Painted Tulips

Friday, May 3, 2013

So by now you know how much I love mixed media...this was truly a stretch for me today.  But that's what challenges are all about aren't they?

Birgit's leading us with her challenge at Splitcoast create something new and different from our normal stamping/painting/ inking designs.  You can find the challenge here if you'd like to play along! So in the spirit of trying something new I've opted for a more clean and simple approach to mixed media today.

I started out with a piece of old designer paper from Basic Grey and stamped the tulip image in Ranger Archival Ink.  Next I used my Prismacolor colored pencils to color the stems and the leaves of the flowers.  Just used two different colors and blended lightly.  Then I painted the tulips with Distress Paints in two colors.

Using a Gelato, I added some more white to the already distressed looking paper.  Next I added some shadows with a Copic pen and finally stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black.  The piece was then layered simply on black card stock.

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Gina K. Pure Luxury card stock in Black Onyx and Basic Grey Two Scoops
Ink:  Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black and Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps:  Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society
All the other stuff:  Prismacolor colored pencils, Distress Paint in Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door, white Gelato, W3 Copic marker, Niji waterbrush

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  See you soon with more!


  1. Honey-child, there ain't a thing you can't pick up in your hand that you couldn't figure out how to create something beautiful with! Of course, now I have to go find out what purpose gelato serves other than being eaten. I've got to find someone less talented to stalk! :)

  2. Gorgeous card Lee-Anne! Beautiful colors and design! Those tulips pop wonderfully! Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!

  3. Lee-Anne,
    What a beautiful card - tulips are my fav!

  4. This is such a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing how you made it - it really helps me to appreciate the skill involved in creating it. Fabulous!

  5. Wow! Tulips are my favorite flower. I didn't get to do the mixed media challenge this week...sure wish I could have. Your card is a beauty!


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