Here’s my K page for the Chunky Alphabet swap, which also happens to fit into the PDCC 46, which is a Colour Splash (Black and white with a splash of Gold, Pink or Copper). I’m not over pleased with it because it didn’t work out exactly as planned but I really don’t have time to play around with it right now. ( I managed to sneak an hour yesterday to make this, lol – hope to get to the next two letters later in the week!)
And K for knots, he, he!
I was still thinking Clean and Simple when I made this and so I tried to keep it pretty simple – something I simply couldn’t envisage when I first started to think about using Alcohol inks, which I LOVE for their messiness. Then I had a bit of a brainwave and this is what I did.
I added two colours of Ranger Alcohol inks (Citrus and Pool) to the felt on an applicator, keeping them far enough apart that they didn’t bleed into each other, then dragged the applicator across a piece of glossy card to create a duo coloured stripe. Okay, I know it’s NOT a straight stripe, but I still like it, lol. It’s what’s known as freedom of expression and is, at least, unique, he, he.
Stamped the Greeting (SU) and the butterfly (one of my all time favourite images from ISC) with Memories Black ink, then embossed them with clear powder while still wet.
Coloured another piece of glossy card with the same alcohol inks, then stamped and embossed the butterfly again but with the stripes in reverse order, to add some contrast. I then cut it out and attached over the top of the original one, using double sided foam tape, revealing the antennae underneath it.
Added three citrus brads under stripe to balance the design, then layered onto turquoise card and white card.
Back to J again for my 4×4 pages and although I stayed with the J for Jigsaw theme, I added a Japanese slant this time.
I gessoed the jigsaw piece first – hence the bloom, I think – added the colour (Tombow felt tip) then stamped and embossed the Windy Geisha, bleached the colour from her skin, the kimono and the ‘brolly’, colouring them with a sparkly gold gel pen and edging with black felt tip. (Phew! That was a LONG sentence, lol). Embellishments coloured with Krylon Gold pen.
What I had in mind for my ‘K’ postcard was going to be pretty complicated but then I remembered my playing card stamps and woohoo, I had an idea which was MUCH easier, lol.
Everything is stamped in Versafine ink, then clear embossed.
Found the latest GPP Street Crusade yesterday and just had to have a go – especially cos my mind was in turmoil over something at the time. The brief is to use acrylics in journal pages but using only a scraper – or old Credit card/store card – and maybe some stencils of some kind.
I gessoed my altered book pages first, using an old credit card, then applied the paints in layers, spritzing with water now and again, followed by stencilling using a fern stencil I love but haven’t used very often. It’s a metal stencil so I couldn’t move it around enough to get random ‘off the page’ imprints, which I would have liked.
Had to wait for the paints to dry overnight because I’d applied them pretty thickly through the stencil. I wanted to add some more but didn’t want too much because I liked the pages as they were. I decided on using some letter stencils and some sequin waste – which I was hoping wouldn’t ruin the ‘negative/positive’ effect which I liked so much and here are the results so far.
I really like these pages and they look a lot better in real life but I’m sure I’ll like them much more when I’ve journalled on them, lol.
This week’s Challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers is Clean and Simple.
I don’t do a lot of CAS because I love to play with inks, but I do really enjoy simple card designs now and again. I’ll be making a DT card for the ‘Spotlight’ part of this challenge, but couldn’t resist making a couple of very clean and simple cards for fun.
I used the same flower stamp (Unity Stamps) with the same colours of Tombow felt tips on both of them, but different words (Unity Stamps and Stampin Up).
The first one is stamped directly onto a folded white card, while the second one is stamped on white card, layered with a very narrow border onto green card to match the green pen I used, then onto a larger white card. Very clean and very simple but I like them.
Don’t forget to visit the Challenge blog to see the beauties my teamies have created for you this week!
Here’s my J postcard but I haven’t yet managed to finish the 4×4 – hope to get that done in the next few days.
The background is resist – Versamark ink stamped on glossy card, then inked over with Distress inks – Pine Needles, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass and Broken China, with a little overstamping in Broken China and Pine Needles. The jigsaw pieces are stamped with various stamps and embossed, then inked. The words are from a Simple Expressions plate, stamped and cut up.
Sorry I’ve not been able to visit your blogs as much as I usually do – life’s a bit chaotic here at the moment. Hope to manage a bit more free time after this week.