Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Stampotique Challenge::Bright Colors

"Bright colors" that is all I need to hear and out come the Dylusion Spray Inks again.  Actually, I never put them away, the guest bathroom looks amazing right now, that is all I have to say about that.  I have my definition and my husband has his.
I thought this time I would mix it up a bit and use a blocking technique with Ranger's Distress Ink Pads.  I took a large sheet of water color paper and laid different bright colored ink pads directly on to the paper.  In this case I used Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Pine Needles, Evergreen Bough, Seedless Preserves, Ripe Persimmon, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, etc.....you get the picture.  Just about every color that looked like it might go.  Then I took the sheet into my immaculate bathroom (cough), the one I spoke of earlier, and sprayed it with a water bottle.  I let the inks run and wick together and then did a little bit of blotting around the edges.  When it was dry I cut out the section I wanted to work on and ran it through my Big Shot machine with the Tim Holtz "Rays" texture fade.  I first stamped the Stampotique phrase in the center of the paper and  then I stamped a pile of Stampotiques large toadstools in Archival Gray and heat embossed it with a clear powder.  Then I stamped my Stampotique Angel and the little Hare in Ranger's Black Archival.  I also stamped a row of Daniel's Hearts on a string in white across the bottom, upside down so they look like flowers and heat embossed that too with clear powder.  I covered the edges with a strip of metal foil and distressed it.   I thought it would look nice as a hanging mini calendar so I tore the coiled wire off the almost finished book of water color paper and attached it to the top through two tiny punched holes.  I punched two holes at the bottom and attached the orange scrap of paper to the bottom with jump rings and glued a tiny calendar for July on it.  Voila!  It measures 10" in length (14" if you add the wire on the top) and 5" wide.  I hope you like it.  It is BRIGHT!

Hanging on the wall in my studio.

13 comments:

  1. It is stunning, has an ethereal rainbow effect...wow! I so wish I could see your bathroom ;D
    I love the bright glow that surrounds this angel... I love your technique and the description...so fun! I want to see more...

    ReplyDelete
  2. How great is this!!??!! So bright and cheerful! Thank you for joining us for the SDC this week.
    Val :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. It's bright and I really like it! Love to see your bathroom... Thanks for joining us at SDC 55.

    ReplyDelete
  4. It was worth messing up the bathroom! Lovely and bright. Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique.

    ReplyDelete
  5. How cool! You know I love the colors, and the way you've hung it is funky and fun.

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a stunning colours! Wonderful, thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow! Gorgeous hanging. Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designers challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beautiful wall hanging, love the rainbow. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I know what you mean about the Dylusions sprays - I used them on mine too! This is one of my fave Stampotique stamps and I absolutely love what you've done with it! JulieD

    ReplyDelete