Bright and beautiful with small creatures

Yesterday I spent a large part of the day in York, still feeling a bit rubbish, and I didn’t even make it to Betty’s.  What’s more, I only managed three pancakes which is way below my personal best. 🙁

The theme for this week’s Sunday Stampers is to use bright colours – yay, an excuse to play with inks.

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Sadly, my Dylusions ink sprays are almost all gone so for this I used distress inks. I’ve used Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Worn Lipstick, Squeezed Lemonade and a smidge of Shabby Shutters. I used cut and dry foam to apply them, overlaying colours here and there. Then I applied white ink to a dotty stencil and pressed this onto the tag so it left a negative impression.

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I’ve used black inks to stamp the branches and flowers using some Inkadinkado stamps. The twirly coils are by Stampotique and the sentiment is from a set by Chocolate Baroque. I’ve used a white pen to add highlights here and there.

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A bit of a dilemma when it came to the butterfly. I intended to colour it with distress inks, but then quite like the effect of the white on top of the vivid colours so left it like that.

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But you know me, once an idea is in my head I have to try it out. I was itching to know what a colourful butterfly would look like so, with the technology that is glue gel, held another audition for the lead role and this was the result.

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I have a feeling I’m not done with this challenge yet so watch this space!

Thanks for buzzing by.

 

 


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