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:
A Gem of a Challenge #12 2023 - Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge #6 2023 - Anything Goes
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 #485 - Anything 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)
Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday (June) - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy (June) - Rainbow
Let’s Craft and Create #196 - Anything Goes with option Hip To Be Square
Path of Positivity #113 - Anything Goes Positive
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Flowers (2nd entry)
Word Art Wednesday #599/600 - Anything 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 .