It's time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and what great fun I've had creating this card. When I first saw the colours of this challenge, I wasn't sure what I would make using them but I'm really happy with how this eventually turned out:
I started by stamping Buddha using Versafine Black Onyx and then heat embossed with a clear powder. This helps the ink not to run when it comes to the painting part. I masked Buddha off before setting about my background. Now at this point, I had no idea what stamps I would be using so I started by adding a pale pink glow around my image. I then used a stencil and Adirondack Raspberry to create a swirl around him. As there was lots of space left at this point, I stamped randomly using Versa Magic Oasis Green ink and a small flower stamp. Still lots of space left so I stencil in some green dots and a Lattice pattern with Memento Nautical Blue. As this has now created a border that I'm happy with, I decided to stamp some Oriental looking hanging flowers with the pinks and blues that I've already used int he rest of my scene. Almost done now so I sponge around the edge with the Nautical Blue before removing the mask and paining Buddha in the same colour and also using some Teal Zeal to add some shading. I finished off by adding a Peace sentiment by Crafty Individuals which I think works just perfectly with this scene. I think I've managed to hit the brief and I hope that you like it. The Buddha stamp is by Inkylicious
Here is the photo and colour palette for this month's challenge:
Here's this month's fabulous prize by Hero Arts:
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That's all from me for now, so I'll wish you a happy and peaceful day x