Friday, 2 January 2015

Blue Is The Colour

Hello and welcome to my second post of the day and Happy New Year if you missed the last one.

Today sees the start of our first challenge over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog and for the next fortnight our theme is Blue Is The Colour as you probably guessed from my title :)

Here's my inspiration which is a little bird themed wall hanging creation. Hope you like it. You'll have to excuse the pics too as my camera made some of the blue look decidedly purple!

The first step is to cut some strips of smooth paper or you could use scraps if you have some as I did. As the paper was smooth, it took the inks very well. I used a mix of Color Box Chalk Inks and VersaMagic Chalk Inks. I then added a dot pattern to some with the Crafters Workshop Mini Halftone Borders stencil and stamped the others with the Kaisercraft Script and Diamonds stamps in contrasting darker shades.

I then cut a piece of the smooth paper to 3x5 inches and then applied cobalt and white Brusho Crystals to the 3x5 Gelli Plate which I had sprizted with water. I picked up the colour with the paper, dried it off and stamped on the birds with Archival Cobalt ink. I was just able to stamp 2 birds so look out for the second which will be making an appearance very soon!

I cut a panel of the smooth paper to fit across an A5 piece of thick chipboard and colour with light blue ink. Stamp on diamonds with a slightly darker shade.
Cut pieces of the stamped and stencilled strips to fit at the top and bottom of the chipboard (you'll have some left over for another project) and glue these on. Glue on the central panel and add the cut out bird on the right side. Stamp the bird text with the cobalt ink on the left side.
Add some ribbon to finish.

There's a great prize of a £20 voucher for the online shop for the randomly drawn winner but don't forget to check the rules.
Good luck!
Fliss xx


Desire Fourie said...

Fliss this is just absolutely beautiful with the purple and blue. Love various stirps of design in the background.
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Deborah said...

Those strips make such an effective background - really cool, Fliss. And thanks for the new year wishes - right back at ya xxx.

craftytrog said...

I love this Fliss! Gorgeous colours and design!
Happy new year!
Alison xox

butterfly said...

Fabulous vivid bluebird - and I love how you created the background.
Alison x

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Beautiful. The whole creation (and I love your process) *and* the quote you used. Love!