It is time for another INKspired blog hop, this time around it is a colour challenge. I have given the team 5 colours and they can use all of them or as few as they like. I am excited to see the different combinations, we have Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Mint Macaron, Just Jade and Crumb Cake.
Now I have to say, almost every time we have a colour challenge I wish Crumb Cake was one of the colours, I normally use it all the time… The ONE time it is included, I don’t use it (eye roll) I do like the freshness of Pear Pizzazz, Mint Macaron and Just Jade with Whisper White.
I know this concept of stamping on strips of cardstock is for everyone but I am going through a strippy stage which you can see HERE my card for The Spot challenge.
I cut up strips of Pear Pizzazz, Mint Macaron and Just Jade cardstock to the same thickness and attached them to a cardstock base that I had covered it double-sided adhesive sheets. Then stamping this image from Dragonfly Garden stamp set in VersaMark and white embossing powder, I was relaxed with the excess embossing powder knowing I was only to add white paint splatter later.
I added a whitewash inside the dragonfly using a Blender pen (which I have not used in years) and white craft ink re-inker.
Earlier this month Stampin’ Up! released a new Annual Catalogue and to be totally honest, my wish list is a little shorter than it normally is but my wallet is a little grateful. I have only a few stamp set/bundles that were must order asap’s but at the top of the list was Quiet Meadow, especially this text image! I have pops of it stamped in VersaMark.
I added a little splatter of white paint, I get questions about my splatter. I use basic white acrylic paint that I water down, say 1:2 paint to water and a thin liner paintbrush. I hold the paintbrush over the surface I wish to splatter and tap.
Texture makes SURE a huge difference in a simple way, my current go to is the Tasteful Textile folder. Tell me, what is your go to embossing folder? I might be missing it.
Inside the card, the stripyness (not a real word) continues.
That was a long post,
partly to make up for my lack of sharing
and my excitement over this card.
Next up is Julie Martin