Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Shades of blue and snippets ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend was a good one and your week has started well. I am back with another card following the same sketching but this time trying out the ombre technique in shades of blue. I will definitely be creating more of these backgrounds in future but especially this blue blend because I think it’s perfect for Christmas cards, scenes and snowflakes. Anyway here’s today quick creation …
A6 tent fold - my favourite!
I can feel the wintery chill from those gorgeous blues!
I am enjoying stamping and playing
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
As You Like It Challenge Monochrome or Colour & Why
I love bright and cheerful colours yet I went blue and white!
Avenue 613 Challenge #146 Anything Goes
Country View Crafts Challenge #32 Add Texture
Craft Stamper Challenge October Take a Technique watercolour inks and painting
Love to Scrap Challenge LTSCB64 Anything Goes
Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #19 Anything Goes
Pixie’s Snippets Playground Challenge #199 snippets
I don’t have a favourite colour because I’ve learnt I love nearly all colours
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #205 Anything Goes
I added ribbon and a couple more stamped butterflies on this one so it’s not as clean and simple as the earlier pink and white version but I love the deeper and brighter colours of the blue and the variegated ribbon from my stash is oh so perfect too.
I’m not sure how visible it is on my photographs but I carried out another experiment. I wanted to see if I could emboss the butterflies just by painting the AquaTints blue onto the stamp. I had made the background the day before so that was completely dry before I experimented. The embossing powder is not completely smooth yet it catches the eye when holding the card. The texture it has added to the WC card is lovely too because it’s similar to the look and feel of acrylic paint after it has been blasted with a heat gun, no acrylics or mediums were used, but next time I will try it with the glycerine as I think that would make it smoother.
I was happy with my pink and white card yet I am over the moon with this one, lol, bright zingy fresh colours are my first love and comfort zone right now lol! One thing I have learnt from this experiment is that mixing card types on one card achieves wonderful texture without even trying – the embossing and ribbon are the cream and cherry on the top.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week ttfn Karen x
Tools & Supplies
Stamp: Stamplorations 4” x 6” Trendy Butterflies stamp set
Miscellaneous Tools: heat tool; paint brushes; pot of water; paint palette
Card Paper: snippets of Crafter’s Companion A4 Watercolour card; 300gm white card
Ink/Paint/Pen Colours: Spectrum Noir Perfectly Primary AquaTints; WOW clear EP
Embellishments: ribbon from my stash #
Adhesives/Mediums: double sided tape; Collall all purpose glue
# ribbon I won from Hazel many years ago