Ever had one of those projects that festers away in your brain for ages, changing before it's even been started?! That is SO the case with this...
If I were to follow in the footsteps of my crafty friend Julie Short at this point I woud tell you about the story of an Antipodean dancer, who has made it to Paris and gets so caught up in her new life she forgets to send her postcard home. But sadly I'm not:)
So instead I'll mention those talented peeps who have influenced this card and let you follow the links to look at their fab work; Trish Latimer (colours/splattering/black and white image), Sam21ski (Picket Fence centre blending), and Mandy (white watercolour pencilling).
And why did it take so long (about 3 weeks of festering)? because I wanted to do justice to a set of stamps sent to me by Sioux Jenneys following the recent Artistic Stamper Creative Team Challenge comp. I am entering it into their monthly challenge - Splatters and Speckles
along with Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stamper challenge - Behind the Mask
and a well timed challenge from the fab team at the Artful Times Challenge - Postcard.
Now some piccies to show a bit of step by step stuff (shows the stencilling/masking)
The bits of cardstock were ripped and stained with the same one I used for the background. Then I added script (Memento Lady Bug) emulsion paint splatters and some more stamping. As it sat drying for a few hours the colours seemed to blend/fade more, and then I added the dancer/sentiment before mounting.
Can you see the shine? BTW, I strongly recommend using Ranger Specialty Paper for this as it seems to stop the various layers muddying each other and extends the drying time too. Time to get this entered into the various challenges as deadlines are a-looming. Thanks for being the best bunch of followers/visitors a crafter could wish for. You can see how much inspiration you give me:) Hugs, Buttons x