Sunday, 12 August 2012

Paint and glitter

Is there anything more fun? :)

I wanted to have a play with paint because of the fun "Paint It Up" challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week. But I also desperately wanted to have a play with my new summer colours Distress Inks... ever since I saw them used in this project by Sarah Engels-Greer, I just *loved* the colours and decided I had to have them! And they arrived this week. :)

So this is what I made:





Aren't the colours just lush?

I cut a piece of card and used Tim Holtz's Wrinkle Free Distress Technique (from the fab Chemistry 101 online class I did earlier this year) to make the background and then stamped some abstract foliage around the bottom using Jo Capper-Sandon's Splatter Long stamp from Stampotique and then stamped and embossed the sentiment (another Stampotique stamp).

I also used the Distess Inks to paint in the stamped dragonfly and added a layer of magenta Stickles over the top before cutting it out.

I added paint into the mix by dabbing little "flowers" of Paper Artsy Fresco paint across the foliage, adding dots of more Stickles on top.

I used the same paint to paint a larger piece of card and then stamped the edges using a Tim Holtz foilage stamp, and added some more Stickles. Both pieces of card were then matted onto black card.

To finish off, I added a piece of ribbon, mounted the whole piece onto a card blank and added a couple of metal pen nibs which I'd painted with Vintaj Patinas (curse you, Craft Stamper magazine, you keep making me buy new stash! :lol:). Et voila!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:


20 comments:

Sue said...

Oh WOW Ali, this is just gorgeous, the background and the colour blending and those painty flowers! I'd resisted those Vintaj Patinas, but they do look verrrry nice. Thank you for sharing with us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Ali,

Oh, I love this card. You are right - the colors are lush! I love the dragonfly.

The flowers amongst all the colors are so very delicate and beautiful. What a great job!!!

Hugs,
kay

Candy C said...

Ali, your card is amazing! So glad that my buddy and fellow DT gal, Sarah inspired you to have a play with the new Summer Distress colors! They ARE awesome! You really have done a fab job on your wrinkle free distress background. GREAT colors and patterns! I also love the ribbon, the cool dragonfly and the Vintaj patina pen nibs. Very cool! The fuchsia background withe black stamped foliage is really lovely against all of that striking color. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Basement Stamper said...

Not only are the colors beautiful but I love the calligraphy pen tips used on the card. Great job with the sketch and thanks for playing with us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Anna-Karin said...

Wow, this card is fantastic! Love the colours and textures and everything you did here. The dragonfly looks amazing. I love the summer distress inks too Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

dutchstamptramp said...

Wow what a fabulous card, and those colours!!!! Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

jonim52 said...

Stunning, love the colors, Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

Samantha Read said...

Gorgeous effects, love your card.
thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week, Sam

Libby Hickson said...

Wow this is so completely GORGEOUS!! I have the new inks and have yet to use them, you make me want to run to my craft desk IMMEDIATELY and bust them out!! So so so pretty. Thanks for playing along at the Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Happy Days said...

Gorgeous, love everything about this. Thanks for joining us over at the Stampotique Designers Challenge. Good luck. Claire x

Laura said...

This is so pretty -- and I adore your dragonfly. I think I need those bright Stickles now. :)

Punkydoodle Papers said...

Wow! This is awesome! So creative with the inks! Thank you for joining us at Inky Impressions!

AssiCrafts said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors! Thanks for playing with us at Stampotique this week. xoxo

Alie said...

What a great creation Ali, in gorgeous colors!!!
Love it.

greetings, Alie :-)

Gez said...

Ooooh, such a pretty card. Great take on the sketch! Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week. Gez

ARTFULwings said...

Love love LOVE the background - very beautiful colours - fantastic. Thank you for joining in with us over at Stampotique Designers Challenge Polly

Reflective Art Studio said...

WOW WOW wow....
The background on this one is stunning. Well DOnE, Darling.
Thanks for joining us this week for the Stampotique Designers Challenge.
Sarinda

Fiona said...

Hi Ali - thanks for visiting my blog :) What a lovely comment to wake up to first thing in the morning! I couldn't reply to your comment privately, so I thought this was the next best thing - yes of course you can pin the card - no problems.

I have just received my summer Tim Holtz DI too - and thought the same as you - loved them! Fabulous card for the challenge as well :)

Jackie said...

Wow! That background is just amazing! I love the colors and the way that you accented it with the details you added to the card. Lovely job! Thank you for joining us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge!

Jackie, Inky Impressions DT

Angela Weimer said...

Love all the colours. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp man Precious metals challenge and have a great day. Angela

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