It's challenge time again over at Sweet Pea Stampers and this week the theme is Pearls and Lace. The prize is three Sweet Pea Stamps supplied by the lovely Lynette from Sweet Pea Stamps.
I have to say I've absolutely loved this challenge and have used it as an opportunity to drag stuff out of my stash that has been neglected or dare I say forgotten about!!! The rest of the girls on DT have created some stunning projects for your inspiration, so please do stop by their blogs and take peek (links are in my sidebar). Now whilst we're on the subject of the Sweet Pea DT I thought I'd let you know that we are on the hunt for a new member as the lovely Teri has had to step down due to her commitments with Delicious Doodles. If you're interested please email Pascale (her details can be found on her blog or on the SPS challenge post).
So onto my card!
I decided that I try a Gesso resist technique out that I saw posted by those awesomely talented Craft Fairies over at The Craft Barn. I used my faithful old Viva My Paper World Stamps to create the Gesso swirls. The purple background colour was created with Dusty Concorde Distress Inks which I then spritzed with Perfect Pearls Mist (sadly you can't see the effect that it gives IRL). For a first attempt I'm really not too unhappy with the end result and will definitely be exploring this technique further as I have a few projects in mind that this technique will lend itself to perfectly!
The image is of course Ching-Chou Kuik's Blue Eye Fairy (except mines got green eyes:) ) which has been coloured with Promarkers. I've added Viva Pearl Pen to the centre of the flowers in her hair and stickled the stars in the corners of the image. The lace flower was made from a cotton lace doily that I cut the centre out from and then hot glued the centre to make petals and attached a pearl button. I then dabbed it all over with some of my new Tim Holtz Distress Stains and spritzed it with water to make the colour bleed. The pearl swirl was created using a Prima E-line template and Viva Pearl Pen.
Thanks for stopping by today and please don't forget to check out the DT member call.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Craft Barn - Gesso technique
Aud Sentiments - No sentiment
Crafty Purple Frog - Monochromatic
In A Sweet Pea Dream - Bling it up
Southern Girls Challenge - Lace & Pearls
Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle & Shine
Magical Mondays - White and one other