Wednesday, August 13, 2014

"Pointillism" Bouquet -featuring August's Creative Cafe' kit of the month

I saw this technique last week on Splitcoast stampers called "Pointillism" they also featured a tutorial by Allison Cope here.  I thought it was a beautiful effect and perfect 'go to' technique with our Floral Bouquet stampset included in this month's kit so decided I had to give it a try.

Here's a look at my first attempt- I definitely think this technique gets better the more you practice but for a first attempt it doesn't look too bad, so thought I'd share it with you today.

Here's a close up of the flowers - and a look at my first try at Allison's Pointilism technique- it's a fun change of pace for coloring and layering color.  To create my bouquet - I created masks for the flowers and leaf so I could layer and cluster away- a great way to get a one-stamp look out of 4 different stamps!

For this single layer card, I layered it with some pink cardstock- leaving just a bare 1/8" around, and than layered that on the polka-dot pattern paper. 
 This all went onto my 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base.  I added the Thank you sentiment using my new favorite gold ink- Deligato.

 I also played around with another look- I layered a diecut Thankyou I just got this new die and was anxious to try it out-  I dicut it many times- 5 or 6 I lost count, and ahered them on top of each other to give my phrase additional heighth, finally topping it with the Gold-cardstock also cut from the Thankyou diecut.  I liked this too - but really wanted to focus on the coloring of the Pointilism technique and keep it more of a one layer card - so opted for the stamped sentiment. 
 What do you think?  Leave me your comments and let me know which one you like!  
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' Kit -Gold 'n Glitz
Paper: The Rubber Cafe' - Creative Cafe' Kit -Gold 'n Glitz;My Mind's Eye -Market Street 6x6 pad
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo; Copic Markers
Embellishments:   Gold Metallic cardstock; all from the kit
Tools: Cherry Lynn - Thankyou die

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