Sunday, 18 September 2016

Bright and Beautiful!

One of the challenges I am entering this card in stipulates 'bright and beautiful' which is exactly what some of Tim Holtz Distress Ink colours are!


The colours actually look less vibrant in the photo but they are truly 'bright and beautiful' in real life! The background is done by smooshing Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves and Twisted Citron Distress Inks on my craft sheet, spritzing with water then laying a piece of gloss card in it and wiggling it about a bit.  Then while still wet, I laid a piece of cling film over the top and scrunched it up then left it to dry then removed the cling film.  I love the effect this gives on the gloss card so I kept my stamping really simple as I didn't want to cover too much of it up.  The stamping is done with black Archival ink and the stamps are from a set called Nature 1 by IndigoBlu.  I attached the panel to a black DL card base then added the black pearls and some gold and stardust Stickles for sparkle. I think anything sparkly is 'bright and beautiful!  I decided not to add a sentiment then the card can be used for any occasion.

I would like to enter the following the challenges:

IndigoBlu - All Things Bright and Beautiful
Bizzy Becs - Anything Goes
The Craft Barn - All Around the House - I used clingfilm for my background which is found in the
house.

All such cool blog challenges!

Thank you so much for visiting me, I am managing to post more at the moment and am trying to be better at commenting too!  Everything takes me a while!  Sorry!  Take care. Christine xxx


17 comments:

chrissie said...

Love the colours you have chosen. I am sure they look a lot brighter in real life as I have some of them.

Love Chrissie xx

Sue Ralph said...

Hello Chris

Sue Ralph said...

Hello Chris, I really like the idea of using cling film to create your own background paper. Thank you for joining in the IndigoBlu Blog Challenge. Good Luck. Sue xx

Sue - said...

This is beautiful Chris, I love the background you made.

Redanne said...

Oh what a great combination of bold and bright colours and the cling film technique has given a wonderful look of texture. The bold stamping looks fabulous on top too. Beautiful work Chris!! Hugs, Anne xx

rachel said...

Stunning work - I love this - beautiful background and I adore the stamps! Thanks for joining the IndigoBlu challenge and good luck! Hugs rachel x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I thought a bit of cling film was used in the making of this card. It has that distinct look that's so cool and can't be achieved any other way. The bold image on the multicolored bright background really pops.

Maxine Jones said...

Hi Chris, I really love that background! Great card. Thanks for entering the blog challenge! Maxine x

Mickie said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining in the Craft Barn challenge - good luck in the draw too! xx

Sandee Setliff said...

wow, gorgeous card!

Barb said...

A really lovely card Chris. The background looks lovely and such pretty colours. Barbxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

I agree, Chris, anything schparkly is bright and beautiful and you've proved it with this brilliant card! I love this technique and the effect it has!! Hugs, Darnell

Jackie said...

I love the black sparkle against the colourful background. Fabulous!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ahhh beautifully captured Chris, do love the cling wrap effect on gloss card, must do some more one day :) your card is truly special, and think simple is best with such a lovley background.
Thanks so much for joining in Bizzy Bec's Anything Goes Monthly challenge,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Bizzy Becs DT}
{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Anita in France said...

That's such a cool effect, Chris ... the background to these gorgeous sparkly silhouettes really pops! Hugs, Anita :)

Melissa L. said...

This is lovely, Chris. I am totally inspired to try this technique with the distress ink, smooshing on the glossy cs and covering cling wrap. I have tried something similar with water color paper and Brusho crystals with spray starch. Your results really are beautiful. Thanks for the inspirations and also the kind comment on my chalkboard MM Tutorial for STAMPlorations. I appreciate your time. :)

maggie said...

I love the effect you got by putting cling film over wet Distress Ink. A great card.