Painted Tulips

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!