2 July 2012

Primary Colours

Welcome everyone. Well I mentioned last time I had news (drum roll please) so without further ado, I have been asked to join the Make My Monday team as a guest designer for the month of July (told you it was my favourite month!!) Oh boy what and honour as I am in some illustrious company.

The theme of the month is The Colour Wheel and for this week is Primary Colours (hosted by the fabulous Mynette). Primary colours are colours that cannot be created using other colours, but intstead are used to create the many colours we have in our world. So the challenge is to used red, yellow and blue in your projects. Head on over to the Make My Monday blog for some inspiration from the team. And now to my card for this challenge...


The main image was inspired by the uber-talented Julie Short and her magic rub tutorial. I had a spare copy of a photo (taken at a mind-blowing glass art exhibition at Kew Gardens a few years ago) which fit the bill colourwise and inspired me to work in circles - hoorah! it also fits with The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Monthly Challenge theme which is, you guessed it, Circles!


Now it must be something to do with the fact that the photo was printed on an inkjet system because I found that the bits of background I wanted to lose were easily removed by using steel wool alone. Out came the Sunshine Yellow Adirondack pigment ink for rubbing onto the now white areas. Next, clockfaces stamped in Memento Paris Dusk and finally splodges of text stamped in Memento Lady Bug.


The main clock face and central cogs were stamped in the same colours but had clear embossing powder applied as well to make them stand out further. The clock hands were stamped separately onto navy card and cut out (carefully!!)


To finish the card the sentiment (Sam Poole's) was stamped onto navy card (I rewrote on top of the original application to make it stand out even more). The background paper was fun - red, yellow and blue pearlescent acrylic paint splattered onto white card, the floor, my top, the cupboard door... you get the picture?! LOL :) All the edges were distressed to give extra texture.

That's all for now folks. Please take the opportunity to visit the blogs mentioned above for a wealth of inspiration to kickstart your mojo. Thanks for dropping by. Hugs, Buttons x

16 comments:

  1. Many congratulations on being a guest Designer! I am not totally surprised though, given the work that you do. Love this piece, especially how the clock face stands out. The splatter background sounds like it was fun to do and worth the extra splatters.....Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  2. Great time piece Button, love that quote and well done on your DT call up for your favourite month of July

    Sam xxx

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  3. Congratulations on being chosen as guest designer with MMM - love how you've combined the primary colours for this great card. If you display the card at least your surroundings will match the spattered background LOL!!

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  4. Congratulations Buttons on your guest designer spot.. Wow!! What a fabulous creation.. love it!! fantastic use of colours in the background and love the red cogs & the clock is simply Brillant.. Hugs May x x x

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  5. My goodness Buttons, a real stunner and a fabulous start to your guest spot as my jaw dropped when I saw this. The colours and stamping look amazing.
    Lovely to have you with us at MMM this month too and looking forward to your next creation.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  6. Congratulations on being a guest designer! Love the card and tutorial too! Enjoy July and hope you have a fab birthday :)

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  7. This is stunning!! Love everything about it.

    Congratulations on your guest DT spot.x

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  8. I just adore this! SO happy to have you as the GD this month at MMM--I cannot wait to see all of your other amazing creations! This one is a real stunner! :)

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  9. A stunning card - you have used the colours so well - it's great to have you on the team for the month - Jacqueline xx

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  10. A wonderful piece Buttons. Love the background and the clock face.
    Very many congratulations for your DT Call Up! I shall be looking out for your other pieces this month.
    Juliaxx

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  11. Oh oh oh!!! This is gorgeous!!! I love the splatter...so artsy, and then the rest of the design is fabulous! It's vintage but also abstract!!!

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  12. Congratulations on your guest spot. Love your background, very striking against the clock. Great colour palette too. Tracy x

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  13. Congratulations Buttons and your GD spot, and I LOVE your colourful card x

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  14. Welcome to MMM as our GDT,,, you've produced a stunning card! Cannot wait to see what you will do next week! Suzanne

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  15. Congratulations on your GDT position Buttons! And wow, what a fabulous DT piece to start with! I love the clock motif and your stamped panel glows and the splattered background (floor, your top etc) is brilliant! Vicky x

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  16. LOVE this piece! The colors are very pleasing. Wonderful work!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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