Both the cards on this posting have a background created by using the Dylusions sprays of London Blue and Vibrant Turquoise together and misting with water - it's that simple! There are so many great tutorials out there in blogland so I suggest spending some time happily surfing the web if you've got these sprays and want to know what to do with them.
The first card was done primarily for the Stampotique challenge which is birds and buttons, plus it means I've done another Xmas card (yay! - slowly getting there!)
Do you see what I mean about the gorgeous colour?????? Before I sprayed the cardstock, I had clear embossed some tree branches (a Hampton Art stamp) and then I stamped some again with black Stazon and then embossed some more with some Distress powder in frayed burlap. The little robin redbreast is a Jo Capper-Sandon Stampotique stamp that I coloured with Copics and adhered to the card along with the many red button-berries.
I would love to have this as a mini christmas canvas on my wall (hmmmmm...) Anyway, I would also like to enter this into the following challenges - http://daisydoodlescreativechallenges.blogspot.com/ - outdoors http://lollipopcrafts.blogspot.com/ and http://lexiscreations.blogspot.com/- christmas in July.
The next card was done using the sketch for this week's Retro sketch challenge and for this one I used a piece of cardstock with which I had 'mopped' up the excess spray from the first card - didn't want to waste any of that lovely colour!
I also used the Dylusions stamp set from Dyan Reaveley - 'How does your garden grow'. I thought it would be a good idea to get some fun, sketchy stamps to play around with the inks as well. This was such a fun card to do because as you can see from the photo, I didn't stay within the lines!!! I know some of you may be extremely uncomfortable with that but do you know what?? Nothing happened!! The Copic police didn't come and confiscate my markers and the sun stayed on shining:) I can certainly recommend it - it's about as wild and reckless as I get with my crafting but it's still fun to do!!
I would like to enter this card for the following -
http://critterchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://theribbonreelchallenge.blogspot.com/ - button it
http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/ - what do you say?
Wow, long post.......thanks if you stuck in to the bitter end but thanks anyway for popping by :)