Happy Monday Friends! I hope you've all had a wonderful first day back to work/school. I am happy to be back on a normal schedule again. It's great to have time off but I like routine and knowing when people are going to be home and gone. When we're all off it seems like everyone is going 10 different directions and I never know when I can clean, or when I should cook or where I'm going to sneak a few minutes in my art room.
I have been playing with circles lately. Dh gave me a couple of the circle templates he found recently and I have a fancy circle template that goes from large (2" across) to tiny circles. I have a really fun project using the larger template later this month but I wanted to share a New Years card I made using one of the smaller templates today.
Since 2015 is sparklie and new I wanted to make a few cards using IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko's Delicata inks - now it comes in not only gold and silver but Bronze and Copper (my fav!!) as well.
I pulled out a sheet of cardstock, the template, sponge daubers and metallic inks. To get natural random look I used one color of ink in three different size circles dotted all over the upper two thirds of the cardstock. I then moved onto the next color of ink and used 3 more sizes of circles. I continued adding circles until I was satisfied with the coverage.
You'll need to let the ink dry naturally which may take a while since it's a pigment ink or you can speed it up by using a heat tool to dry it quickly.
Once the inks were dry I made lots of different size dots using the Pico Embellisher in Bronze, Gold and Shimmer. I still need to write up a post about this fun medium but haven't had the time yet.
After the Pico Embellisher dots had dried I added circles made using glitter glue. Once that layer had dried I stamped the sentiment and clock.
I wish you could see how lovely all of the shimmery mediums look together.
It's so pretty and perfect for welcoming in the New Year.
Hope you all have a splendid week!