I hope you are all well?
I hope you enjoyed the last weeks challenge, we had some wonderful entries! Some tough decisions were made to pic our favourites!
I have the pleasure to announce a new challenge here on my little blog too. Our sweet Jac would like to see CAS (clean and simple) projects. I say 'projects' because from what I know you can easily make a clean and simple tag too, not just a card. This should give you a bit more freedom, right? Good! Now let's see who this week's generous sponsors are...
Fitztown is a group of talented artists and crafters. we make a variety of products including fine art, sculpting, woodcrafts, papercraft, cardmaking and many more
PRIZE.....3 digis of their choice.
winner of your challenge a $10 gift certificate to spend at the Make it Crafty store
This lovely rose is a digi stamp by Fitztown and you probably wonder how I created my focal image. I shall tell... :) Before I do though I'd like to mention that there are some wonderful digi stamps out there that you can print out and colour to your heart's desire. Today, I wanted to show you something a little different that can be done with them and I hope you will agree that this is rather fun!
Firstly, the background was created by scribbling yellow, orange and red Big Brush pens onto my narrow smaller acrylic block, spritzed with a bit of water and stamped with onto a watercolour cardstock. This is what created the fun colourful messy effect. Once this was dry I knew it was permanent as the Big Brush pens contain India Ink which will resist any water based media so you can use whatever else on top. Great, huh?! :)
Secondly, I printed my image, applied a decent layer of Bindex onto my coloured card, layed my printed image over it and let dry, sprayed a bit of water over the top of the paper and rubbed my finger over it until the paper came off. You have to be careful not to rub too much. Once I was happy with the transfer I applied another layer of my semi-glossy Bindex over it and shook some white ultra-fine glitter over the whole image. I would have loved to use a clear glitter and it would be great if my image was a PNG rather than a JPEG as JPEGs come with a gray-ish background whereas PNGs don't and I think this has slightly muted the beautiful bright colours of my Big Brush Pens (Faber-Castell). Not much though... The lines were a bit muted too so I took my Fine Artists Faber-Castell black pen and went over the lines which brought the design back to life. The glittery finish is very subtle, but with a bit of sun it sparkles beautifully. I mounted this onto my light pink base with some dimensional tape and stamped my sentiment using my black Stazon.
I used Bindex only because I didn't have any Mod Podge (it is on my forever growing list, ran out...) or any other gel medium. Well, it worked, right? :)
I hope you enjoyed my post and found a bit of inspiration, perhaps something to try... Now hop over to the Crafty Catz Challenge Blog to check out some more gorgeous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.
Thank you for stopping by! Have a fab weekend!