At the beginning of the month I shared with you news of the Crafty Individuals January Challenge, as chosen by the lovely Coco.
Amongst the information for the challenge it was stated that scenic stamping could be interpreted any which way but even I will admit that I am probably being cheeky by saying that the cards I share below are Setting The Scene For Love! I didn’t make the cards with the challenge in mind, I actually made them last year but I would be sharing with you soon and it was the ideal opportunity to refresh or draw your attention to the CI Challenge.
A few days ago I received the latest issue of The Stampers’ Sampler. Answering their Challenge Call, Heart of a Different Colour, amongst my submissions were two Crafty Individuals cards featuring Alice Palace designs, designs which I have been honest in the past by stating that I have struggled with them particularly when I was desperately trying to fit them into the shabby chic/vintage style. When I simply sat back with a collection of Alice Palace stamp and several paints, it was actually fun to create these cards. Around the time of making the cards I was playing with the notion of not adding layers which I normally build up, sometimes with a tag, lace, seam binding, buttons and other usual suspects however I still wanted texture and interest. At this point I played with building the layers before any paint was applied.I also played around by mixing and matching several Alice Palace stamps, selecting a heart from one stamp, a border from another and playing with composition. If you own any of those Alice Palace designs you will know what I mean.By Your Side
Different paint colours and papers but essentially the same style of background. The paint, on both cards, was applied in a bold manner which created a lovely textural qualitybut I always ensured that some of the pattern on the paper beneath was peeking through the layers.Funny that I am starting to grow fond of those animals!So, maybe if you have a little time or looking for a challenge you might want to pop over to the Crafty Individuals blog and join the fun.
Before I say goodbye I have to say a warm thank you for always being so supportive, whether I share something which is vintage in style or sees me playing around with colour, you always encourage me.
16 Jan 2015 21 Comments
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