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