Are you blog hopped out yet? I took a break yesterday to make a card for a few challenges. A feat for moi, as you know I'm usually getting my card ready as the challenge doors close. But mostly, this card was about the process. Shirley B. has been creating beauties with her Gelli plate and I decided to give the monoprinting technique a go using a good ole acrylic block.
This is not for control freaks. Once you smoosh that paper onto the paint there's no telling what you're going to get. But I like that. Although I am a control freak. Hmmmm.
And you use up your stash of acrylic paint before it dries up. Fabby, eh? Anyhoo, I masked the spot for the sentiment, fearing stamping on paint wouldn't work well. Smooshed the yellows. Stamped with pale sage which I brayered onto parts of a BG stamp. Stamped the sentiment and then made a stencil with dies to make the arrows. Mixed a clear embossing paste with some purple paint for those. I think doing that makes the paste a bit runnier, which may or may not be what you want! Ran a purple pigment ink pad around the edges.
This is a one-layer card. But lotsa depth and interest happening there. My let's-keep-it-mailable heart likes it. Hope you do too.
I chose my colors, kinda, from the palette at A Sprinkle of Imagination - it's their first challenge. I used ochre, a lighter yellow, pale sage and then purple (looking very dark in this photo) mixed into the modelling paste.
Over at CAS on Sunday#21 they're looking for one-layer wonders. Wonder, nah. One layer? Check.
And then we have a Thank You Kindly recipe swap going over at Catered Crop where I was lucky to be chosen for the Washi Tape challenge so I get to GD for this challenge. Thanks Linda!
And... I'm not up this week at Simply Create Too, but Challenge #50 is "Give Thanks" so I'm adding my two cents.
Whew, thanks for looking.
Supplies for thank you:
Paper: cardbase Bringmann
Stamps: BG Penny Black, sentiment PTI
Ink : Versafine, Aladine
Tools: corner rounder EKS, arrow dies Kesi Art
Other: acrylic block, acrylic paint, brayer