Thursday, 28 May 2015
Spectrum Noir AquaTints with Mixed Media snippets ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well – sorry for the disappearance act again! I had hoped to blog at the beginning of this week but have had issues that prevented me from photographing and blogging until now. Anyways I’ve a card created especially for current challenges and here it is …
An A6 card: love this off centre layout!
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges:
Allsorts Happy 6th Birthday Challenge Congratulations to all and the awesome DT!
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge Colour Pallette
Pixie’s Playground Challenge #178 & #179 Snippets
Stamping Sensations Challenge May Flower Power
I have lots of ‘experimental coloured by me’ papers to use and I’m trying to use them before creating new, lol! On today’s card I created a background paper using a mix of SN AquaTints and white acrylic paint. Yes I created my own pink acrylic paint with SNAT red (#12) and white acrylic paint. I slapped pink paint onto some slightly grubby paper (it is grubby because I have owned it for a long time, lol). Next I added SNAT blue to the pink paint and created a dark rich purple paint, again I randomly splattered onto the paper. I then added some more white paint to the mix and painted that randomly on the paper too. I used a large watercolour paintbrush dipped into clear water and run up and down the coloured paper and created texture and lines in the paint: simples and one very happy crafter. So I have an A4 coloured sheet of pink, purple and plum coloured paper to use up and I only used a little to add those diamond shapes to this card, lol, well I do want to blend different mediums and styles together and it’s so much fun!
I’m hoping to catch up over the weekend with my Christmas Card Club project. I have so nearly finished it and it also needs photographing. I am finding this stop start crafting very, very frustrating! And that’s an understatement.
I am hoping to be back to creating and blogging soon but until then I want to say a really huge thank you to my lovely regular friends and visitors and for any DT visitors or new friends too for taking the time to visit and comment. I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week ttfn Karen x
Stamp: Sheena Douglass A5 A Little Bit Sketchy Flower Power stamp set
Stencil: Stamps Away Patchwork Template Set One: thank you Miss Pixie!!
Miscellaneous Tools: watercolour/paint brushes; pallette; pot of water; pipettes
Card Paper: Yellow paper that was a bit grubby (10 + years old) ##; snippets pearl cream card #; Crafters Companion A4 Centura Pearl snow white accent card (base)
EP/Ink/Paint/Pen: Spectrum Noir Perfectly Primary AquaTints; Staz On purple IP; white acrylic paint
Embellishments: pink skittles; ribbon from the stash I won from Hazel
Adhesives/Mediums: Collall all purpose photo glue; Collall glue gel
# VOS: 5 years old minimum
## Very, Very Old Stash: 10 years minimum – I am trying to use these old papers up by adding ink and paint to hide any grubby marks on them!