This week we have a technique based challenge over at Back to Basics and Beyond … salt technique.
I haven’t used salt with my watercolours as a background very often so it was fun to experiment and ended up with three panels…
I cut them down and used each in a different way. One I used an indigo Blu stamp set and heat embossed the fish and the sentiment.
I then added a little more colour onto the fish using distress oxide and my waterbrush.
Then I added layers under the panel in contrasting colours including the ribbon and the pearls.
Now the second card I kept quite simple with a silhouette stamp and added gold edging and some patterned paper and then sequins to finish.
Then the final one I used as a piece of actual patterned paper.
I added the stamped image and some other layers of patterned paper. I added the kraft tag to balance the kraft in the coffee cup colouring.
Love all three of these cards… And love being reminded of what a lovely effect the addition of salt is to the watercolour background.
Can’t wait to see how everyone else used the salt technique in their creations! Here is the blog.
I decided very last minute to join in with Lindsay Mason’s ATC swap in August where the theme was Cats In Hats. Of course I had to go straight to the original cat in the hat.
Here are my three ATCs…
As you will see they are all similar but none are the same. I chose some stripey paper from the stash and tore it to create a layer on each of the ATC bases.
I then added some gesso and added some subtle stamping with a Kaisercraft stamp.
Then I added a strip of bookprint that I coloured with some distress oxide lightly.
Then for all three I chose a different scrap from the bits and bobs box and added them. I added doodles and then added the printed Cat in the Hat images using pinflair glue gel to add dimension.
I then handwrote the quote and added that too.
Love how all three came out and Happy I made the last minute decision to join in this swap.
Today I had a day of crafting with my lovely friend Helen who had some lovely scrapbook pages to inspire us.
Here are the three I made (there is one in progress awaiting photos) …
All of them were using the Color Theory suite of papers, cards and Colourful seasons stamp set for the stamping elements.
I love how these all turned out. Lovely colourful pages full of interest.
Thanks so much Helen.