Hello there. I made not just one, but two cards for the first week of the Summer of Color. This week's color is blue, so of course I had to go with my favorite turquoisy-blue.
For the first card (more blue in person) I glued down several layers of paper, but wasn't quite liking it. I ended up grabbing a stencil and heavy gel medium to create the raised stencil pattern and covered up the rest of the card with the medium also. When it dried I painted it with many layers of blues, cream, and a touch of copper until I liked the effect.
I did learn an important lesson with this card.... open it first before slathering on the gel medium or you will glue the card closed. Yup. Lesson learned. I had to cut it open, but it's all good now ;-)
The second card has a layer of hand-painted paper (which ended up mostly covered up by more paint!). I glued down the center medallion (apparently I'm into medallions right now lol!), which was cut from a scrapbook paper by "Daisy D's" that I love, which then got some paint brushed over it to blend in. Then I dumped some Distress embossing powder by Tim Holtz into the wet glue and used a heat gun to emboss it. When that set up, I doodled with a black pen to add some details and used the end of a paint brush to add some cream dots. And finally I stamped on a quote...
"...the artist is not there to be one with the world-
he is there to transform it"
There's still time to join in with your own blue creations. Just pop on over to Twinkle Twinkle for the details on the Summer of Color fun!