Sunday, 7 August 2016
No Matter Where You Go In Life..........
I have made this card for Stamping Sensations this month as my contribution as their guest designer for August for the theme "Anything Goes".
Well, I thought, it's the summer so lets go to the summer heat in the Serengeti!!!!
I loved experimenting with this one (I love to experiment all the time and to see what different effects I can get from my products in my stash).
OK, so, I started this card as usual with a blank sheet of card and painted the background with some lovely warm Aqua Tints. Then I stamped in black versa fine ink some foliage and some Serengeti trees at the edges. Then the rubber stamp comes in to play - this time Elephants from Imagination Crafts Art Stamp range.
Now, this stamp stamps out the background and leaves the main image unstamped so that you can so easily stamp over many mediums and your colours show through - looove these!!!!!!
So, next step was to stamp it on to the background with perfect medium and clear MATT embossing powder. So no shine and basically no image to be seen at this stage either!!!!! The elephants are of course not inked when stamping so the background becomes a resist with the matt embossing powder giving you an easy surface to in this case use diluted bleach and bring those beautiful beasts to life.
I added a couple of black frames and some die cut black foliage and the sentiment "No matter where you go in life, it's who you have beside you that makes the journey worthwhile" - in this case, it's a mothers love with her two infants.
Finished with four Creative Expressions black glue dots in each corner.
I thank all at Stamping Sensations for choosing me as the winner of their "Feature a Creature" challenge and their request for me to be a guest designer this month - it has been a pleasure and great fun - thank you all!!!
I would like to enter this card in to :-
Country View Challenges - Hot Summer Days Challenge.
Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes Challenge.
Thats Crafty - Zesty Zing Challenge.
Hope you like this creation, and thanks for stopping by,