tiistai 28. heinäkuuta 2015

Thinking of you

I had several experiments running on my table at the same time and so it just happened that they ended up on the same card. I'm posting for the Paperartsy challenge (flowers) and the Stampotique Designers challenge (backgrounds stamped with household items).

After watching the prompt video for the PA Flower challenge I dug out my HotPick mini daisy stamp and tried stamping it with Distress markers and a "huff". The result wasn't as nice as I wished, too dry and not very much contrast in the greens, even though I'd used different ones to colour them. I blended part of the dryness away with a waterbrush, and pushed them aside waiting for further inspiration.

I started experimenting with bubble backgrounds according to the instructions on this post. Quite fun, and not as messy as I expected :) I used Mowed Lawn reinker and a few different cardstocks. The most absorbent one gained the brightest green, the coated cardstocks muted towards blue. I'll admit, I didn't remember that the Stampotique challenge was asking for stamping, I only thought about the household materials... but in a way these are stamped = with bubbles, so I'm claiming it's ok.

After taking the picture I added more bubbles in Squeezed Lemonade. On the absorbent cardstock, the bubbles spread in a watercolour way, on the coated cardstock they give really refined bubbleprints. I ended up using the brightest background (lower right) for this project. Looking at my backgrounds I decided to continue with the Distress marker stamping on my Stampotique image. This time I gave the stamp a light mist of water after colouring, and the image was as perfect as I might wish for.

I fussy cut the darker daisy, thinking it might fit with the boy... and ended up using both of the flowers! I'm not sure I know any boys for whom this colour scheme might fit, but I do think the card is bright and fun :)

3 kommenttia:

  1. Beautiful card Kristiina! Love the bubbles :)
    Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

    xx Arwen

  2. Wonderful card. I love the bubble background and love the soft look of the Distress marker stamping

    Thanks for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

  3. Fabulous background Kristiina. Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge. Gez