Welcome back for another exciting challenge at the ABC Challenge Blog. This weeks challenge is
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The winner gets to choose 5 digi stamps, and there are some really cute ones on there!
Here is my first public effort with Sheena Douglass’ new Paint Fusion concept.
I created a scalloped square from mountboard with a sizzix BIGZ die, and used the Resist technique to make the background and that lilac coming through is my bedroom paint, so you get a sneaky peek in my bedroom as well, lol. I also edged the scallops with dusty concord DI.
I used the stamps from the Simply Sweet set and then embossed them with silver sparkle embossing powder. I seem to be blessed with being cackhanded as my Mother would have called it. I don’t know if it’s the ME or just advancing years or plain ole fashioned clumsiness but I struggle to hold the brush and do the strokes, especially on the smaller things like the leaves and stems as my hand seems to be shaking enough to throw me off course as it were. Anyhow, I did the leaves and then made the roses with the fabulously easy technique of swirling a couple of colours together with the end of the paintbrush!
There was already one hole punched in the corner of the scalloped square so I used my CropADile to punch three more so I could thread ribbon through. Four sweet little ribbon roses covered up the ‘joins’.
I put the whole lot on an 8” square scalloped card which I first coloured with dusty concord DI.
The swirls are a Marianne Die which I had to cut forwards and backwards, from some lovely glitter card, so I could reverse the image. It wasn’t until after it was posted on the ABC blog that I spotted a mistake with the way I laid the swirls onto the background card, and now that’s all I can see…….
I’m entering this into:-
A Spoon Full of Sugar – Tons of Texture - two different textures on your card – Mine are the ribbon and the acrylic paint
Ambers Crafts and Stuff – Try a New Technique (Paint Fusion)
Creative Stamp Friends – Swirls
Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes optional extra Something New (my Paint Fusion is a new technique)
Stamping Vacation – You Name the Challenge (the Paint Fusion, it was a challenge to make something I was happy to blog as I am not very proficient in the technique)
The Paper Shelter – Anything Goes
There’s Magic in The Air – Let’s Use Flowers