I started off today full of determination to create - I had an idea for a card that I thought was really going to work but then reality set in and I couldn't get it down onto card! So I've put that idea to one side in the hope that I will find a way later on to carry it out.
I have managed to create this:
I wanted to try out the colouring without lines technique (at least I think that's what it's called!) - I'm not sure that I succeeded but I do like the effect of stamping and colouring the image with the same distress ink. I've also incorporated a little bit of sparkle! I'm not one for using glitter or shimmer but I've seen so many crafters using the clear Wink of Stella brush pen that I thought I had better give it a go - I only used it on the centre of the flower but it has lifted the image quite effectively. The problem that I had was getting the shimmer to show in the photograph.
I'm going to enter the following challenges:
"Less is More" - to celebrate Chrissie's birthday the theme is Anything Goes. (Happy Birthday, Chrissie! July is such a good month to be born - it was my birthday this week too!!)
STAMPlorations monthly challenge - with the theme stamps and Glitter (hopefully the touch of shimmer will meet the criteria.
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry
Versafine Onyx Black
STAMPlorations Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments
Spellbinders Sentiments Two die set