What a fantastic response to our first 'Combined Grind' challenge last week - my piece is still half finished I'm afraid - life just pushed all blogging stuff out of the window last week. But thankyou to those that emailed to check all was ok :)
This week's colours come courtesy of Ruby2Shoes, aren't they gorgeous?!!! The idea for my project started with a metal flower I purchased from The Cubby Hole, Crewe on Tuesday, and some embossing powders I bought at the same time, inspired by Fran on the Woodware stand at the trade show.
This is a small black sketchbook by Daler-Rowney from Dunelm, about A5 in size.
I got my dabbers out to paint a patch of colour on the front, only realising after painting in orange, that it I meant to do it turquoise lol.
So I painted over it!
Then added some green through my flower stencil.
I cleaned my stencil off inside my journal, the start of a page :)
I kept the stencil out to add more colour to the front of the book.
After using the metal flower as a stamp, which didn't show up too well, I attached it to the front of the journal and filled it with green embossing powder.
The green is a very 'flat' colour, so after adding some orange powder to the centre of the flower, I filled the whole shape with kaleidoscope embossing powder for a bit of sparkle!
Some snippets of painted paper and lace, bling and fluffy wool with beads and I was rather pleased with the result. I was trying to keep the design in the bottom right hand corner but my backgrounds always creep into the 'white space'!!!
This week our guest designer, Maria Gurnsey, an ippity chick of great fabulousness, is also providing our prize. Head over to the play date cafe to see the wonderful ippity stamps she's given us to give away :) And whilst you're there, why not check out the great inspiration provided by our wonderful team of designers. This week there are one or two projects other than cards to give you inspiration :)