Friday, 20 April 2018

Blue skies

It's Friday so it must be Daring Cardmakers day - Nat is setting our challenge this week and she'd like to see us being inspired by the colour blue. We finally seem to have some blue skies so perhaps those will inspire!

This is not the card I set out to make - that one ended up in the circular file in the craft room. This clean and simple affair makes use of a scrap of background from another project and an elegant silhouette of spring blossom.

The background piece is just reinkers dribbled onto wet watercolour paper with a bit of white acrylic paint sponged through circles once dry for a sort of bokeh effect.

Spring Bird by Bloom Art Stamps
Say It All by Hero Arts (retired)

Bristol board

Versafine by Tsukineko (Onyx Black)
Various Distress reinkers

White acrylic paint
Corner Chomper

Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely weekend!


Shabneez said...

What an interesting background Joanne and it goes so well with the stamped image. I think it was meant to be but I would have loved to see your other attempt! Shabneez x

Enna Smarty said...

I am reading your post from the beginning, it was so interesting to read & I feel thanks to you for posting such a good blog, keep updates regularly.

Handmade by Natty said...

That's a lovely background you've created Joanne, love the rich tones. xx

Kathy said...

I LOVE the background, it is so beautiful and effective. You make it sound simple to create, but I bet I'd just make a horrible mess!

CherylQuilts said...

You had me at blue, Joanne! It's my forever favorite color, and I love all shades. I doubt your first attempt was as terrible as you think, but this is a gorgeous background, and I love the sponging that definitely gives it a bokeh effect. Beautifully finished with the silhouette images stamped over it and also on the white base. Lovely sentiment for any occasion. Thanks for sharing your process! Love your style! Warm, sunny hugs! xoxo

Svenja said...

The blue background is so, sooo beautiful! And then just one simple flower and to what effect - stunning!