Thursday, 9 January 2014

tranquillity? - maybe!

Got my new tranquillity stamps from Chocolate Baroque on Monday, and this is the result of my first sessions - apart from an overflowing rubbish bin that is!
I was surprised at how big the buddha image actually is, for some reason had expected it  to be smaller, no idea the first snag was that it didn't fit a 6x6 card, at least the way I wanted it to go! I really wanted the buddha reflected in the water, and just couldn't get it right - hence the 20+ in the bin -I ended up using a  midnight muse Stampin up inkpad as my favourite versafine just wouldn't co-operate, I could get a lovely image on the brayer or acetate block, but would it transfer to the card? no.
Anyhow, once I'd got something approaching lined up. I coloured the image with derwent watercolour pencils and distress ink pads, the iris was coloured with promarkers. Base 8x8 card was coloured with distress inks, aiming for a watery effect - wisteria stamped in distress ink, iris in verafine and promarkers again. Not really happy with the face, but going to use more stony colours for the whole image next time -and yes, i do have a decent image waiting to be coloured!


  1. What a lovely card vronnie and well done for persevering until you got it right. I think I would have given up before then

    Jackie x

  2. I love your backdrop & the way the wisteria dangles like a branch from the left & is then balanced by your iris clump, itself echoed in the image. The reflection looks superb & I love the sense of algae you've created in the water. It's so frustrating when the bin filling elf insists on giving a (not so) helpful hand.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. Wow Veronica, I think this is quite stunning and I have to admire you sticking with it until you got the result you were happy with. I love the wisteria draping over the top in all those gorgeous greens (green are my favourite).

    Lesley Xx


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