Hello again. 3rd bus in a row, hehe. I'm back with another DT creation, this time for the fabulous Sweet Stampin' Challenge. We are having a fun theme for this challenge, which is called 'I Wish I Could Fly'. I had great fun with this challenge, I actually created 3 cards which could have worked for this theme, but there was something about this wistful image, which quite stole my heart, so although it's actually possibly the simplest of my designs, I thought it was the best suited for this theme.
I just love this A Day For Daisies image. I can't find it on the site, as it's an older image, but there are several similar. I coloured it very simply, with my Promarkers and then set about masking it (not in the usual way, as I had no post it notes!) by using some washi tape. I tore off little bits to cover the image where I didn't want any ink to fall whilst creating my clouds and then with my ink dusters, created these candyfloss clouds. I just love the way this turned out. It was on a whim that I used the 3 different colours and although the image was coloured in shades that I wouldn't normally mix with these cloud colours, it kinda works and makes the image pop I think.
I've tried a few different ways of colouring clouds lately and this method is my favourite. I was too caught up in the creating when I was doing the clouds to capture the process, but essentially, I cut myself a template and used it at differing angles to create the puffy cloud shapes. I dust around the image once it's masked off with distress ink and an ink duster. The ink duster gives a much softer finish than the distress sponges. I love the finish of the dusters far more. The distress inks I used were Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet and Tumbled Glass. You can find the ink dusters I used at Inkylicious.
I kept the card design very simple as this is such an enchanting image, I didn't want to add lots of other details to the card. My son Zac wanted to send his Nanny a card and my mummy loves purple, so we added this to a purple base card which has a lovely shimmer. With a purple shimmery envelope to match, it makes it quite a lovely set. I really liked the way the balloon extended beyond the frame to look as if it was floating off into the ether. It has a good lashing of glossy accents on it, so up close it's very shiny and it adds dimension, that little extra touch that makes such a big difference.
I hope you'll come and join the fun with us this week at Sweet Stampin' for our 'I Wish I Could Fly' challenge. I think it's rather a lovely theme and can't wait to see what you make of it! I'm heading off with the kids for some holiday fun up at our family beach, so I'll be out of touch now for a few days. But I send you all a big hug and wish you a truly happy week filled with crafty fun. Hugs, Wends xoxo
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