I still haven't managed to play along with last week's MIX challenge to use fabric, so I was determined to carve out a little time today to get drippy. I also combined it with Jeanne's Primary Colours F4A challenge.
I started by making an A2 piece with drips, using watercolour crayons on watercolour paper, and water. It was a bit messy round the edges so I trimmed it down a little. And then I still didn't know what to do with it...
After considering various options I decided to take one of ODBD's Chalkboard Johns and use embossing resist; inking it with Versamark let my drippy background show through, and then after I embossed it with clear EP I just sponged over it to add colour to the text.
I tore along the edges and sponged them.
Next layer is IO's Cover-A-Card Damask (or maybe Reverse Damask) inked with red, yellow and blue and stamped on textured card. I added some embossed, sponged and torn vellum in two of the corners, and sponged the edges with blue. I added a red button and some stitching, and then a butterfly cut from vellum. I embossed the solid layer with white EP using the same IO stamp as the base, and then sponged with my inks.
I like it more than I thought I would - and the drips are there if you look hard! Drips and splotches and splashes just aren't me, I find them hard to work with. But I enjoyed the challenge :D, therapeutic after a tough week.
Date: Friday, August 30, 2013 GMT Views: 1250
Registered: October 21, 2010 Location: in the okanagan in b.c. canada Posts: 10428
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 @ 11:58 AM
AWESOME job...I love how you used primary colors and they are still so soft and pretty. Great job on that bg. Will have to try the drip thing, I dont use them either, but more so because I never think of them...beautiful verse and frame for it...like how you added the lil button on the corner too...TFS..:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.
I had trouble following all that you did to your card, but I will tell you it turned out awesome.
------------------------------ "You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you" Sarah Ban Breathnach
Registered: April 4, 2008 Location: Sahuarita, Arizona originally from New Brunswick, Canada Posts: 18237
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 @ 5:39 PM
Sabrina, I have always loved this scripture and you have done a marvelous job of making a card with it... love the splatter of colours, the torn and sponged edges and the gorgeous vellum butterfly... very well done... love it...