Morning Peeps, it's Saturday so that means it's time for our new challenge at Allsorts and this week Ellie is hosting her first challenge since joining the team and has a super theme for us of 'Magical and Mythical'. We have two lovely prizes on offer this week so double the reason to join in.
My card at the top uses all Chocolate Baroque stamps, a sample for the recent Hochanda TVshows where the focus was Fairies. The background was a bit of an experiment as I wanted to try mixing Oxide inks with gilding polish so I mixed a pale blue polish with vintage photo and broken china oxide inks on a craft sheet, spritzed with water and mica spray, laid a piece of 600gsm Fabriano onto the wet mixture and rather like the muted result.
I then stamped the castle in the background, the fairy to the fore and a few flowers around the edge. Next I bleached the colour from the Fairy and coloured with watered down pale blue gilding polish and also dragged out some colour in the castle. Then randomly stamped some harlequins here and there.........I usually hold background stamps rather than mounting on a block, that way you can bend the stamp to get the pattern more or less where you want it. Finally, a CB sentiment which I cut into pieces to arrange on my card.
My second card uses an assortment of Lavinia stamps, I started by using masking fluid to create a sun and then added Brushos and not too much water as I wanted to keep the colour areas separate. Once dry which only takes moments I rubbed away the masking fluid and stamped the scene, coloured the little houses with pencils and glitter here and there.
Happy weekend all and I hope you will join us over at Allsorts this week.