18 July 2017
We hope our ode to summer is great inspiration for you this month!
A beautiful bright and zingy inspiration graphic and colour palette for this month, very inspiring.
Result? A rather fussy interpretation of the mason jars in the inspiration image. Also quite surprised that the colours specified are not as bright in actual life. I used magical's to colour the silk ribbon and paper blooms as well as in the clear texture paste through the honeycomb stencil on the background.
I printed a mason jar on acetate and backed the lid with transfer foil. This gave me three layers to place beads and blooms; inside, beside and on top of the acetate.
This was all assembled on a tag behind which are 3 6x2inch bookmarks for journaling the memories to place in the jar.
The concept was good but I may have overworked it.
Thank you for looking, I read all your comments
Detail images of the finished project:
Closes 31 July 2017
17 June 2017 [not placed]
FEELS LIKE SUMMER!!! Our June inspiration gets you in the mood for a little summer fun!
I was inspired by the fair ground theme, the circle, time and vintage.
I was particular drawn to the Bonjour Butter creamy buttercup yellow, surprised that it was not as vintage looking as the swatch on the graphic.
I complimented it with South Shore sand and Alpine Ice, all on Stamperia Vintage Rose background paper.
I found that some of the spray run off onto tissue paper made an excellent tissue transfer and used this to place the colours exactly where I wanted them. I found that dropping white acrylic over them the tissue colours did not bleed through.
Using Bonjour Butter magical pigment on pale yellow punched petals gace a beautiful ombre effect for somebeautiful floral embelishments.
I found an image of a bride on a carousel horse, and gave it a sepia tone to correspond with the background paper and the South shore sand magical powder mixed with medium through a circles stencil. I extended the horse poles onto the layout using thin strips of white card.
I am not a great fan of yellow, but am very pleased with the colour combination. Challenges help to push you out of your safe zone and try techniques and colour combinations you would not normally consider.
Thank you for a lovely June challenge
Entry 14 closes 30 June 2017
05 May 2017
closes 31 May 2017
I was inspired by the graphic this month as it fitted neatly with my current 6x4 album;
The door suggested post and post cards and i loved the twisting wisteria frame.
I was surprised to find that I actually own all but one of the colours in this months challenge in Lindys startburst sprays or magicals pigment powder.
Rumaging through the scraps drawer I found Carol Wilson Fine arts inc SCP131c paper with a lovely mint background and lavender floral's, and a beautiful white embossed design.
I used the Tim Holtz 'post card' stamp and a script stamp for the background. I normally work left to right, but the text had a left slant so i tried something new working in the right hand corner for the photograph, raised and matted on Screaming banshee and creme brulee layers.
I coloured the scrapiniec chipboard element using tilt a wheel magicals and sealed with clear embossing.
The tiny envelopes were sprayed with seagrass green and creme brulee.
The tiny floral's were coloured using Pop rock magicals. One of the features of working at the tiny granular level is the unexpected colour results. I added some grains of tilt-a-wheel to push the colour back towards the wisteria lavender colour.
I love interpreting these colour challenges and expanding my skills and imaginative range.
Thank you for looking, please leave a comment
Scrapiniec Mehendi Borders
Entry 01 closes 31 May 2017
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