Thursday, January 5, 2017

Artists Collaboration: Inspired By Iceland

I joined another of Tina Walker's Artist Collaborations a couple of months ago. She's always wanted to go to Iceland and thought it would be fun to create art that's inspired by this beautiful country. My mom runs an adventure photography company and they've done a handful of trips to Iceland and the photos are just amazing. You can see their gallery here. I love that they have warmth as well as cold in their images. I decided to go with the colors of the auroras, with a touch of warmth, and make my Christmas cards.


I started by stamping my Unity stamp on watercolor paper, then went to town with my stay inks and water bottle. My fingers were green for over a week. The warmth and light was achieved by using an ink color with gold shimmer in it. Then I pulled the pink of this amazing light show in by watercoloring some of the bits of the stamp. My final addition was some chunky Stickles. I love the way it gives that golden ice shimmer, like the photos of my mom and step dad's.













4 comments:

Christy Strickler said...

I love the intricacies of the designs between each arm of the snowflake. It's a beautiful project!

Sanna Lippert said...

gorgeous Xmas card!!! love the colors you chose! this was such a fun challenge!! greetings, Sanna

Tina said...

This is so beautiful! The design and colors are fabbo!

Wendy said...

Enjoying your blog. Love this background effect <3