Morning lovely Bloggers. It's nearly the weekend again. Where do these weeks go too?
It's time for a new challenge over at The Stampman and this time our lovely team mate Sue has set the theme of Swirls and Curls. Bet that got you all excited didn't it. Who can resist swirls, I know I can't. I have to have them on everything.
Here's what I came up with and I made all the paper on it myself and had a lovely, messy time.
Making your own backgrounds is so much fun and also so much cheaper because you already have all the stuff and I generally use cheap printer paper unless it's for the main body of the card when I use either stiffer card or in this case some watercolour paper.
Here's the original sheets for all the things I used on my card.
The first is the watercolour paper sprayed with moonshadow mist Treasure Island Aqua (don't you just love that name). It had a few swirls stamped all over it from Kay Carley's Funky Flowers stamps and I then used a Tim Holtz mask and sponged over it with Spun Sugar and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks.
There is a lovely shimmer from the Moonshadow mist.
The die cut swirls where cut from a sheet of printer paper that had been liberally splattered with French Country Starburst stains and then scrunched up, carefully opened and left to dry. The colours all blend and go soft and the creases have a beautiful shimmer.
For the flower I used another sheet of printer paper. Put some distress ink on my craft mat sprayed with water and then swiped the paper over it. When it was dry, the Tim Holtz swirls were stamped all over with perfect medium and heat embossed with Cosmic Shimmer gold powder.
I cut up the whole sheet and die cut some Tattered Flowers, the extras will come in handy in the future.
The piece of matting was card with bundled sage DI rubbed round the edge and I used the same colour to stamp the swirls on the main card.
Lastly, I didn't have any gold brads so I used some purple ones, dipped them in gold EP and this is the result.
A few liquid pearls were added for a bit more swirl effect, well you can never have enough can you?
All the things I used can be bought from The Stampman so come on show us your Swirls and Curls, the Stampman have a £10 voucher on offer as the first prize.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend whatever you are doing.
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