Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Gold Hexagons

Have you been drooling over the stamps at Art Neko?  Every time I visit their website, I find more and more stamps that I want to play with.  One such stamp was this one, called Hexagons and Flowers.  

I really wanted to see how they would look with some shimmer paints called Silks.  I pulled out some greens and pinks and a pale blue paint and colored them with a paintbrush.  I used some Emperor's Gold Silks paint for the hexagons in the stamp and then I used the same gold paint on my hexagon background die cut.

For the blue background on my card base, I sprayed it with Mermaid Lagoon Distress Spray Stain, and then I decided it needed some shimmer.  I sprayed it again with some Patina Glimmer Mist, and then with some Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist.  I love the shimmer on this card!

To help tone things down, I added some simple white butterflies with some hot pink rhinestones.  There is so much shimmer and gold going on, I didn't want the butterflies to overwhelm the card with yet more color and shimmer.  :-)

Stamp: Hexagons and Flowers from Art Neko
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento
CS: White
Paint: pink, blue, and green Silks paints, Emperor's Gold Silks paint
Other: Mermaid Lagoon Distress Spray Stain, Patina Glimmer Mist, Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist, hexagon background die, butterfly punch, hot pink rhinestones


Sabrina said...

It sure helped having that wonderful hexagon cutting plate - and you matched the gold paint in the stamp to it so perfectly. I love the feel of this -rich from the gold, light and airy from the blues and all the open spaces in the hexagons.

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Holly, you truly outdid yourself with this card. The turquoise and yellow really are showcasing your beautiful image. Well done my friend.

Hetty said...

Wow, Holly, your card is absolutely stunning!