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Monday, 16 November 2015

Dipping My Toes


My creative output of late has not been prolific, to say the least. However, after spending a few hours mucking about, I ended up with one solitary card.

Okay, not quite true, as the majority of the play was in making colourful backgrounds onto various pieces of card, using Ken Oliver's Colour Burst Powders.


Once I had a selection, I cut out the shapes using a Spellbinders Die, Contemporary Circles. I took a separate piece of card and sponged over yellow and orange distress inks, adding texture with stencils. Finally, I stamped a Hero Arts sentiment using black Archival ink.

So yes, I can say I've dipped my toes into making inkier, artier projects. I haven't quite abandoned the clean and graphic style, though. It's a start. I have plenty of coloured card and offcuts leftover. Enough to make at least one other card.

7 comments:

kjjc said...

oo I do love that shape. You've used it before and it's always gorgeous. don't know much about the colour bursts. Are they like Brushos?

Ardyth said...

Very cool! Love the bold colours and the artistic feel! I haven't tried those colour bursts yet - they look too 'out of control' for me! lol!

Michele said...

Love the vibrant colour combination - great die too!x

Richard Pettitt said...

Yes Paul!! Inky goodness. :-) Super design too. Looking forward to seeing your workspace/playspace later this month, if I may?

Craftychris said...

This is fabulous! I think I need this die xxx

alexa said...

I've not come across these - they do have a vibrant burst of energy to them, don't they! Looks great with 'white' space.

Neet said...

Good to welcome you back to inkiness. I love this diecut that you have, it is so bold and can change to so many different moods depending on the colour. I think it was an admirable choice of yours.
Hugs, Neet xx