I needed to be inspired.
I had a class to prepare for and I wasn’t feeling ‘Christmasy’ which is what I’ve been seeing a lot of lately, so what do I do? I hop online and start searching my favourite challenge blogs. There is a new challenge blog for us crafty kids to participate in that just went live just this week. It is called the Global Design Project and as I love doing most challenges, I thought I’d give their colour challenge of Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette and So Saffron a try.
I know a few people were challenged by this colour combo but as soon as I saw my ‘Timeless Love’ stamp set on my shelf, I knew it was a winner!
I had stamped my images in Smoky Slate and wanted to hand colour them in using my Blender Pens. Being unsure on how this would go as I’d only ever used my Blender Pens with our Memento Ink, I was a bit hesitant, but it worked beautifully. Such a subtle image but so stunning. I had to use my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line up my stamps on this project, and this is a rare thing for me to do but I wanted it all to fit perfectly on the circle. A little bit of fussy cutting and some stamp colouring with my markers and I was almost done… Or was I?
I wasn’t happy with the blank ‘white’ space on the Pink Pirouette base card. I tried adding a banner behind it… Didn’t work. I tried making the card square… Not to my taste. I thought about stamping the small image all over the base of the card but in my head it was too busy… Dotty Angles and a little bit Metallic Thread and I was in love. It matched my dry embossing using the Softly Falling TIEF on the Smoky Slate, filled up the white space and wasn’t to bold. An addition of one tiny Basic Rhinestone and that was it. My card. And I’m quite pleased. I hope my class ladies tomorrow love it too.
From your favourite Vintage Graffiti artist,