Thursday, September 10, 2009
Colour Create Challenge #27 and some awesome news
Good morning everyone;
Can you believe 2 weeks has gone by already. Well it's time for another fabulous Colour Create Challenge. This weeks challenge is brought to us by Jo and she has chosen "Neon Green and Black". The optional extra is "Leaves and a Charm"
Here is a little inspiration to get you started.
Well I am always water colouring and so I decided to do a technique for this challenge. I absolutely love this colour scheme and this is what I came up with.
The technique I am doing on my card is Brass Stencils and Embossing Paste. This is a little messy, but a lot of fun. I mixed Kiwi Primary Elements, which is a pigment powder, with clear embossing paste. I attached the brass stencil to the black background paper with painters tape to make the frame. You pick up a glob of the embossing paste with a pallet knife and spread it onto the stencil like you are icing a cake. Once you have the holes on the stencil all filled you scrape off the excess so the depth of the paste is only as thick as the brass stencil. Take the tape off 3 sides and gently lift it like a hinge, so you don't smear the paste. I set that piece aside and repeated the process with the leaf brass stencil doing it twice. I did the same thing with another brass stencil with butterflies. Once everything is dry, I left it over night, I cut out and layered a swirl and the bottom leaf. I glued them on with dries clear glue just at the very ends, so I could lift them a little. I cut out the butterflies and used foam tape to attach them. Once the paste is dry it has a fabulous texture, almost like rubber. I used a sticker for the sentiment. It was a silver sticker and I coloured it with a green Identa pen. That's pretty much it....I hope you like it.
Be sure to stop by the CCC blog to see the gorgeous cards the Design Team have created to inspire you!!
I also want to share some awesome news with you. I have been asked to join the High Hopes Design Team as a full time Diva. Yay!! I'm sure you all know how much I love High Hopes stamps...so you can image how excited and honored I am to a small part of such an amazing team....A huge "Thanks to Tina and Bethany" for this fabulous opportunity and I will see you all on Sunday for the High Hopes challenge......
Have a great day and Thanks so much for stopping by...
*all products used
in my card were purchased
from The Rubber Room and