Friday 30 July 2010

The Stampman challenge #2

This past fortnight has flown hasn't it! Its onto challenge 2 already at The Stampman challenge blog, we're totally thrilled with the response to our opening challenge so thank you muchly!!

The challenge this time is to use 2 colours on your design and there is a £10 voucher up for grabs for the winner.
For this challenge I have used Aspects of Design No.56 Funky Flowers, Starburst Stains Ramblin' rose pink & Hydrangea blue from the Victorian Bouquet set, Razzleberry Plum embossing powder & Broken China distress ink.
I've stamped and embossed the flower onto a hydrangea blue background and bleached out the blue from the petals then recoloured them pink, cut out using nesties labels 11 and edged with brilliance black ink. Panel strips are starburst stains and I've used divine swirls embossing folder and daisies. Background is handmade (see bottom of post) and the flower is made with paper dyed with starburst stains, I've torn 3 blue and 3 pink circles, spritzed and put a poky tool through them. Next scrunch them up tight on the poky tool and heat set. Gently open and replace the poky tool with a brad to secure. My flower centre is pink clay which I flattened in the cuttlebug and punched out, shaped and added a gem brad. You can add ink to the edges of the flowers before you scrunch but I'd been working on this on and off for 10 hours so forgot lol!
There's some extra photos at the bottom showing how I did the background and flowers :)
Hope you can come and see the rest of the teams creations on the challenge blog!
Ooh and my craft stamper just arrived and it has the eyes from my banner as the freebie, you also see projects by Jill, Michelle and other members of the team :D

Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Incy Wincy - Sketch
Craftalicious - Make your own flowers
Paperplay - Anything goes

Bleached out and watercoloured flowers

Scrunched paper flower with a clay flower centre. Can you see that pink holographic paper?? How delish is that lol! I was playing with it in the stampman shop on saturday as under halogen lights its ooooh so sparkly! (Big kid alert!!)


Spray a piece of white or pale pink card with ramblin rose pink starburst stains - I sprayed in 3 lines.

Stamp one of the large flower heads from the funky flowers set and emboss with razzleberry plum. Fill the gaps with one of the swirls from the stamp plate using broken china distress inks.

Stamp and emboss one of the large flowers from the set then use a mixture of bleach and water (I use a thick bleach one part to 4 parts water) and gently paint out the flower centres. I find if you use pure bleach it can make the paper wrinkly and damage it. Let the bleach activate and redo as required.

Repaint the flowers, I used ramblin rose pink starburst stains but you can use lots of mediums like promarkers, twinkin h2o's and watercolour pencils etc. Add a gem to the centre and a little bow and cut out with a nesties or trim :)


Little K Smith said...

Beautiful card, adore the colours and fab flower too.

Kay Griffin said...

Stunning card, Vix. Love it! Great background and lovely flower :)
Kay x

Cath Wilson said...

Love those flowers and the colours you've chosen are great. The bleach works really well, too. Great, as usual, lol.

stampingandstitching said...

Gorgeous card! I love your design and colour combination! The bg paper and flower you made are so beautiful.
Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week!

Dotpat said...

Luv it Hunny, you too clever for words

Dana C (KyStamper) said...

Love the card.

cockney blonde said...

Lovely Vix, x