Well I have been a busy girl, making cards for my stash and what better way to get my juices flowing than to enter a challenge to help spark the ideas.
This weeks challenge over at Kristin's blog, Twinkle Twinkle, the first colour is blue.
So here is my entry.
I applied torn pages with blue hues or tones to a piece of heavy weight card stock measured to fit just inside the front of my base card. After the gel was dried I then applied Gesso to it all but not too heavy so you could see through the gesso all the different types of papers I used. I found a stamped face in blue my friend Becky sent to me a while back so I wanted that to be sort of a focal point and didn't put as much gesso to that area of the card stock. When that was dry I went to town with my oil pastels, I used 2 different blues and just scribbled to the outside edges of the piece of card stock then I started to blend the colours and work them towards the center. I then took a tissue and blended some more while lifting the heavier bits of pastel. I dont' like the thick streaky pieces on my cards I more or less stain the paper with the colours.
When all that was done I then did some stamping and then sewing with a straight and zigzag stitch in randomness around the outside edge.
I used Tim Holt's Tattered florals die punch to create the flowers out of corrugated cardboard. I painted the flowers white first then I used Prussian Blue and just lightly dry brushed the ridges. I then applied Diamond stickles to the raised edges added a brad to the center and then applied to the surface of the card.
I rather like this.
Thanks for looking and can't wait to find out next weeks colour.
Make sure you stop by Twinkle Twinkle and check out the Summer of Colour challenge for some great inspiration, fun, and, to meet new arty friends.