Monday 5 August 2013

An argyle birthday

The other day I made a few backgrounds with my gelli plate and acrylic paint. For this card, I took a gelli plate print from some lemon acrylic paint, scrunching some paper and dabbing on the paint before pulling the print. I then used a mix of yellow and green paints with the Creative Expressions 'that special touch' argyle mask. I stamped on to the background using a couple of Tim Holtz stamps from Classics #3 set, vaguely colouring these with a few yellow and green copics. I'd inked with memento tuxedo black, but, because of the base of the acrylic paint, the copics sort of puddled a bit, but I quite like the effect, so I'm not unhappy with it.

The scalloped sentiment was originally white, coloured with copics and some pearls added here and there.

This is for:

Facebook A card a day
Sunday stamper 269: diamonds are forever
DRS 81: diamonds and pearls
Totally gorjuss 195: anything goes with pearls
Kaboodle 183: anything with scallops
Crafty bloggers network August: favourite things - stamping, using the gelli plate, alcohol pens
Paper playtime 16: lots of yellow
613 avenue create 31: anything goes  + option: use a sentiment
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): ombre
Little tangles 18: let's celebrate - birthday
Seize the birthday: anything goes birthday celebration
One crazy stamper August: birthdays
Kort o mania 90: birthday
Great impressions August: square card
Creative inspirations paint: anything goes
Inspiration avenue: fun, easy, excellent crafts - it's definitely fun making backgrounds using the gelli plate
Challenges 4 everybody 26: anything goes
Crazy challenge 151: anything goes
Craftin' boutique 1: anything goes
2 sisters 155: anything goes
Crafty calendar August: anything goes
Card and scrap 59: anything goes
Cute card Thursday 280: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
DL.ART August: anything goes
Sister act 18: anything goes
Make it Monday 152
Inspire me Fridays 114
52 card pickup 2.31

Distressed sparklers

This card was prompted by the picture given for Less is more 131 colour challenge:

I used an ivory card blank, masking off a couple of lines near the top and bottom. I swiped the middle section with antique linen distress ink and the top and bottom with tea dye ink. Having removed the masking tapes I used a brush to dust some mustard seed distress ink. The Penny Black sparklers stamp was inked with brushed corduroy distress ink.

This is also for:

Lawnscaping 63: one layer
OLW 151: speechless - no sentiments allowed
Penny Black and more at Allsorts August: in the garden