I'm using another new stamp from Quietfire Design from the set Twirl & Enjoy. This stamp makes me smile. To think about twirling is just such a happy thought!!
As I thought about the stamp my old spiral punch (marvy Uchida) came to mind and I knew I wanted to combine them. I punched 7 spirals from a scrap of heavy textured cardstock and glued them to another piece of smooth cardstock using gel medium. I gessoed over the whole piece and then began painting with Fresco Finish paints. My first layer was dolly mix. I then added some orchid in spots and finally a mix of mostly vanilla with a little zesty zing to make a brighter yellow. I somewhat blended between colors but not too much, just making sure hard lines were gone. I used a black All Stabilo pencil and water brush along the inside of the swirls and decided I needed something more. I grabbed the bora bora paint and using my finger lightly went over the swirls. I did get some around the swirls but that even looked good and I also rubbed my finger around the edges. Now it looked good!! I painted a scrap of cardstock with yellow mix of paint, dried it, stamped the quote with Archival Ink jet black and tore it out. I first layered it onto another painted piece but then changed my mind and in the process got a couple little spots of paint on this piece but went ahead and left it. I glued it to the background and added a couple of clippiolas (I haven't used these in a long time and noticed them just a couple days before I was working on this card). The finished size of this card is 4 1/2" x 4 3/4".