Happy Saturday everyone !
It is super hot here in Whyalla today - 41 degrees celcius - that is 105 degrees f. The washing is drying as fast as I am hanging it out ! One good thing about South Australia summer is that we have mainly dry heat which is bearable.
I have decided to spin up some colours for another hit and miss card and the lucky ones are: Tangelo Twist and Crisp cantelope. Hmm - how ironic - very warm colours... I have also spun up the technique of painting - salt wash. Let's see how we go.
I had fun with the watercolour background. I sprayed my cardstock with water, then used the Stampin up inks to dab on some colour. I sprinkled the area with salt and let it dry. Once the salt is dusted off, it leaves a nice mottled effect. The flowers are from the Peony boquet from Altenew. I just used a small bud background in the Crisp cantelope and then used one layer on the top on some of the buds in Tangelo twist. I also used the Stampin up tangelo twist cardstock to layer the watercolour and the flowers on.
Note that I am not a stampin up demonstrator - I just happen to have some of their inks and cardstock. I have quite a limited supply at the moment as I am quite new to the craft, but I am gradually building up my stash.
My greeting is the same technique as I used in my last blog as I really liked it and thought it would go well on this card also.
I have just decided to try a card challenge - my first ever..So I found a site called Daring Cardmakers.
This is the inspiration:
This is my effort for their January 2017 challenge. My three elements are Snow, Pinecones and a Green, Brown and White colour scheme.
It is a little hard to see from my photo, but the Sentiment is embossed with Ranger superfine embossing powder (so happy with this embossing powder - fabulous). At the top of the sentiment I added a little white embossing paste. The background is watercoloured in Stampin up's Mossy Meadow. I scrunched up a ball of cling wrap, dipped it in the ink and tapped it over the wet watercolour paper. I like that sort of free and easy background effect. The pinecones are stamped in Versafine Vintage sepia. I randomly stamped the leaves (and did a little masking for a couple of them). I think I had about an hour to spare while I was waiting for tea to cook, so this card was prepared pretty quickly.
With it being so hot here today, I really appreciated doing this card to allow me to think about something cold !!