Good morning all, I do hope you are all well? It’s the weekend, so that is always a good thing! We may even have some sun tomorrow – hooray for that!
Today I am sharing a card that I made from this piece of “art”. I use the term “art” loosely! I coloured this during Kathy Racoosin’s pop up challenge last year. At the time, I also made this card using the same principles of free form lines and simple colouring. I always loved this card, it reminded me of a lava lamp :-).
Back to the panel in question. I’ll be honest. I was really stuck with it, wasn’t sure I liked the colours at all, and this type of colouring was really not something that I was comfortable with. I actually never thought I would use this panel. But, I put my thinking cap on, and this is the card that I came up with.
What do you think? I have to say, I actually really quite like it now that I have decimated it! Funny how a uninspiring square panel can actually become something quite funky when you ruthlessly attack it with your dies!
I simply used four Spellbinders circle dies and cut the entire panel with as many circles as I could (after all I didn’t want any leftovers lol). I then took my My Favorite Things pierced circle dies and cut some coordinating backings for the coloured pieces using vellum, black cardstock, teal cardstock and a blue pearl cardstock – all from scraps which, as you know, satisfies me immensely! I adhered the coloured circles onto the backing circles using double sided tape.
I then played around with the design for a while, and worked out where my greeting would be positioned. I actually planned it in this time – a new experience for me! The greeting is from WPlus9 and was stamped in Versafine onyx black. Now, here’s the thing. I could really do with a MISTI, as this did not stamp too well the first time, and I had to use my Memento Tuxedo black to tart it up a bit! I then heat embossed the second part of the sentiment onto black cardstock and popped it up using foam tape.
Once I was satisfied with the design, I took a photo and then adhered all the coloured circles to the base card.
Of course, I couldn’t quite stop there, so I added some shimmer to a few of the circles and then some glossy accents to a couple of others.
To finish the card, I added some black adhesive stones and a few enamel dots.
Voila! I am going to enter this card into the Seven Hills Craft Monthly Challenge. The colours I used for colouring the panel seemed to work well for option 3 of the colour choices.
I would be really interested in any of your comments. As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely weekend!
Supplies used: My Favourite Things Pierced Circle Stax; Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Small; WPlus9 Hand Lettered Hello; American Crafts Dear Lizzy Enamel Dots; Papermania Adhesive Stones; Kuretake Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer Brush; Ranger Glossy Accents; Hero Arts White Embossing Powder; Versafine Onyx Black; Versamark Ink; White base card; Vellum; Black, teal and pearl blue cardstock scraps; Promarkers in various colours; Black sharpie pen;