Happy Weekend, friends! Missy here with a new mixed media layout featuring lots of gorgeous Inklingz. I wanted to create a layout "from scratch," which means I use only white cardstock and Shimmerz. I chose colors that either I hadn't used in a while or never used at all. I first created the flowers using the Sizzix Peony Pop Up Die. (Shout out to fellow DT member Jennifer McMurtrey for inspiring me!) I coated a sheet of textured cardstock with gesso, let it dry, and then cut the flowers using my manual die cutting machine. I used the Inklingz to paint them, and then used the same colors to create the background.
- Inklingz Imperial Amethyst
- Inklingz Honeymoon
- Inklingz Precious Posey
- Inklingz Gosh Garnet
- Inklingz Blue Lagoon
- Inklingz Blue My Mind
I used a few layers of these colors on the flowers, and I also mixed a few together. The fun part about Gosh Garnet & Blue My Mind is there is gold powder mixed in, so when those colors dry, you get the actual color plus a gold sheen. You'll see that even better close up if you keep scrolling :)
I used thick smooth white cardstock for the background, and I also coated that with clear gesso first. I mainly used Imperial Amethyst & Precious Posey to create that pretty purple color wash. I did add splatters of all the other colors as well. Once that dried, I arranged the flowers around my photo. I added adhesive foam behind the centers of the all the flowers and bent up all the petals.
The Imperial Amethyst is so dark and pretty...it's a very rich color.
I used mostly Blue Lagoon on this one with a touch of Imperial Amethyst.
Here's a great shot of the gold shimmer in Gosh Garnet. When it hits the light...watch out! I show all these colors in motion in my video, so you can really see the shimmer factor :)
I added some tissue paper and adhesive foam behind my photo to give it some height. I also tucked in some matching thread in a few places for more pops of color & texture.
To add detail to the middle of the flowers and around them, I used the Essentials Jewels Mix from Pinkfresh Studio. They are amazing little shimmery rhinestones that add the perfect touch. The gold stickers are from an older MAMBI sticker book I got at Michael's a few years ago.
Here's Blue My Mind...look at that gold shimmer! It's magic!
More close ups...because I took so many. I couldn't stop photographing all the shimmer in the light!
I went short and simple with the title. I used an Amy Tangerine Thicker and paired it with another MAMBI sticker. I also used a few Shimmerz Dotz, which are also available in the store. The gold glitter heart are also from Amy Tangerine.
Yes, more close ups :)
Squeal for gold! <3
I am so excited about how this turned out! Nothing makes me happier than turning a sheet of white cardstock in something beautiful. Thank you to Shimmerz for making that possible :)
Don't forget about the sale this weekend...you know you want some of these gorgeous colors :)
Be sure to check out my process video here for many more details!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!