Shimmery colouring

shimmery glee Heather Telford

Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day colouring challenge continues and, although I haven’t coloured everyday I am enjoying focusing on different colouring techniques. I used a mix of brusho and liquid metals for this card. The brusho colours are vibrant and the liquid metals sparkly so the combination is just like the shimmery butterflies I created for my journal page.

sweet wish Heather Telford

I started with an outline image embossed in gold then mixed a little turquoise brusho with platinum liquid metal to paint the petals. I also mixed cobalt blue with platinum and added touches of the darker blue to some of the petals. The flower centres were painted with a mix of liquid metal yellow gold and orange brusho and the leaves with a mix of yellow gold liquid metal and leaf green and cobalt blue brusho. I have coloured this stamp, ‘Glee’, using another technique which I will share later in the week once I have turned the panel into a card.


Stamps: Glee, Happy Snippets (PB)
Ink: Versamark ink, (Tsukineko) salty ocean distress ink (Ranger)
Paints: Brusho turquoise, cobalt, yellow, orange, leaf green (Colourcraft) and liquid metal yellow gold, platinum (Ken Oliver)
Paper: hot pressed Fabriano watercolour paper, blue cardstock
Also: gold embossing powder, blue ribbon


10 Comments on “Shimmery colouring”

  1. Shauna says:

    What a happy card!

  2. I support a football team in Yorkshire, UK called Leeds United and thair colours are yellow and blue, I love your colour scheme for this beautiful card. Xx

  3. I love the colours you’ve used to make this beautiful card. My local football team in the UK are Leeds United and their colours are blue and yellow 😀. Xx

  4. Heather, does Tom carry the liquid metals?

    Sent from my iPhone


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  6. Pat says:

    Really really pretty Heather and the colours work so well together and such a pretty stamp from PB. x

  7. ND says:

    Beautiful! RJ

  8. Greta H says:

    So beautiful, Heather! I’d frame this!

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