Good Morning Ladies,
I can hardly believe its Thursday, lucky for me Paul's office has a power outage today, so he is working from home, YAY!! (I'm easily pleased 🤣😉). Yesterday was lovely all day, well up until around 6pm when the heavens opened, Paul made me jump as he flew from his chair, he had remembered that we had washing on the line that would have been dry!! I decided not to follow as the last time I rushed out to get washing I spent about a week in agony, I did arrange it on the airing horse in front of the Aga though. You know I am tempted to look for one of those airing racks that you raise up with a pulley over the Aga, they are probably a thing of the past, great space saver though, mind you I take the laundry outvof the kitchen whenever we cook, I can't imagine anything worse than underwear smelling like boiled cabbage!!
Yesterday I spent the whole day playing at my desk, I started out by making a little storage folder for my Pink Frog stamps, Hazel Eaton made one on tv and I thought it was a great idea keeping all of the one companies stamps in one folder together. I will share a picture of it on Saturday.
I had the Craft Store on in the background and they had some Bali Batik fabric on, it was gorgeous, some of the patterns were beautiful. So I thought that is what I am going to have a go at for my last technique of the week!
I took a piece of A4 white card and after a bit of deliberation I decided to go with mostly leaves/ferns for my Batik pattern, I stamped the first two stamps in Versamark ink and added clear Embossing powder and heat set, I decided to use shades of green for the other stamps but to be honest they didn't show up as well, so just stick to clear. After heat setting all the embossing I spritzed mt card with a bit of water and screwed it up a bit, bent it and folded it to get some visible creases. I will say that I used Ann Marie white card and it cracked and ripped quite a bit, I am going to try again using my favourite Pink Frog Super Smooth to see if it did the same. My next step was to spritz my card with Pearlywinks Vibe spray inks, I love them, the colours are great. The Blue Grotto and Chatreuse Green match perfectly with Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide, which I used to try and enhance the creases. I took a piece of kitchen roll and wiped over the embossed areas to reveal the white areas and that was it.....
This is my finished piece, it looks brighter in my hand, I am really pleased with how it turned out.
I decided to go for a DL size card so that I would only use a small piece of my background, I matted a layered a DL card finishing with my Faux Batik piece, I wanted to keep as much of the lovely design on show as possible so went for a simple sentiment, I made a little area for the Hello to sit on using the Fauxgrain Ribbon die and a little white die cut and added a little 'Friend ' sticker underneath.
I hope you like my design, it is something supwr simple that anyone could do. It would also look totally different with different stamps and colours. I really hope that I have given you a little inspiration this week, I have thoroughly enjoyed the five different techniques that I have tried tjis week, there are so many more to try so I would like to revisit this challenge.
I look forward to seeing your designs too.
Have a lovely Thursday,
Love and hugs to all of you,