Monday 23 March 2020

Pure Florals Cosmos, Uniko BA Inspiration

It's time for some more inspiration over at Uniko
Today I'm popping by to share this card made for my BA inspiration spot.
I was inspired to make it after seeing the latest challenge at CAS Mix-Up.

Many years ago I tried painting in acrylics but didn't get on with them and the tubes lay abandoned in their box, unused and unloved. However, after deciding I would have a go, I ferreted them out from the back of the cupboard all ready to try and create a background as per the video. Sad to say that they had mostly dried out, only Crimson Alizerin one that was usable.

I did come across some DoCrafts acrylics I bought to paint an Advent calendar for my Grandson a few years ago but the colours were too dark, except for the white. Not willing to give up, I eventually came up with this card.

Having a limited palette made me think hard about how to get a colourful but cohesive background.
The blue is straight out of the bottle, the teal is a conifer green mixed with white and the lime is white added to Altenew's Bamboo ink!

The stripes were made by placing small dots of colour at the top of the panel, then dragging an old credit card down in a smooth motion. There must have been less of the lime paint to create the patchy effect but I didn't really mind, I think it adds to the arty effect.

When dry, the sentiment and flowers from Pure Florals Cosmos were stamped in black and heat embossed with clear EP. Love the fresh look of these colours.

A second card using these fab stamps can be found on the Uniko blog.

I'm joining in over at:-

Stamping, Acrylic background and heat embossing

Take It, Make It Challenge


  1. Definitely an artsy card Jules! I love the colours you've come up with. I too have neglected acrylics (except when I've done some dirty pours). This is a good way to make some fun backgrounds quickly. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  2. This looks really cool Julie, I love the background. Thank you for playing along with the CAS Mix Up and Craft Stamper challenges xx

  3. Lovely colours. Striking card.


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