that I tried out. I love getting my hands and fingers inky and I never stop until I feel like I have used a lot of my mediums to see what I like best for each stamp. I call this my designer time to see what I like and don' t like! So sit back and relax and get inspired! 

For the Stamp up above I stamped and embossed the Mandala and then masked it and stamped and embossed the mandala a second time, to the colors I used a Tombow marker and just let the markers blend when I sprayed the pigment with water. I love how luminous it turned out! 


This was a great way to learn how certain watercolors worked with others, I really love how the purple and ultramarine mixed! If your looking for a great watercolor class This one is the best! I learned and am still learning from it! 


This one I inked the base card with worn lipstick, then clear heat embossed it then inked over it with Wilted Violet to get that contrast in the stamp. Then I stamped a sentiment from Penny Black's Faith Stamp Set. It works great for a card for a friend to just say hello! Then to pull it all together I used the Frame die set from Taylored Expression.



Have you Tried Brusho's yet? I am a huge fan of Brusho's they are Pigment Chrystals that activate when you add water, they are so fun to play with! I used yellow and orange for this background and am so glad I did! they are really vibrant and this card didn't need much of the color, so I added a simple Hello to show the rest of the art that comes with making cards. 


Another ombre wash after I stamped and heat embossed the Mandala! 





Gold Embossing is so trendy right now, and this stamp was begging to be a more girly card, When I see this stamp I am often reminded of a doily, so doilies were my inspiration for created this fluid watercolor card, Which again is explained very well in Angela Fehr's class on Creative Watercolor



Last but not least, this is a cute wedding card, with Starry colors to give it some glimmer and shine to it, makes for a beautiful card that the couple could display in their home with some wedding pictures, what a beautiful way to send and share some smiles! 

So I got to ask, I am always excited to get a new stamp and just play around with it, and it seems that the more I love stamps the more I am drawn to background stamps, which I think this is a background stamp... Why? 

A couple side notes, most everything was done with Taylored Expressions Dies, and Stamps, I am not affiliated with them, however I love the quality, and it helps that they have their studio and business in the same hometown that I live in, so Whenever I am in need of a good pick me up I go to the TE's Studio! Hah!  However I am affiliated with Angela Fehr, She is amazing and I am so blessed to be an advocate for her, she is a wonderful teacher and mentor! 

Happy Creating!

1 comment:

  1. I love all the cards you made with your one stamp. You are so talented and very inspiring!!

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