Get Out of Your Comfort Zone - Deborah Adams

Hi, Today I am sharing a project I created for Paper Rose Design Team
that started out as a 6 x 6" card but instead has become a feature on an Art Journal page.
I started by stamping & clear heat embossing the whole range of cacti stamps from the Paper Rose Cactus Greetings stamp set with Archival ink on water colour paper.
I then coloured the cacti & pots with a water brush pen & Distress inks.
Adding shading & the 'speck' stamp from the Arty Love Create words stamp set
gave more depth & texture to the images.
I then used the coordinating dies to cut the images out.
 I chose some Gelli printed papers in Terracotta tones to form the background of the card.
I die cut a window with the Geometric Border die from a 6 x 6" background.
I backed this with a more colourful print.
 Raising it with foam tape to show off the contrast & shadow of the geometric pattern.
I arranged the little pots across the card also raising some with foam dots.
 
The sentiment is from the Paper Rose A5 black & white sentiment sheet.
Faux stitching & highlights were added with black & white posca pens.
I decided to keep the card as an inspiration page in my Dina Wakley Journal.
I chose a hessian & rag watercolour paper spread to work on.
I used Dina Wakley spray acrylic paints through the Arty Love Mark making stencil 
to add lovely bright colours & patterns across both pages.
Black Texture paste was then applied in random areas through the Waves Stencil.
Other mark making done with Posca Pens.
The card was attached to the hessian page with foam tape.
The pages turned out really colourful & textured.
Hope you like my idea of keeping a favourite card to turn into an artwork full of inspiration.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Cheers for now,  Deb

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