Monday, 21 May 2007

Pink and Sparkly.....who me??


Today was one of those days where I really know I should be doing a whole lot of mundane stuff, but I was itching to do something more exciting. I'm kind of on top of admin (and ironing BTW...woke at 5.20 this am!!...too weird that never happens), and so when i get to a point where I'm almost organised I feel like i deserve a reward.

Right on cue, in comes an email enquiring how I like to use the new PaperArtsy mini backgrounds. (only available to buy from shops we supply at this point. Katy's Corner has all of the newbies in stock, call her if they aren't online yet.)

Here's the result...more pinky sparkly than my usual, but this is exactly what minis are designed for..to make your own BG's to co-ordinate with whatever (papers) you wish them to. Small or large areas and everything in between.

Still lovin those Ranger acrylic dabbers, this time 'peri' and 'aqua' got to feature. Used frayed burlap distress ink and transferred the PaperArtsy Picture Pack image with glazing medium onto white card. The embellishment is using opals EP's with a (probably discontinued) hero stamp to make a faux wax seal kind of effect.

This week's Wednesday Stamper Challenge is Fleur de Lys, so i get to play with those cool gals too. Satisfying day, did something different to my usual and had a total blast. And i didn't have to pick up kids till 4.30pm. Ahh the artistic lifestyle....

TIP: the 'light' dabbers are thicker consistency than other colours, and take longer to prime. Unscrew the lid and drop a couple of teaspoons of water in. Shake and it will be more fluid, but the colour isnt compromised. Also a good trick when your paint is starting to run out.

21 comments:

tina's space said...

Nice to see you playing Leandra!!!!! How are you doll?? Busy, busy as usual. Sometimes you just gotta create no matter what else is going on!

Linda M said...

I'm with you...creating is a treat. Your work today reminds me of a luscious ice cream treat. Great colors.

Viola said...

Wonderful Work! Love the colors,too!!

ISABELLE said...

Now Leandra, I am so so so impressed !! And you know it's not all about your card LOLOL. I love the card too but you know that already !Good luck for the next 6 days ;-)

DymphieM said...

Gorgeous card! Love the background you created and the transfer is so very cool :-)

Silvia said...

Great background and wonderful colors. Love it.

Hermine said...

GORGEOUS!

dani said...

fantastic leandra! I love clowns

Natalie B said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous, Gorgeous!! Can you please tell us which background stamps you used?? Then I'll investigate to see who sells them in Australia.

Thks heaps
Natalie

sanny said...

Love this card! Really like the colors, it's so pretty!
(p.s. Thanks for the tip about the dabbers!)

sanny said...

Love it,I really like the colors!
(p.s. Thanks for the tip on the dabbers!)

Gillian said...

Gorgeous, love the colours, backgrounds, everything!!

Gillian Hamilton said...

Oh this is TOTALLY GORGEOUS!!!!
just love it!

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