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Sunday, 31 March 2019

International Art and Soul Challenge 55

The challenge for this fortnight is Clean and Simple with Blue. Of course, clean and simple is relative. I'm in awe off people who can make really simple cards which just ooze elegance. I really struggle with white space, and my simplest designs just look amateurish to me. So, I compromised.


My original plan was just what you see above, but the white background was supposed to be plain white. I laid it all out and wasn't at all happy.

This morning, the postman delivered a parcel from Crafter's companion that I wasn't expecting for a couple of weeks. (I find it often takes a couple of weeks for them to dispatch, although that might be because I often order during sales!) Anyway, I ordered some A4 stencils to go with the larger gelli-plate I got for Christmas as well as some new colours of gilding wax. I used the handwriting stencil (back to front, as it happens) with some Weathered Wood Distress Ink on the right hand side, and then the fern and crackle stencil. I continued with Distress Ink around the fern itself, then added some beautiful Diamond Imagination Crafts gilding wax. Then, I added a little distress ink around the die cut image (stamp is from Studio Light)  and I was much happier.

I do hope you can join us this time.

4 comments:

CG said...

Gorgeous! The background is beautiful and bet it was a lot of fun to do! So glad that box arrived at the perfect time! Best, CG

International Art & Soul said...

Stunning Josephine, love the background, I might have to go and treat myself at CC :) :) :) xx

Hazel said...

Yes, I agree with previous comments about the background, it's lovely. Hazel x

Margaret said...

Very beautiful. I love all the distressing and stencil work you did for the background. Great background for your image.

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