01 November 2017

Seraphina - Sheepski Designs inspiration, watercolour on vellum and Distress Oxide on canvas

Sheepski Designs' Seraphina's Heart is featured as a magical wyvern carrying a wand through the sky trailing magic dust. You can't tame the spirit of someone who has magic in their veins.

My creation is my November inspiration for the Sheepski Design challenge blog. The theme this month is "Show us your Wings". Come play along with us!

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My project features watercolour on vellum on canvas coloured with Distress Oxide, Perfect Pearls, and Glimmer Mist.

Putting It Together

A few months ago when I was making my flying car project, Fine Four Fendered Friend, I discovered I could add embossing powder to a very freshly printed image and it would stick long enough to emboss it. When I printed the flying car, on the same sheet of vellum I had Seraphina's Heart. I put the trimmed image into my pouch of printed images awaiting colour. 

I decided to colour the vellum embossed image while I was at my day job. I completely forgot to take pictures while painting. But.. while I was painting, I looked at my pencil and at the rod Seraphina is clinging to and.. got the idea for a three-dimensional project.

I fussy cut the coloured image creating holes where the uncoloured rod intersected the body.

I pulled a lollipop stick from my stash and tried it. I giggled when I saw how perfectly it would fit.

I did a dry layout on a small canvas board with the idea of having Seraphina coming out of a fairy tale book.

I die cut the star from glittered cardstock and covered the popsicle stick with gold and silver washi tape. To make sure the tape sticks permanently, I added a bit of adhesive to it.

I wrapped the washi around the stick and used Glue Dots to hold the 2 stars together over the stick.

I slipped the stick back into the holes in the vellum and positioned it on Seraphina with Glue Dots.

I used Distress Oxide (picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, and Salty Ocean) on the canvas board and then sprayed it with Perfect Pearls (Turquoise, Sour Apple, and Gold) and Glimmer Mist (Cherry Limeade). I was intending to put a book over the background but loved how it turned out so much, I decided to leave the book for another day.

I put Seraphina on the background and anchored her with Glue Dots under the wand. Vellum coloured with watercolour curls a lot. I liked how the curl added dimension, but it was curling just a bit too much. So, I also used some Glue Dots at some of the darker areas of the wings half way between the body and the edges of the wings. This holds the wing more open. I also added iridescent rhinestones as magical dust.

I stamped a sentiment from Impression Obsession on the canvas with black archival ink to finish the project.

The sparkle is amazing in person. Some of the gemstones almost look like pearls in the pictures but are clear iridescent.



Tuesday Throwdown: Watercolour
Creative Craft Cottage: Use a Sentiment
Art Impressions: Third Dimension
The Paper Shelter: Digital Delight
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Createful Hearts: Anything Goes
More Mixed Media: Anything Goes
Scrapping 4 Fun: Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft: Anything Goes
Love to Scrap: Anything Goes
Creative Moments: Anything Goes


  1. Very unique! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Createful Heart Digis & Design this week. We hope you’ll join us again next time!
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Createful Heart Digis & Design

  2. Thank you for dropping off your beautiful make at the Tuesday Throwdown challenge - Watercolor - best wished in the draw have a fabulous day!

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous - I love the whole idea!

    Thanks for sharing it and explaining your thought process - it was fun to read.

    Hugz Tinz - Creative Moments DT

  4. What an amazing project Rijacki, i',3 been dying to see how you did this
    Andrea x

  5. Amazing card!
    Sollan DT Scrapbooking4Fun

  6. Stunning work, Thank you for Joining us at Scrapping4funChallenge and waiting to see next time.

    Meena S4F DT

  7. Simply striking with so many details, that are eye catching. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.

  8. A nice 'magic'card. I like it.
    Lia DT S4F

  9. Lovely card with great design and lovely details to the card. Love it. Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  10. Lovely creation
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  11. What an immensely creative work and such a magical result! It's so beautiful thanks for entering Love to Scrap!'s game

  12. What an awesome project! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog's November "Anything Goes" challenge!
    Leslie, LTSCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2
    Love To Scrap!


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