Well, I may have turned the corner a bit (let's say a little prayer!), so let's try to get back on track here with our Life Experiment, or How Many Ways Can We Use Papertrey's Life Set before Everyone Gets Bored?
Today's card is without exception my favorite with Life so far.
The crisp, white layers showcase the brilliantly glittery stems, and the blue just pops right off the paper! Check out the close-up below. There are two shades of Stickles on here...Waterfall and Twilight...and the variation creates a lovely depth effect. I applied Waterfall (the lighter color) first, randomly dabbing it around. Once it was dry, I added the Twilight everywhere else.
With this stamp, Stickles is an excellent embellishment. There's no need for precision, and the effect is almost impressionistic. But the glitter! Wow! It has a powerful impact and draws the eye so prettily.
My first instinct was to mat this panel on black, but the black looked too heavy and distracted from the glittery blue goodness. That's when I decided a triple white mat (1/16", 1/4", 1/16") would be pretty.
And it is!
During my next crafty session, I plan on tackling this set with my Kaleidacolor pads. A month or so ago, someone asked me to explain how to use those spectrum-style pads, and I'll try to answer that tomorrow. Also, I've created some watercolor backgrounds to mess around with using Twinkling H2Os. It's not uncommon for me to make those pretty panels, mess around with them until they are destroyed, and then give up, so you may or may not see any fruit from that particular vine.
Which leads me to ask: any requests for our Life Experiment? What more would you like to see?
Mercy, grace, peace, and love,
stamps: Papertrey Life, Scripted
ink: Hero Arts sky blue, Memento Luxe tuxedo black
paper: Papertrey white