Monday, 22 November 2021

Bold Colours!

Hi There! I have been enjoying getting inky and combining some different colours into a simple card where the sentiment is the focus. Here is how I made it.

I began by blending seedless preserves and faded lilac distress oxide inks onto a 14cm square of mixed media paper. 
I then placed over the mandala 4 inkable and blended prize ribbon ink through it 
Next I splattered it with water...
...and some Pretty Gets Gritty Artemis Explosion powder mixed with water. I set it aside to dry. 

I stamped the sentiment in versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder before matting and layering it to the card on sticky pads.
Here is a closer look at the finished card. It makes me think of batik fabric. 
I used 
6 x6" blank card
Black card
Mixed media card
Sticky pads or 3d gel for attaching the sentiment
Before I go here are my Nutcracker samples for the Craft Store show last week
I decorated 4 of the regular sized mdf nutcrackers

For this one I used alcohol pens on parchment paper stuck behind the front piece
This was the same nutcracker but not backlit
I also made a couple of cards combining the stamps with some older stamps over inky backgrounds...

Next week's project may well involve a nutcracker too! 

Thanks for looking and I hope you can join in the challenge over in the Bee Crafty Facebook group where the theme is Stay subtle or Be Bold with your colours! 


meg said...

Wonderful combination of colours and a beautiful sentiment on your mandala card,and again great colours on the nutcrackers

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Some wonderful colour combinations here Sally and I can definitely tell that you've been having fun, superb makes xx

cuilliesocks said...

A gorgeous card Sally, lovely colours and your Nutcracker soldiers are fabulous, super colours on them, Kate x

Pat said...

Wow Sally, such gorgeous colours on the first with the pretty mandala stencil Sally, and love the contrast with the sentiment stamped and gold embossed on the dark card. I adore your sweet nutcracker figures all so beautifully coloured and the parchment stuck behind the front piece stood against the light really glows...the cards are are really bright and beautiful too, such great designs. x