Saturday 10 June 2023

Rainbow Joy

Hi everyone, this month’s Visible Image FB ATC swap has a theme of Rainbow Joy, so of course I decided to join in as I love rainbows … who doesn’t?? I really love this swap, and even more so right now as last week I won the second anniversary swap top prize as described in yesterday's post.. Ironically I only used my new stash for some background stamping and the sentiment on this project, so still plenty of untapped potential for future projects!!  As usual I made both an ATC and coordinating card for my swap partner, using only Visible image stamps; and they have now arrived so it’s ok to share!

First the ATC …

I cut a piece of white stamping card 3.25” x 2.25”, blended stripes of Distress Oxide inks in rainbow colours, then spattered with water to create a faux bleach effect. I stamped the flower then stamped it again onto separate card, over stamped with grey text then cut out and coloured with Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen. I stamped some random spatters and a few grungy background circles, then attached the flower head onto the original stamped flower. I masked the word “sunflower” and stamped and heat embossed in white onto black card, then cut out and attached and added a teeny red heart gem.  Finally I edged the finished piece with black marker and matted onto standard 3.5" x 2.5" black linen card stock. The flower is very sparkly, but for some reason my camera just would not capture that today!

Stamps: Visible Image Creative Chaos (flower), Sketched Tulips (script), Sunflower Grunge (spatters and wording), Where Flowers Bloom (background circles);
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Morning Mist); Versamark; detail white embossing powder; Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen (clear).

Challenges I would like to enter:

Crafting From the Heart #2 - Anything Goes (no cards) (3rd entry)
Crafty Addicts #2 - Anything Goes
Daisy Chain #75 - No Design Paper
DL.Art (June) - Anything Goes
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity #168 - Mini Me (3rd entry)
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies #2322 - Anything Goes (3rd entry)
Simon Says (Monday)Not a Card (2nd entry) - DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT
Use Your Stuff #485Anything Goes

Secondly, here is the co-ordinating card.

I used very similar techniques to the ATC, but with more spatters, different background stamps and sentiment.

Stamps: Visible Image Creative  Chaos (flower, background circles and sentiment), Sketched Tulips (script), Sunflower Grunge (spatters), Christmas Robin (spatters);
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks (Barn Door, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch, Villainous Potion, Wilted Violet); Versafine Clair (Nocturne, Morning Mist); Versamark; detail white embossing powder; Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen (clear).

Challenges I would like to enter: 

Allsorts #732 - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Favourite Pastels or Brights (and why)
(I love both, but I do love the vibrancy of bright colours, no more so than a rainbow)
Beautiful Blossoms #5 - Anything Floral Goes (6th entry)
Colourful Options (June) - Rainbow Inspired (2nd entry)
Let’s Craft and Create #196 - Anything Goes with option Hip To Be Square
Path of Positivity #113Anything Goes Positive
Simon Says (Wednesday)Flowers (2nd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #599/600Anything Goes (2nd entry)

I always feel cheerful at the end of a rainbow-inspired post, as if there is somehow more colour in the world!! Hope everyone has a lovely weekend, but be careful out there in the hot sun. Take care, and thanks for visiting .


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

More stunning work, super stamps shown off with the lovely rainbow colours.
Faith x

Elaine Stark said...

I love the white flower against the colourful backgrounds. Beautiful. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Beautiful blending on the rainbow background and a fabulous stamped design too. Thanks for sharing at Allsorts this week.

Aimeslee Winans said...

The rainbow inking is such a fab effect for your lovely stamping.
Thanks for linking this up at Beautiful Blossoms Challenge! xoxo, Aimeslee

brenda said...

A great feminine card, many thanks for sharing at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Gina said...

What an amazing combination of strong colour with simple line drawing(stamp). Absolutely love this atc pairing. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafting From The Heart XXX

Sarn said...

Two colourful makes here Pauline. Love that VI flower - really must use mine more! Thanks for the inspiration xxx

Dena J said...

Love the pop of white with that lovely flower on your rainbow background. Thank you so much for joining the challenge at Allsorts.

ScrappyHorses said...

Gorgeous rainbow effect with the fun stamps! Loving that sentiment!! So happy you shared with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Linby said...

Love the rainbow background. I have had that VI stamp on my desk for a few months now - I will get back around to using it!

Wendy L said...

Love these cards Pauline, love the layout and the rainbow colours, x

Ellibelle said...

Absolutely beautiful, Pauline! I just love the gorgeous rainbow colors and how you blended them, gorgeous floral stamp and loving the details you added to the backgrounds with stamping. The black spatter looks fantastic!
Thank you so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge as well as my Crafty Wednesday challenge!

Laurie said...

Lovely background with great colors. And love how you have kept the flower white in color to really stand out against the background. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

Mervi said...

Gorgeous and colourful cards!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

LOU said...

Gorgeous card and ATC Pauline - love the rainbow colours.
Thanks so much for joining us for our Anything Goes plus the option of Hip to be Square Challenge #196 at Let's Craft and Create for June 2023.
We hope to see you again soon,
Lou DT xo
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