sunnuntai 21. kesäkuuta 2015

Hidden thoughts

I started a card with my brand new Designs by Ryn stamps, planning to post for the Ryn customer challenge, the Our Creative corner challenge (This makes me smile = new stash) and the Rubberdance colour challenge (yellow, green, blue). As the work progressed, I was inspired by the Paperartsy challenge (hidden objects) and the SimonSaysStamp Wednesday challenge changed to favourite techniques, so I'm posting for them too.

I started with my go-to background technique: upcycling unliked designer paper from a 6x6 pad (you know the stuff that your left with, when the pad runs out?) I like to glue torn paper scraps on such pieces and add gesso, acrylic paints and sprays etc. If I have trouble getting my mojo going, I do a bunch of these, and usually after spraying a couple I have ideas bursting! This has white gesso, yellow acrylic paint, clear gesso and Dylusions sprays. I wanted to create a seascape and stamped bubbles, plants and fish from Ryn and framed with my trusty harlequin stamp from Rubberdance.
The really wrinkly part at the bottom is where I glued a piece of vellum,
it reacted with the glue and the paints...
Stamping on a textured surface sometimes blurs the details.
I used a black pen to fill in the spots on the fish.

I bleached out the sprays from the bubbles (= they are yellow because of the yellow acrylic paint) and encountered a problem: I wanted to use this sentiment, but it was too long. Luckily I had been following the PA Hidden objects posts, and in the night it came to me: I could make a tag. I remember smiling at a comment from this post " no-one can resist pulling a tab" - agree on that, even though this ended up a tag, not a tab :)

I made my tag with Distress inks, an ink blender and the same stamps used for the original seascape. It looked too soft and tame to go with the card, so I added Dylusions sprays once again... Except for the back of the tag that was so pretty and the sprays would have destroyed my water bleaching!

I just love this texture!

6 kommenttia:

  1. This is so artsy and unique indeed! Love the rich and dark colors, textures and those dew drops are amazing! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Favorite Products/Techniques” Challenge!

  2. Hi Kristiina!! This is a beautiful card & tag! The quote is so very true--Amen to that!!
    I'm with you--new things in the stash makes me very happy, too!! :) :) Thank you so much for bringing this card & tag combo to Jan's What Makes You Smile challenge at Our Creative Corner this month!! XOXO-Shari

  3. This is great, very clever ideas!

    Lucy x

  4. Great ideas in this! Like how you resolved the issue of the quote being too long by splitting it up. Your background is great and the bubbles look fantastic with the centres bleached out. Like how you fill in the less inked areas with black too. Makes for a really polished look. Thanks for sharing with me :)

  5. This is really beautiful, Kristiina! I agree - no one can resist pulling a tab! ;-)
    Thank you for entering our June challenge again!

  6. Hi, I love your seascape,and how clever to add the tag! The colours are gorgeous and the bubbles pop. Thank you for joining my challenge at Our Creative Corner. Jan x