Good morning to you all, it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week it's my turn to choose the theme which I have called 'Blue Bingo' and it's two week challenge to cover the holiday period. It's a bit of a photo heavy post as I ended up with three creations for the theme so decided to share them all in today's post.
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Here is the bingo grid, it's a little bit 'edgy' and designed to draw in some inkiness along with colour options based on blue combos.
My top card follows the blue and yellow, no design papers and dimension. I used a really dark blue cardstock and repeated stamped the Butterflies image from our sponsor and heat embossed with yellow embossing powder. Next I stamped the Happy Birthday stamp in blue versafine and also stamped out a few more butterflies and cut them out to embellish. Using TL dies I cut two more layers and mounted all into the centre of the base piece using foam pads to give dimension. Finally I placed the butterfles, added wire antenna and liquid pearls, flowers ad a bow.
For my second piece I used the blue and yellow, stenciling and dry embossing, although it takes in some of the other options as well. I started with an 8 x 8 wooden frame with a flat removable canvas in the middle and started by giving the frame and canvas a generous coating of gesso, then painted the frame with a darkish blue acrylic paint, then a thin coat of crackle glaze and a coat of an off white acylic and was really pleased with the cracks. I used DI's, inks and sprays to colour the canvas and then stencilled two flowers using white stencil paste and when dry laid the stencil back over and coloured with distress crayons and some script stamping in-between with an Visible Image stamp.
The flowers decorating the frame are Tattered Lace Trios, cut and embossed with the matching folders and then coloured with the same inks and crayons. The leaves are Hero Arts, stamped, cut out and coloured again with inks and crayons. A computer generated sentiment and three chipboard Butterflies stamped with the same VI script and inked.
My final share follows the blue and purple, dry embossing and masking line and started by masking the top and bottom of the card along with a sun. Then used Pan Pastel to create the background, then using dye ink stamped Daisy and and used a fan brush to add some 'grass' to the bottom using diluted D's. After removing the mask I added the rather nice flourishy Happy Birthday, dry embossed just the top and bottom white sections of the piece before matting with purple and adding to a white landscape card.
Many thanks for popping in today and I hope you will go over to the challenge blog and see what my teamies have created and of course join in with our theme.