Hello. Welcome. Well it's a rainy day and I just gotta say HURRAH!! Life is crazy busy. So many things to do, and the weather to do them with, so I am actually relieved to have an excuse to sit and craft. Over at A Blog Named Hero they have a wonderful picture inspiration of bright colours. It reminded me of those scratch art papers. You know the ones. Bright colours covered with black wax that you scratch a picture into to reveal the colours underneath. When you were 5. But don't let that stop you raiding the kids art supplies. After all, they are quick enough to raid ours.
So I embossed my scratch art paper using the embossing folder from Sizzix/Hero Arts Flourish set. Looks pretty cool just like that! But now I want to remove the black from the raised areas so I decided a bit of sandpaper would be just the thing!!!
OK, so it worked, and it's pretty wow!, but I did rub a bit too hard and deep in places!! These fab colours are also holographic, although that isn't showing in the picture, but they look pretty good, despite the grungy appearence.
I hated covering up the gorgeous background, and figured it was so bright most things would get swamped, so a large sentiment was in order. After a bit of thinking I decided to remove all the black from a piece of the scratch paper and black heat emboss my sentiment. Got this lovely Something Wonderful sentiment set from Rubber Dance and this one fitted perfectly. I cut the sentiment panel with Spellbinders Labels 21 and also decided to cut my card the same shape. I took a bit off the bottom so it stands and also removed the circle sticky outty bits on the sentiment panel. They looked too empty and it lets a bit more of the gorgeous background show through. Then I went around the edges of the card and panel with more black embossing powder. Incidently, don't heat your scratch paper too much cos that colour layer is plastic and may melt. How do I know that??? ROFL
Joining the fun at
A Blog Named Hero - Photo Inspiration Challenge
Tando Creative July Colour Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Get in Shape
Penny Black and More Challenge - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Thanks for dropping by. Off to check the chicks aren't getting too wet. Oh yeah, the chicks......
Took this about a week ago. Wildlife photography not my strong point. They move so fast. Proud mother and crazy chicks. One of the black ones is out of picture. The yellow ones are starting to feather up nicely. Will be interesting to see how they turn out. Hugz