The crafty quintet is back with the Speed Craft Challenge #2! When I say quintet I mean 5 (including myself) crafty ladies who have hooked up together for a bit of fun. The Ladies I mention are...
Keren Baker - Kerenbaker's Blog
Nikki Acton - A2A - Addicted to Art
Pamellia Johnson - My Little Craft Things
If you have missed our first Speed Craft Challenge then click HERE for more info...
We all thought it would be quite fun to have themed challenges as we go on and this time it was me who picked one. My favourite colour is turquoise... or at least one of my favourites... and I have found this gorgeous image inspiration on Fresh Hues website:
Gorgeous, gorgeous colours! I shared it with the ladies and we all made our 10 minute creations based on this image. Well, I can safely say that I tried. I think my colour scheme turned out to be more green than turquoise, but I managed to squeeze some of the turquoise in and although it is not overly turquoise based I really, really love the result. I shall tell how I made this card...
I was still rather undecided of what I was going to create on Wednesday morning when my 12 pack Brusho arrived... it was meant to be, I'd say! I had to play... I just had to and as I was playing I thought why not... let's get the stopwatch on and I started creating my background using the Turquoise, Leaf Green and Ultra Marine. I didn't want to have a puddle of mixed colours but rather textured background so I tried to use just enough water for a little bit of blending to happen. Once I dried the watercolour paper a bit with my heat gun I took my wet brush and flicked which made a few splatters and this was when I yelped a little as it revealed a little bit of the turquoise underneath rather than the white paper... How fabulous! This was when I realised I didn't actually got any other stuff out as I had not planned this at all so I pulled out Tim Holt's stamp sheet, stamped my sentiment and like mad went over it with a black pen and drew my wonky border. I also reached for my box of left over papers and die cuts and pulled out a couple of fern leaves, glued them and also adhered a few iridescent sequins here and there. Luckily I knew I had a white card base ready in my drawer so I adhered my front panel to that and was done! Now that was mad!! You know, we are allowed to get our supplies prior to speed crafting... I was not prepared! I was so taken by the Brushos I didn't think this through. Oh well... I made it under 10 mins this time... whooo hooo! And I think I like my card too :)
I will need to practice with my Brushos as I would like to produce some seriously lovely watercolour paintings, not just cards... but that remains to be seen! :) In the meantime I will share my findings on the subject and will most likely share my first crafty attempts.
Thank you for visiting my little blog. If you have a moment then please hop over to my lovely speedy crafters' blogs to see what they managed to make in 10 minutes :)
Also, I would like to mention that this is not a challenge were you can win goodies, it's just a bit of fun. However we would love to see what YOU can make it 10 mins so feel free to join in and leave a link to your post in our comments section so we can check it out ;)
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Blog - Create your own background
Our Creative Corner - Image inspiration (All images provided contain a forest based being and are mostly in green colour, just like the fern leaves and green colours on my card... I think it fits rather well. I hope you like my abstract interpretation of the images provided)
That's all for now! Feel free to share your thoughts on my card and/or on Brusho paints. I'd love to hear from you!