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Sunday, 27 May 2018

International Art and Soul Challenge 34

Our challenge this time is No Squares or Oblongs. So, we want to see circles and ovals - or anything else that isn't full of right angles!

I went for something quite simple this time.

I started by making a card blank using a Tonic die. Its a rather jagged circle, but it's definitely not square. Then, I created a couple of backgrounds using Distress Ink, water and some Sheena's Stamping card. I used my two favourite colours here - Peacock Feathers and Ripe Persimmon. There's also some Squeezed Lemonade but it doesn't seem to have made much impact on the final result. I cut a large circle from the lighter of the two backgrounds, and stamped it with some stamps from a new set I bought recently from Printable Heaven. It seems that they now sell physical crafting bits as well as downloadable images. I then stamped an arrangement of larger dandelions and cut it into a slightly smaller circle, intending to use that as the focal point of the card, but when I tried it, it just didn't work at all. So, I stamped just one dandelion head on an off-cut and cut a much smaller circle. Both circles were edged with Distress Ink. To complete the card, I stamped a sentiment in Versafine ink to ensure a good, solid black. Now I've just got to decide what to do with the larger arrangement. I really liked it; it just didn't work for this project.

I hope you can join us this time.

4 comments:

Hazel said...

I love this card, the jagged circle, which I haven't seen before, and the beautiful dandelion stamp. I have a dandelion stamp, similar to this one, I've had it for a couple of years but haven't used it yet. I might have to dig it out, if I remember. Hazel x

Christine Harrop said...

This ragged circle is new to me but it's a great die and the dandelion is great too. I love the background you have made. Christine x

Mimi said...

I so love this Josephine, the dandelion stamp is just beautiful and your colour choice is awesome too :) :) Super duper card :) :) :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a pretty round card! Very nice!!!

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