Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Swirling into infinity

How many swirls or flourishes is too many? Lucky for me flourishes are still hot. But I'm not sure what will happen to my stamping when they go out of fashion. Let's hope that's a long way off because I've just got two more luscious stamps from the US. They are both Inkadinkado, a make I haven't used before. I've been playing with them for most of the day and have had a eureka moment with my Glimmer Mists. I wondered why I wasn't falling in love with them like everyone else. Now I now what I was doing wrong. I just wasn't using enough! I have only three colours, Deep Plum, Candy Apple Red and Iridescent Gold. I never had any intention of using them all together but today I did and got this fantastic rich mix.



The image is embossed in Sparkle n Sprinkle Rust Fizz which gives a lovely sparkly finish.







The pale card the image is matted on is actually an apricot colour glitter card. Dodgy combination maybe but it seems to work, although on the photo you can't see the apricot colour, the glitter or the sheen of the Mists.

4 comments:

Happy Daze said...

Hi Jo, we met at the Graphicus Christmas Stamping workshop. I am so glad to hear you have got into Glimmer Inks. I was fortunate enough to go to the class Glenda ran on them and they are so versatile. Whenever I am doing something that doesn't feel finished I know it needs a spritz or two of glimmer. And yes, lots of it and at least 2 colours together, being careful of colour theory so they don't end up grey. If Glenda runs the class again and you are able to go then do you will have an absolute blast we certainly did the day we did it.

Moira

craftimamma said...

Hi Jo, I'm just coming down to earth after the wedding and having a quick blog catchup. I'm so glad you've got into the GMs. I love the
stamp and have to say you do have an eye for colour.

Lesley XX

Lynn said...

What fabulous results you've achieved with the G.Mists Jo, soooo rich - yummm! I love that stamp too.

craftytrog said...

Love mixing my glimmers - this looks fabulous - must try that combo myself!! xx