That's right - you don't need to have your own blog to participate. Simply make a creation using the current colour inspiration photo and take a photo of your work and upload it to the Facebook page. It's that easy.
How delicious are the popsicles and the colours- a veritable pastel rainbow.
I have made a few cards using the inks and my sponge daubers to create a rainbow background for my Superhero! I just love the Everyday Hero, it's a super cute stampset. The background paper is also super easy to use - Irresistibly Floral Specialty DSP - the white on white design is made for adding your own colour background, with the gloss white design resisting the ink.
I call this Liz's "Sponge and Splash Technique"
I used the sponge daubers to randomly add patches of colour and blended them together as I went along. It surprised me how much deeper the Mint ink was in tone compared to the others. Also the Wisteria is more of a grey purple than blue tones so I didn't use large patches of it- I preferred the Sugarplum blended with the Turquoise for purple shades (Primary school colour wheel images coming back??) So that's the sponging part of the technique. Then to mute the colours back to pastel and soften the whole piece I splashed clean water onto the card piece.( You are aiming for large drops rather than puddles! leave it for a moment) then it needs to be blotted it off with paper towel. Sponge and splash - really that easy! If you are not happy with the first splash session you can always do a second splash routine - the results will amaze you.
The beauty of this technique is that it looks different every time! That makes us all artists!!!
I stamped the super hero in Archival Grey ink and coloured her with a blender pen, then layered solid circles of coloured cardstock with a few strands of metallic pink or silver thread behind. The archival ink doesn't bleed when you use the colouring strokes over it, though you need to wait till it's quite dry before you start.
The enamel shapes are the perfect size to work with these figures. The sentiment in the Everyday Hero set are fabulous but I also used the "wonderful" sentiment from the Picture Perfect set. I think most Mum's are pretty wonderful!
Next up this week is my good friend Krissy, I wonder what lovely creation she will have today?
I hope you find some time to be creative and to link up with us on the Facebook page.
Thanks for looking, Liz