Friday, 1 July 2011

Colour me summer

The challenge this week in the Crafty Secrets member forum over at Splitcoast Stampers is to focus on the colours of summer treats. I do like to take my Crafty Secrets stamps beyond the obvious vintage look sometimes so I've gone for a clean and simple, one layer card with a graphic feel to it.

I've opted for orange, watermelon and lettuce for my colours: fresh fruits and salads - yum!

The colour blocks are just "stamped" by inking up my smallest acrylic block, spritzing with water and then pressing it directly onto the card blank. The starfish were stamped with Versafine and then painted with bleach to remove some of the colour - Versafine doesn't react with bleach so your stamped image retains its detail.

Stamps:
Seaside set plus sentiment from Mini Memories (Clear Art Stamps by Crafty Secrets)

Paper:
Smooth white

Ink:
Adirondack dye ink by Ranger (Sunset Orange, Watermelon, Lettuce)
Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)


Thanks for stopping by - hope you have a great weekend!

9 comments:

Alison said...

A wonderful bright summery card Joanne! Must remember that tip with the bleach & versafine! Thanks for sharing! x

Kathy said...

I love the bright zingy colours here, Joanne

Paula said...

wonderful colour combination - lovely and summery

Gez said...

FaBuLous card Joanne. Love where you have placed your sentiment :)

Kaz said...

This is gorgeous, I love those colours and thanks for the tip about versafine and bleach xx

Janice said...

Lovely bright card and clever use of bleach.

Dotty Jo said...

Love the bright colours and thanks for the tip about Versafine. i recently discovered that you can emboss with it... and get really lovely results! Jo x

tracy said...

i love this card joanne:)

Caroline said...

Lovely card Joanne, love how the bleach has removed the colour...x