Orchids & Apples

My husband gave me this orchid for Mother’s Day. I love practicing my photography on my house plants, and when I process the photos I always see just why I am a watercolour artist – doesn’t this just scream “painting inspiration”? Just to change it up I think I’ll need to try a papercraft project inspired by this photo.

I do like the watercolour look of this card, made using gel-a-tin’s Sweet to the Core stamp set. Instead of inking up my stamps, I spritzed them with glimmer mist and stamped, then spritzed the card stock with a little more glimmer mist in the same colours, and then stamped the outlines. Super fun and cute!

I have a thing for canvas lately and that’s probably because I bought 3 metres of it from my art supply place. I’ve been painting on it AND stamping with it, and while it doesn’t take detail especially well, it makes a really cute sentiment tag on this card. I misted it with glimmer mist first, allowed to dry and then stamped the sentiment in chocolate ink.

Another acceptance email from Papercrafts magazine arrived in my inbox this afternoon! I’m becoming a regular…well, maybe in my dreams. But I will be seeing a project in the July/August and November/December issues, so that feels pretty good. Submitting can be a lot of work, but I like doing it because it really does spur me on to doing my best work. And there is so much support within the Papercrafts community that it’s just fun, too!


Orchids & Apples — 2 Comments

  1. Cute, cute, cute! You’re going to make me some of those tags, aren’t you? But, with washable ink. :) That’s an adorable card.

  2. Angela, I can see why you would be inspired by photographing beautiful orchids like this one! I love your glimmer mist stamping. What a wonderful technique. I love the look it gives to your card and also on the piece of canvas. If I had any glimmer mist, I would give it a try. ;) Thanks for inspiring!!! Congrats, too, on your happy mail!