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Thursday, April 20, 2017

{Spotlight Project} Seeing Things Differently with Deepti

Hello, friends! Deepti here and welcome to another spotlight feature. Today I am sharing how we can make use of our stamps differently. The flower that you see in my card is not a floral stamp but  a scribbled stamp from one of the mixed media stamp set in which I saw a floral petal :) 

I have always wanted to play with my mixed media stamps and since mixed media is not my style... all the more reason for me to play. So when I saw this scribbled design stamp (from Scribbly Splattery Grunge) I thought how about using it as a petal for my flower. To make the flower, I hand drew a semi-circle along the edge of water color card stock and heat embossed the stamp with clear embossing powder.

To enhance the white flower, I used dark shades of green and purple for water coloring around the flower. I colored with wet on dry for the first layer and since the colors were not dark enough I did another layer as well using the same technique.

To add more interest, when the colors were still wet I added a splatter of green, purple and white pearl on the base. Once the base was dry, I stamped some text background and used the white ink pad for making white edges.

In my final card, those white edges are missing because I changed it and that I think is what makes mixed media art great -- we can easily correct our errors. I was not too excited with the white edge so I did the same thing with a black ink pad. To finish the card I stamped the sentiment and added it along with a die cut :)

Here is the finished card again :)

 SheryRuss_Scribbly Splattery Grunge-preview SheryRuss_MixedMediaElements SheryRuss_LifeInFullColor-preview


That finishes my spotlight feature :) I hope you enjoyed it and will give this a try.Happy paper crafting!


  1. beautiful card! love the unique use of the grungy stamp as a flower petal, very cool :)

  2. Great idea with such a beautiful result! I'm off now to look at my stamps to see what I can see!

  3. I love this! So clever to make a flower like this!

  4. Love the way you made your flower! Great use of the stamp!

  5. love the way you used your stamps!!! great artwork

  6. OK, Now I have to try this...it's gorgeous!

  7. Wow, so clever and so artsy...love it! x

  8. Ingenious...absolutely ingenious!

  9. Deepti!!! Seriously?!? This is phenomenally beautiful - I cannot believe it isn't a floral stamp! xx


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