|Holiday card featuring the Warmth and Wonder hostess set.|
I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the little snowflake from the Warmth and Wonder hostess set several times in various shades of blue ink. I wasn't thrilled with that look, so I brayered the entire thing with Coastal Cabana ink. That still didn't give me the look I wanted, so I spritzed it all with bleach (I had a bleach-filled spritzer still sitting on my desk from a previous technique challenge). That gave me the speckeled, faded look, which I rather liked; however it also pretty much obliterated my stamped snowflakes, so I stamped a few more and added some extras in Silver Metallic Encore ink. I finally had some sparkle and shimmer but it wasn't enough so I covered the whole thing with Versamark and heat embossed it with Irridescent Ice embossing powder. Now it was plenty sparkly but I was missing the circles of light that are so essential to the Bokeh look, so I added some bling with rhinestones!
Whew...I'm tired just typing everything I did to that poor piece of paper, but I am happy with the end result. It looks absolutely nothing like I had planned in my mind, but that's the best thing about doing creative work...you just never know where you'll end up!
So, why did I tell you this rather lengthy story? To encourage you to try new things and not to give up on a project, even if it is nothing like you had planned. There is no wrong answer when being creative and there are no mistakes...just new looks and different directions!