Thursday, 12 April 2012

Here Comes The Summer!

I'm loving the Colour Create Colours this week; they remind me of those balmy summer days at the beach. Well,  I suppose the amazing inspiration picture that our fabulous Sharon L picked helps with that image too. Roll on summer!
The colour choice she's given us this week is:
Yellow, Blue and White with the optional extra of Shells.

I got down and dirty with the inks this week. It was great fun. 

This is the first card I made.  It looks really simple but it took ages to make.  I applied the ink direct to the card blank, using masking tape to create the bands. Each band has a couple of shades of ink applied and I also used sequin waste, stamps and a Tim Holtz compass mask to create the texture and interest. When I was happy with the ink I coated each band with clear ink and heat embossed them with clear powder (a quick way of adding a glossy finish).  I stamped the shells a couple of times and added some dimension by layering them.
I'm entering this top one into the following challenges:
Paper and Such Challenge - Clean and Simple
Crazy 4 Challenges - Blue, White and 1 other colour

In this second one I created the yellow background by ink blending, stamping and masking but I didn't add the glossy coat.  The image is a real sweetie and I love using her. I coloured her with distress inks and added some stickles to the 'sand' so that it sparkles.

And I even made an insert to match the background I created on the front. It's been ages since I did an insert as I've been stamping direct onto the inside of the card for ages.  I like the way the insert gives a more luxurious feel to the finished item.

There She Goes - Ribbon Time
Let's Ink It Up - Distressing

Items Used:
Stamps:  Stamps Happen Inc - Collecting Sea Shells, Rubber Stampede - Seashells, Kaisercraft Clear Stamp - Grunge, Papertrey Ink Sentiment
Tim Holtz Mask- Compass
Sequin Waste, String, Satin Ribbon, Versamark clear ink, clear embossing powder, stickles, 3mm gold metallic pearls
The Colour Create Challenge is sponsored by

gif maker
and we have a fab £10 gift certificate as the prize for this week.
I hope you can join us and please take a look at the wonderful items the design team have made.

Thanks for looking,
Sharon xx