I thought I would get both of the cards done for the Daring Cardmakers challenges before I posted them.........not like me to be so sensible but there you go.....lol!!!
First up is the Midweek Vintage challenge.
This card took me absolutely ages to do. The arch background and the image were fine but I just couldn't make them look right on anything.........I swear doing all that pink stuff addled my brain.
Anyway......the arch background is stamped with some gorgeous new Elusive Images stamps using brown ink on beige card. This has been hand coloured using 7 Gypsies Colour Wash inks in Walnut Forest, Walnut Scarlet, Walnut Ochre and Walnut Walnut. I then gave the whole thing a wash of the Walnut Ochre.
The arch has been edged in gold Krylon and mounted onto brown card.
The side lacing is gold ribbon.
I did stamp the background paper with the same stamp as the bottom of the arch using Versamark but the scanner doesn't seem to have picked that up.
Today's dare is Art and although I am not a great lover of modern art I wanted to do something that was bright and very simple but also to have a meaning. I have called this piece 'Pushing the Button'........having been thinking about how many times in a day we push buttons whether at work in an office, a factory or the home or during leisure time watching TV, listening to music, using the computer. Most things we do involve pushing a button of some kind.
So this is just a white square card blank and each area has been masked before colouring using cotton wool and ink from a Palette Hybrid Inkpad-Lautrec Rainbow.
The black lines were drawn with a permanent marker and the button is a clear bubble sticker over black card.
I'm not sure about the artist that inspired me to do this. I think it's probably just an impression left by several artists but even then I can't be sure.
I actually like this one quite a lot though and thought this challenge was absolutely brilliant.....Thanks Rhi.
Well the upstairs spring clean is done and I feel like a couple of cart horses have done a Flamenco dance up and down me back but boy am I glad I got it done.
There are three boxes of stuff to go to the charity shop and about seven bags of unwanted stuff to go to the tip tomorrow. I shall sleep like a rock tonight.
Now I am just going to tidy my desk and then have a play with some of my new Cricut cartridges as I have four that have not been out of their boxes yet.
Happy Easter to you all.