Thursday, January 15, 2015

Live Like There's No Midnight

Happy 2015!!  I am so happy to be sharing with you as a Viva Las VegaStamps! design team member for the first time today!!
Since we were all just ringing in the new year I selected some stamps for just such an occasion.
But first I would like to show you a super awesome bokeh technique using watercolor paint and gesso.

You will need watercolor paper, watercolor paint, a paint brush, gesso, washi tape, circle stencil, water, your stamp and archival ink to get started.

I used my heat gun to speed up the drying!  I am NOT a very patient person...  :)

This is the clockface stamp (item 19468 plate 1444).

I used a Prima stencil and clear Wink of Stella pen.

I framed the bokeh image with black cardstock from my stash, tied some pretty May Arts ribbon around and stamped the Live like there's no Midnight (Item 18966 Plate 880) image directly on the ribbon.  The card base is Bazzill and the finishing touch was a couple of sequins.

Thanks for spending a bit of your day with us here and joining me for my very first design team post!!


Oh and let me mention...I took some inspiration from this month's challenge, color combination and circles. 
This inspiration board is a great start to ANY project.  I hope to see what you create linked up for your chance to win some GORGEOUS pink rubbah!


ionabunny said...

I like the depth you have created with the circles. Lovely. Hugz

Karen (karey2005) said...

Congrats on being on this design team! Love the colors, fun technique! Pretty!

Lanette said...

Stunning!! I love that Stamp!!! Great work Michele.... I can't wait to see what you create for your new team!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

You "rocked the clock" GF! Beautiful!!

Corrie Herriman said...

Beautiful card !
Corrie x

Chark said...

love the colors!

Наташа Бумага-Марака said...

Great look! TFS

Lucy E. said...

I love your card!
Thanks for sharing your
technique! I will have to try it :-)