You may have noticed that recently I've been VERY absent, here on my blog. That's because I'm upgrading g my secular skills- in case you didn't know, I have a very busy remedial massage clinic in Evandale, Tasmania.
I am in the process of upgrading some of my skills, so that I can register to get provider numbers, so that my clients can receive rebates from their insurance companies. But all of that takes time, and my creative tendencies have taken a bit of a hit, time wise.
But this morning Carl and I received the new SIP challenge email from the blog of the same name. Here it is-
Carl got pretty excited about the colour combos- (he's right, they look great together don't they?) and I thought I'd squeeze in some time to take a shot at the challenge. Here's my entry. What do you think?
I really, really like this card. I think the only thing that would have improved it was to have embossed the "just for you" sentiment out of daffodil delight instead of pool party, but I don't have it, so I made do!
I stamped the glorious flowers and leaves from the "remarkable you" stamp set, and used the new archival ink in the Holliday catalog (by the way.... LOVE IT!!!!!!) and then with an aqua painter added my colours. Once the ink was dry, I added lowlights with the corresponding Stampin up markers, and added highlights with a white gel pen.
I was stumped for a bit. I wanted a bold font, (To go with the bold design) but I didn't want to take away from the gorgeous (retired) black and white background Dsp....
I thought I would use the "just for you" sentiment from the "watercolour words" stamp set, and Emboss straight on top of the dsp.... I wasn't sure how it would go, so did a test run on a scrap piece...... Which I liked, but as suspected, you did lose a bit of the oomph with a colour like pool,party on such a design. My gel pen was sitting on the desk, after adding the low lights on the Lilly and leaves...... And an idea was born! I went around the edge of the entire sentiment in gel pen, filling in sections I thought detracted from the over all look..... And whaaa-lah! It looked so good, I just added a pool party base Matt and added it to the finished card! A few daffodil delight candy dots, and I was done!
THANK YOU So much for dropping by, I hope you got a bit of inspiration and you too can squeeze in some creative therapy!