Saturday, September 17, 2011

Just Playing

with inks and stamps today. It really is the best way to relax and find new ways to use the products you have in your stash. I have mixed distress re-inkers with perfect pearls, scrapbook paper and some stamps to create something a bit different from the usual stuff I tend to make. I do tend to make things and then forget to try out other stuff!!

I first stamped the Sun & Moon (Paperartsy) onto the Basic Grey Basics paper - Ballot. Then I mixed up my two mini mists. The first one is Broken China re-inker with Interference Blue Perfect Pearls. The second is just Shabby Shutters re-inker & water. I masked the main image & spritzed over the two inks allowing them to mix a tiny bit. I then dried them with the heat gun. I ironed the piece on the reverse to flatten so that I could add a few background stamps (Paperbag Studios script & buttons from Delight Plate). I then stamped 4 stars (Studio Calico) onto the Ballot paper & using Chipped Sapphire & Forest Moss I coloured them. I attached them to the main piece using blue staples & then glued it to the front of a card blank.

Unfortunately the camera batteries are all flat so I had to take the photo with my mobile phone. I'm not certain it does the true colours justice and you can't really see the glorious shimmer of the blue.


lisa said...

Hi Paula
Thanks so much for your visit and your lovely comments. It's so nice to catch up with you too. I had a little blog holiday, just to many other calls on my time, but it's great to catch up with everyone again.
Your French holiday sounds like it's done you so much good and your first flight for years, how exciting.
France sounds beautiful, I must confess to never having been but it's definitely on our wish list.
Your artwork is always so beautiful and interesting. I love the colours on this one and using them on scrapbook paper adds another dimension doesn't it.
Happy Crafting
Hugs Lisax

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Paula. that honeycomb background make the whole effect really interesting.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

I agree with Carol.... the sequin waste effect really pulls it all together. Gorgeous colours too. Your phone worked well!

Camerageek said...

I love the way the color came out on the background, kinda reminds me of water just a little more green :)