Thursday 14 January 2021

Red and Grey ...

Another day in UK lockdown, a morning of housework followed by a couple of hours crafting!!  This afternoon I have taken two challenges for inspiration.  Firstly I've taken the colours for the current Color Hues challenge of Red and Grey.  Secondly, the new challenge at TIME OUT Challenges where the theme is 'You' the idea is to show something about yourself ... this could be something you like, a hobby you have, your style of card making, anything about you.  I've gone with my card making style ... if you follow my blog you will know that my style is CAS (Clean and Simple) so my card today is also Clean and Simple.

I stamped and heat embossed the image before water colouring with distress inks.  While to focal image was drying I created a water colour wash to create a background, using water colour paint adding some small splatters using distress inks.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment before adhering the elements to the card base with foam tape.

I used:
Archival Ink - Watering Can
WOW Clear Embossing Powder
Distress Inks - Pumice Stone and Festive Berries
STAMPlorations - Bloom Sketches
Windsor and Newton Water Colour Paynes Grey

The challenge details:

Stay safe!


  1. This is wonderful Elaine and very 'You'. I love the soft background wash and the flowers are coloured perfectly with so much depth and popping them up-a superb idea. Thanks for joining Time Out.

  2. Beautifully CAS and beautifully you! Love the stylish color scheme. Thank you for joining us at Time Out!


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