Monday, January 5, 2015

Metallic New Year

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!


11 comments:

  1. Every time I visit I love what you make! Have heard of Pico but not the product you used so will be keeping a look out for that xx

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  2. Hi Roni, Just love your circles, the card is beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing it !!!!!

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  3. So simple and yet so colorful and just great!
    Thank you Roni, wonderful idea!
    Helena

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  4. toute simple mais bel effet ! j'aime Roni !

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  5. Very pretty!!!! Love the circles!

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  6. Looking forward to your post using these products as I love new ideas and sparkle/glitter!

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  7. Very pretty! I love the new colors too.

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  8. Lovely card! I have that gold ink pad and it is such a brilliant gold!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  9. Gorgeous card love the way you have done the circles in those amazing colours

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  10. Hi my sweet friend,
    I have missed you and posting comments about each of your creations more than you could ever know! Your card is fabulous! I love the shimmering circles which remind me of the sparkle of champagne bubbles which matches your New Years wish perfectly! I am sending you and your wonderful family all of my love for a new year filled with peace, joy, and inky fingers! Kathy

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