Creative Gym Exercise #4 is about Intuitive Painting.
As it said that the important thing is to simply paint, enjoy the colors and relax!
Painting and drawing especially are always very relaxing to me - all art is in fact, too! If you love doing something then it works out fine.
I grabbed four acrylic paints and used a flat brush. I used white acrylic paint to define the shapes and painted around. I was using first time the Liquitex SOFT BODY for it. Now that's what I call paint!!!
I added a bit of yellow acrylic paint too to bring the flowers out more better.
My OLW would be PATIENCE. But this is not just for this year. I like to have it more and more everyday, for every stage of my life.... . Patience is such an important thing!
I believe that victory comes with patience, relief comes with distress and ease comes with hardship. Having patience means having the ability to stop ourselves from despairing. It is to refrain from complaining and also to control ourselves in times of worry & sadness.
A special friend who is also a new mama deserves one special card too, right! I hope she will like it!
For the outside of the card I used a TCW stencil with StazOn Ink (Cactus Green) then sticked on some beautiful aged looking paper on top, some eyelets (We R Memory Keepers) and a ribbon with a tag (which I made to match the card itself).
The inside of the card has more work involved. I started off by using the Prima stencil with Chalk Ink. Then I used quite many different inks - sprays (Lindys Stamp Gang) and StazOn inks with a dauber. Another stencil (TCW) on top with StazOn Teal Blue (must be my favourite!), some papers (Kaisercraft; Webster's Pages; First Edition Floral Pavilion; Tim Holtz), K&Company Embellishments, some washi tape (Scotch) and the hero of the card - the stamp with a vintage baby buggy by Stampendious!
The front of the card:
The back of the card:
The inside of the card:
Here you can see the beautiful shimmer from the Ink Sprays: