I decided to make this a clean and simple card for the Happy Little Stampers two challenges which I am just in time to enter. The first is Stencilling, and the second is this Sketch.
I notice that the Guest Designer Nancy Littrell over at the HLS Challenge has used this technique on her card which I think must have stuck with me and given me the idea, although I must admit it wasn't until I looked at the challenge again after I had made the card and I went back to the beginning of the month to check it out that I remembered that this was one of the places I had seen it used, so I will credit her with giving me the idea.
My piece of card was actually made with acrylic paints on the Gelli Plate. I bought some cheap Docrafts paints in primary colours and used a small bit of Electric Blue and Canary Yellow straight on to the Gelli Plate and mixed it using a brayer. I got a piece of bubble wrap and imprinted the pattern on to the wet paint and allowed it to dry. When it was dry I used a buttermilk colour brayered over the top to refresh the paint and then using some gelli card I pulled the print. I found the gelli print colour was a bit uninspiring but I added some exra bits of Mowed Lawn and Mustard seed Distress Inks sponged on to give it a bit more punch. I then used a stencil I made myself from a piece of acrylic and a small heart from a set by Nellie Snellen which I used on my last post and sponged white acrylic paint through it and overlapped the shapes to give a bit more depth. I wasn't sure whether it had the right look as my paint was a bit thicker perhaps than a white pigment ink and covered the background a bit too heavily. I then decided to add the odd bit of sponged Mowed Lawn and Picked Raspberry DI to highlight the white hearts and was happier with the finished look, although I think that the pattern from the bubble wrap can't really be seen now.
The central die cut is a Marianne Creatables die called Folklore. I cut the first from the piece of Gelli printed card and I cut a second out of a snippet of Gold Mirri card and this one I embedded into the background card.
I finished by layering the background card on to a snippet of Gold Mirri card and stamped the sentiment using Brilliance Galaxy Gold Ink.
Thank you for taking a look at my blog today.
I am also entering the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 174. Where we have to use up our snippets of card etc.
Inkspirational Challenge - the word prompt is 'Space', and my card has lots of white space.
Addicted to Stamps Challenge - Make your Mark.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.