While wandering round my local DIY store recently I discovered some new style paint sample cards, and they looked perfect for little pieces of arty crafty stuff! Laid out in colour sequence they were totally irresistible to me!
Working on my theme of the summer garden at night, I thermofax printed on them, used Infusion powders on clear texture paste and stitched velvet flower buds on top. I wanted the effect of twilight sweeping over the garden, so I smudged the Infusions with a baby wipe, which I then didn't like as it just looked a mess, so that's why the other two look 'cleaner'!
I forgot to initially coat them with clear gesso, so some of the texture paste flaked off - I quite like the effect though!
And here are the cards on my work desk! I chose some lovely rich shades of red for Christmas, the blues for the summer night garden, yellows for spring, and a few pales that were actually to help choose paint for our dining room walls!
I'm linking up with Jan this week (who is doing a superb job of being Julia) for WOYWW.