Good Morning Ladies,
I have been having so much fun experimenting with all of these new background techniques, are any of you tried anything new for this challenge?
We had another lovely sunny day yesterday, so Paul was keen to get down to some gardening when he got home from work, although we have been trying to source some Compost and grow bags, I know that they aren't 'essential' but they are if you want to grow tomatoes and strawberries, we didn't have too much success last year with strawberries, so we thought we would try putting some in grow bags this time, well we will do a mix of some in grow bags and some in ground and see what happens.
After many hours research we have done a 'Click & Collect' at B & Q, we are just waiting for notification of our time slot for collection, watch this space, the local garden centre was doing the same thing but both the Compost and Grow Bags were more expensive. So fingers crossed we should be able to move forward by the weekend, some of the seeds we put in a few weeks ago are ready for potting on or planting out, we have Swiss Chard, Kale, Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflowers all coming on nicely, on Monday I put Chinese Cabbage, Beetroot, Peas and Climbing beans in too, I can't to see them all out growing in the garden.
Now let me tell you about the technique I used for today's card, I used Tracy Evans 'Passion Flower' stamp, stamping with Versamark (clear/sticky) ink, the adding White Embossing Powder and hear setting. To create the background I took 3 colours of Alcohol Inks adding a bit of each colour to the blending tool and adding stripes across the card, afterwards I took a clean blending tool and wiped over the embossed area to reveal the white embossed image. To highlight the stamped image I used my Polychromo pencils to some of the colours that feature in the background..
Now I am going to be honest and say that I was tempted to just bin it, Paul said that I should put it onto a card base and see what it looked like with a sentiment added, which I did and decided it didn't look as bad as I thought!
It's a fun technique to try, we only usually use Alcohol inks on shiny card, it looks completely different and little more subtle on matt card.
The two photos are taken in different light as I tried to show the 'actual' colour, the top one, taken out in the garden is the most like the original.
I hope you all have a lovely day today,
Love and hugs to all of you,