Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Back to Normality...
Well its back to the usual routine now that Crafting at Ally Pally is over for this year. I have to admit its left me a little tired so will be taking today off to recharge the batteries as I have a busy couple of weeks ahead (nothing new there!)
Its back to my design team gig for Creative Expressions and this month we have all been working with Phil Martin's Dragonfly collection of stamps and paper pack. As you know I have kinda fallen for the new colour cloud blending inks from Cosmic Shimmer so this was a perfect chance to create and ethereal background for the main stamped image using the inks. I promise you its a lot easier than it looks!
I stared by die cutting a circle of Cricut transfer in the middle of a square of the tape. Next I stuck this down onto coconut white foundation card and using my scalpel, cut the circle into the waves. I removed each wave section of the circle in turn and shaded the revealed area using colour cloud blending ink lilac whisper. Next I peeled back the next layer and and added more lilac whisper however this time I mixed in a little clear day to alter the colour and give the hazy look.
I then continued revealing layers adding clear day, lilac whisper and indigo mist to make all the shades shown.
Next I removed the outside transfer tape square I then inked the stamp using indigo mist and lilac whisper to give shading and stamped this over the inked circle.
To finish the card I added layers of black and white interspersed with matching pages form Phil's dragonfly paper pack. The colours work together so well with the coloured image.
Sentimentally Yours Butterfly Field stamp set
Graceful Butterflies paper pad
Cosmic Shimmer Colour Cloud blending Inks
Lilac Whisper, Indigo Mist & Clear Day