Fabulous Fridays to you all!
Oh yeah baby! It's nearly the weekend!
This week the gorgeous girls at Scrapbook Sisters are having a Guest Designer call with the theme Black and White and I just had to have a go and play along. I also of late have been having a secret love affair with inchies so I thought this was a great time to bring them to life on a card.
Now I also try and place my own challenges on myself and today I have done just that too! I have an overflowing box of card-stock scraps and it has an abundance of white (mainly left over from printing/stamping my images and card bases), and it was time the box got a work out. My black box of scraps also got a workout and is now a little thinner too! I also have been neglecting my Creative Inspirations and acrylic paints and thought with working with such a great color combo this would be a perfect time to dust them off.
I have to thank my little Ms Chloe Chatterbox for my technique used today - She told me all about her straw blowing painting that she did at school yesterday and the light-bulb in my head instantly clicked on the drive home as to what I was going to do!
I made my own DP (the black) by mixing my Creative Inspirations Paint (Winter Frost) with some of my white acrylic paint (I mixed the 2 as I wanted the shimmer from the CI paint but I wanted a real raised texture affect that I would get from the acrylic) and I sucked it up through a straw and 'blew'. I got a great splattered paint effect (just what I was after) and the hardest part of this technique was having to force myself to go to bed while the paint dried! I knew I would lose some of the simmer magic from the CI paints by mixing them but to go with the sentiment I wanted a light shimmer and it is soft and subtle and not in your face shimmery so I am so ecstatic with the end result.
I also could not resist raiding some of my new polka dot ribbon and new glitter black stem flowers. I have also been dying to use this sentiment from Gingers House (freebie) and new it would go perfectly with this color combo!
I used my camera flash in this photo to try and show the shimmer I was able to get with the CI paint, it is soft, but it is there and so gorgeous!
I so enjoyed making this card and I hope you enjoyed your visit!
Thanks for dropping in on me today!Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
*Scrapbook Sisters - #36 Black & White with a GDT Call
* The Shabby Tea Room - #62 Monochromatic
* Craft Your Days Away - #20 White plus One
* Creative Belli - Anything starting with 'S' - Scraps (white) Spots (ribbon), Straw blowing painting, Splatter (paint effect), Sparkle (on the flowers)
* The Spotlight Challenge - Use Inchies (min 3)
* Dream Valley Challenges - #7 Dig out the old to use with the new (old scrap white cardstock and white paint and new ribbon, technique) (1/3)
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