After the Spectrum Noir Sparkle card I immediately set about making today's card. See, I was so inspired by those sparkle pens I thought I'd pull out my Twinkling H2Os and see how they compared. Does anyone use them anymore? Does anyone even sell them? I have a drawer full. Ages old. They've languished in the drawer because I never found them all that easy to use and my results weren't great, but I feel differently about them now.
Whereas Spectrum sparkle pens sparkle, Twinks shimmer and perhaps twinkle a little. It's an entirely different effect and virtually impossible to photograph to its advantage. I tried in the photo below, but it almost makes it look worse, tsk tsk.
The stamp set I chose is Power Poppy's My English Rose. Guess I was in a rose mood that day, but this truly is a beautiful stamp. After coloring I thought of this oldie but goodie paper collection -- My Mind's Eye A Beautiful Life -- and, sure enough, the colors were a perfect match.
Okay, I'll try to finish up now... Are your eyes glazing over? I added some simple die cuts for embellishment. The Tattered Lace Oriental Blue Bird die was layered three times and a branch/bird in the center trimmed off so it wouldn't cover the painting. One of the trimmed off birds is perched on the top left corner of the image panel. I'll list everything in the recipe below my signature.
I'm glad I held onto these paints. I have a few other things I'd like to try now. This is all way too much fun! Have a happy day!
Stamps: Power Poppy My English Rose Paper: Arches 140 lb hot press watercolor, Memory Box Sage, My Mind's Eye A Beautiful Life designer paper, Ink: Palette Noir, Tinkling H2Os for watercoloring Accessories: Tattered Lace Oriental Blue Bird die, Impression Obsession Fancy Cut Out Border die