Hello, and happy Tuesday! It's time for a new challenge at Shopping Our Stash. This week we ask you to use one main color on your project. You could do ombre (gradient color) or just mix up a bunch of scraps or patterned papers. Neutrals are also allowed, but your color of choice should be your main color.
Note: This is a TWO-WEEK challenge!!! You will have until Monday, Dec. 30th, to link up.
I, like several of my DT peeps, ended up using blue as the main color. Here's my card, then I'll explain:
I made the background using this Stenciling with Gelatos technique I saw on Donna Downey's blog. I'm not a big mixed media gal, but this one I thought I could do. The jury is still out, unless, of course, I meant to do that.
Step 1: Cover your card stock with Gesso, then let it dry.
Step 2: Scribble some Gelatos over the background, then spritz with water and spread around (I blended) with your finger. Let dry.
Step 3: Place a stencil over the background and use a baby wipe to "erase" the paint from the openings in the stencil.
That's it. The "I meant to do that" part is the uneven removal of paint, and also the rough lines of the Gesso showing through. I declared it to be "linen" and embraced it.
I thought it needed some darker blue for contrast, so I smooshed some Memento Luxe blue ink onto a piece of white card stock, let it dry, then die-cut some tiny birds from it. I drew a line with a black Multiliner and glued the birds to it. Then I mounted the white panel on a scrap of Hero Arts blue card stock from their Sea Layering Papers and put the whole thing onto a white card base.
I also have a green version that may get blogged once I decide what to do with it.
I think you should play along! Go into your stash and grab a bunch of same-colored stuff, make something, then come back to Shopping Our Stash and link us up so we can see what you've made!
Thanks for stopping by!