Hello once again. The Alphabet Challenge has started a new challenge, and having reached the letter ‘Y’ – Dawn has chosen ‘Yellow’ as the theme for the card. Here is my creation:
I really enjoyed creating this card. I recently attended a Jenn Shurkus online class about Distress Inks and Distress Oxides. During that class, we made lots and lots of different background ink smooshing, blending, water-colouring with both, and also used Distress water-color card stock, and also Distress heavystock – which I have never used before. I learnt to dry between each layer, to not think too much about what goes where – and just to play….
That class reminded me how brilliant the Distress products are – and how much fun it was to create a background – and to have an inky mess. Now I just can’t stop myself – any excuse to get inky and messy – loving it!
This yellow layer is using two Distress Inks – and layering at least 5 times…….just two colours of yellow. I was also ‘Jennabled’ to purchase the Ranger Heat Tool – so much better than trying to use my embossing tool – much gentler, less warping.
The honeycomb die was cut from white card stock, and those greeny/browny pieces? Well that was another messy ink layered background also die-cut with the same die, and just adding some of the pieces. The white was too stark on it’s own.
I hope you can come and join us with your creations featuring yellow – I look forward to seeing you there. xx
I shall be entering the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamps – Die cuts or stencils or both – die cuts for me
Crafty Sentiments Designs – anything goes
We Love 2 Create – atg mixed media – (lots of ink smooshing, splattering, watering – inky messing!)
Mix It Up Challenge – atg mixed media with option inlaid die cut – option not taken
Crafty Creations Challenge – anything goes