This week at Just Add Ink we have a colour challenge for you.
At first these colours said “male card” to me, but instead I decided to go very soft and feminine.
I also decided to try some techniques that I hadn’t attempted before.
One was the spotlighting technique. I used the tag to highlight an area of the stamped image.
The other was the faux mother of pearl technique. I’ve included this second photo because you can see the shine a little more . It is done on glossy white with frost white shimmer paint and also sponged with soft suede to make it darker. here is the great tutorial by France that inspired me, if you’re interested in trying it out.
Stamps : Elements of style, very vintage wheel, teeny tiny sentiments
Card : naturals ivory, very vanilla, glossy white, cherry cobbler, soft suede
Ink : stazon, white craft, suede, crumb cake marker,
Other : crochet trim, jumbo eyelet, oval punch, linen thread, pearls, frost white shimmer paint, scallop trim border punch, beautiful wings, hodgepodge hardware, blender pen
I was tempted to send this card to my good friend Rita in the US, who is also a stampin up demo. She has repeatedly said how much she hates this stamp, yet it’s one of my favourites. I’d love to be able to convince her that it’s gorgeous. I decided against trying though, I know everyone has different tastes (but how can you not like this one?) :)
Instead I gave it to my daughter’s violin teacher with a gift card as a thankyou for all her help with the Hobart Eisteddfod this year. No prize this time unfortunately (there were so many brilliant young soloists!!!) but it was a wonderful experience for her and her teacher is so generous and giving of her time and knowledge I hoped this might show our appreciation of her.