Friday, April 7, 2017

Lapis Lazuli Color Inspiration

Hello! Imagine chooses a color of the month of inspiration. For the month of April, it's Lapis, which is a beautiful blue. For my project, I took it a step further and used the gemstone Lapis Lazuli as my inspiration. The stone has veins of black and gold running through it, and sometimes has white speckles. 

I used watercolor paper for my focal layer and I started off by spritzing Paris Dusk Fireworks! spray kind of on it's side, across the paper, as opposed to straight on to it. This created that outward spray effect that I wanted. Then I spritzed some Desert Sand Fireworks! spray, but directly above the project for some dice drops.

Next I stamped the small poppy from the Pretty Poppies set by Stampendous in the lower left corner. I also added some leaves. I heat embossed the image with Gold embossing powder, and while my heat tool was still on, I carefully sprinkled some black in a few areas. Then, using my Wedding White irRESISTables Pico Embellisher, I colored in a few areas of the poppy to highlight them. After it dried, I applied a second coat to give it more opacity.

My card base was cut out of a deep blue cardstock, and I edged all 4 sides with Golden Glitz Delicata ink for some added shimmer. And that's it! It's fun to use outlined images in this way, and the inspiration of Lapis Lazuli I think is pretty apparent. I hope you'll give it a try!

Supplies:
Imagine:
Fireworks! Spray in Paris Dusk and Desert Sand
irRESISTables Pico Embellisher in Wedding White
Embossing Powder: Black, Gold
Delicata Ink in Golden Glitz
VersaMark Ink

Other:
Stampendous: Cling Pretty Poppies Stamp Set
Dark Blue cardstock
Artist's Loft Watercolor Paper

Skill Level: Intermediate
Time to Complete: 20 minutes, plus drying time

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