Friday, 11 March 2011
less is more challenge
Oh dear, I promise this looks much better in real life but hardly shows up at all on the scan does it ? It is a white square card there somewhere. I took my idea from a video on the Hero Arts blog by a lady called Shari Carroll on layered background techniques. If I was clever enough I would post a link that would take you straight to it but I`m not so I can`t Lol, yet, one day I will master it. Anyway my effort has a more splodgy effect than the video showed which is probably because I used pearlescent card and she used watercolour paper but I quite like the mottled look. All the stamps are by Hero Arts, I used old french writing, woven fabric and children dancing. I stamped the old french writing first then embossed it with opaque white embossing powder. I then followed the steps in the video - I patted spun sugar distress ink onto an acyrilic block, misted it with water then `stamped` that over my card. When that was dry I used a soft green Hero Arts shadow ink to go round the edges with the woven fabric background stamp. I then used a soft lilac Hero Arts shadow ink to stamp the children playing. As I say my effort is inspired by but came out completely differently to the video. I am going to do it again on watercolour paper next time and will try to post the results. I am going to enter this card into the less is more challenge though and I have been a good girl this week because I struck exactly to the theme not gone off on a tangent like last week ! Thanks for looking x Vinny
PS head like sieve , you can find less is more challenge here.