Wednesday, 12 July 2017

A Splash Of Colour

I recently bought a few sets of Visible Image stamps, and my favourite is the "Born To Perform" set, the ballerina and the references to dancing are just fabulous ...I am a dancer too, but I do classical sequence, ballroom, and latin....hey Visible Image...that's an idea for new images, ballroom dancers!!!..gonna suggest that to them!!!.
Anyways...I just love them, and this months challenge over on their facebook is  "A Splash Of Colour" challenge, so as I have been playing with my Distress Oxides, I thought I would have a go at doing some splashes with them, I just adore the oxide inks and on black cardstock they are a whole new level!!!, so I started by smooshing fossilised amber, dried it, then splashing broken china on top, I splattered some white ink on too but that took on the fossilised amber that was underneath so was more of a cream colour, I love the outcome, I just adore smooshing and splattering, the randomness of it and the uniqueness of every one you do just excites me.
I finished off by embossing the ballerina with black embossing powder, and the sentiment is from the Express Yourself set, you cannot see it clearly here but in real life it is much clearer, it says "never give up on your dream".
I am also entering this card in the THAT'S CRAFTY challenge, with the hope of a chance to win the £20 voucher on offer!!

Friday, 7 July 2017

Paperbabe Picture Inspiration

This weeks PAPERBABE challenge is a picture inspiration challenge, and the photo is of lollypops and rainbow colours, beautiful!!!. well...it got my creative juices flowing straight away cos I recently bought some lollypop sticks with the intention of trying my hand at a bit of lollypop stick art (popsicle stick art) for my american friends!!!, so I had my idea instantly, I stuck a few sticks together, then used the Paperbabe "Knit" stencil with some texture paste, then dripped different coloured inks down it, stamped the warmest wishes words from the Sparkle Bright Stamp Set, then mounted it on some craft card, did some sewing...love sewing on cards, and as they say...bob's your uncle!!!
I am also entering this in the THAT'S CRAFTY challenge, where "anything goes".