Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Colour Create - Blue and White

Havn't entered Colour Create for a while and have missed the creative challenge, having caught up with some of the other challenges I love to enter this one had to be next. The colour create challenge this week was to use blue and white with an option of a Vintage finish which fits well with my mood of the moment so went for it!
Started off intending to use a plain white background but then thought it needed a bit of colour - inked it. Then thought it looked too new - stamped crackle background. Next thought was that the joins of the crackle needed softening - inked some more. Then realised I hadn't got a plain white background any more. Does this sound familiar or is it only me this happens to?

The image I coloured with prismacolors and sansodor and hit on a great technique, this may be new ground (or maybe not) When you colour and blend with sansodor it leaves an aura around the image which acts like a resist. When you then apply a water based dye ink (Tim Holtz) it resists the dye, where the sansodor is, leaving a sofly blended halo around the image.

So come on fellow crafters do I name this after myself and start blowing trumpets or are you sniggering up your sleeves thinking fancy not knowing that : )

Anyway back to reality, the shopping list:-

Stamps - Stampin up, Rubber Stampede
Colouring Medium - prismacolor and sansodor
Inks - Tim Holtz - Faded Jeans, Weathered Wood, Walnut Stain
Papers - Kanban

Just checked back on the Colour Create site to copy the link and realised there is also a prize up for grabs from Simon Says which also comes with free postage, wow can't be bad.
Have fun all

x Michelle


Chris said...

LOL, sorry Michelle but no you can't name it after yourself hee! It is fun discovering these effects though and seeing what can be done with them. Your card is gorgeous, just love that stamp and your colouring and image background have that perfect vintage look. Great papers and design too. Chris xx

Debs said...

Really love the card Bee

lisa said...

This is fantastic Michelle. I really love that crackle background. I'm storing up these wonderful ideas for a scrapbook page!!!! Your image is beautifully coloured. It's always great discovering new things isn't it!


Mina said...

you should defo name that technique Michelle lol...fabulous card I love the distressing, great feel to it...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

scrappyjan said...

Love your card Michelle, The card is gorgeous and love the vintage feel to this beautifully colored image.. Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge..

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Fabulous card and I love all your inking. I love the image you have used and your colouring.

Thank you for joining us at CC this week.

Jo and the CC DT

Di said...

WOW this si fantastic michelle, love the crackle paint effect and the colouring of the image is so fab too! amazing

Thanks for joining C.C this week

Di xx

Sharon said...

Wow! This is fantastic Michelle. That background is amazing. You rock! Thanks for joining the Colour Create challenge.
Sharon xx

Question of Identity said...

Love the card Michelle. Looks like a scene from Huckleberry Fin. Now there's a real blast from the past!