Tuesday, January 11, 2011
By the Sea
On this card, the entire image is painted with CI paints. I decided that I was going to stretch myself a little and use several colors that are not my usual first choice. I love all the colors, but by habit I usually reach for certain colors first. This time I used citrus and spring green on the hillside. The flowers are lavender (a gorgeous color I had somehow overlooked before). For the lighthouse I used tan. The sky was done with my oft used sky blue, but I tried a different technique. I used a stipple brush and a torn paper towel to create the sky. I had done that with inks, but never with the paints. I like how it turned out.
For this card I also added texture by layering, embellishments and dry embossing for texture. I used fairy dust on the embossed background. That really added a sparkle--like sitting on the beach watching the waves shimmering in the sunlight. Oh, I'm ready for the snow to disappear and the warmth of summer to be here.