More amazing amazingness happening over at PaperArtsy this week. Ellen Vargo is going all abstract and I am loving her bright colours. I decided to try the cards project. I followed her process quite closely to get my background. Warning, lots of photos.......
I don't have so many Fresco Finish colours so I just used what I had. I did start with Limelight, added yellow, orange, Inky Pool red and white.
Added some book paper and stamped with the orange paint using a swirl from PaperArtsy SIDD5 and the little round stamp from SIEN10F. Then I added some white splats using my Crafty Individuals Splat stamp.
I cut my abstract background into four and then one of the pieces in two again. I went round the edge of all the pieces with Memento Tuxedo Black. I mounted the three large pieces on white card bases and the two smaller pieces on black cardstock.
I used the two small pieces to make bookmarks. That's Ding Dong bird from SIDD5 on bookpaper and a pile of those little circle stamps. Been a while since I used him. The other one I diecut letters to spell Good Book in Norwegian. No honestly, not a spelling mistake, not an "o" shortage, it's Norwegian.
Close up. I added some stamping in black with the little circle stamp from SM12 because once I added the letters the open spaces just looked a little empty. Amazing how effective these little stamps can be.
My bookmarks joining the fun at
Papirdokkene Utfordring 55 - Bokmerker
For the cards........
I searched all my stamps for a suitably large stamp like wot Ellen used and came up empty. Then I thought about diecuts. Sizzix Umbrella Man to the rescue. Here he is bookpaper style with a Hero Arts greeting.
Here he is man in black. He might get a sentiment later. Or maybe not.........
Here is the man in black with some dots stamped in the white paint. Looks like it's raining just on him despite the umbrella. Sentiment a la computer.
Three cards joining the fun at
Kortudfordring Utfordring 100 - Noe Nytt this is a new technique for me
Thanks for dropping by. Take care, keep warm......