Hello! We have a new challenge at Incy Wincy Designs Challenge Blog. The challenge is on Flowers and Colour Palette. I am using a silhouette image from Beccy's Place. This image is part of the Fallow Fields set.
I blended several inks on Strathmore Bristol paper. I am using Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry and Fired Brick in lieu of the challenge's color scheme as seen above. I flicked some water on the panel then picked up the water droplets with a paper towel.
I wanted to print the image on the panel but I did not want to mess up the blended panel. I used the Cricut Design Space to draw the image on the panel instead. There is a feature in Cricut Design Space called SnapMat if you are using the mobile app. This allows you to take a photo of the material to be cut or in this case, drawn on, while adhered to the cutting mat. Once you have a photo taken, you can position the image to the center of this. This means to me that I can cut my scraps and I can place my cardstock anywhere in the Cricut mat. What a great feature!
Back to drawing the image, I wanted to use a navy blue marker but I don't have the Cricut marker of this color. I only have a navy Zig Color Twin marker. Knowing that I can push out the pen holder, I rubber banded the marker on the area that will have contact with the area where the pen holder used to be. There are adapters on sale online but I don't have those. The only worry I have at this point is the marker moving during the drawing process. But it did not! Another great discovery! Imagine the possibilities.
I did not want to re-activate the Oxide inks so I used Faber Castell Polychromos pencils in coloring the drawn image. I added some details to the flowers using a navy glitter marker and a white Pilot Juice gel pen.
I used the Avery Elle Pierced Mat Elle-ments to die cut the inked panel. The lay-out is longer than the die that I used so I partially die cut the lay-out, then moved the die to the bottom of the lay-out, making sure that the pierced dots are aligned, then run this through the Sizzix Big Shot.
I stamped the sentiment using Hero Arts Navy Shadow ink. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches Magical Sampler stamp set.
I adhered this to a navy textured cardstock, then to a white top folding notecard. I trimmed off the edges by using the diagonal panel die cut as guide, coming up with a shaped card. This is a bit narrow than the regular A2 sized note card. I had this matted on another blue cardstock but I changed my mind later on, so I trimmed this off.
Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you join us in today's challenge. I cannot wait to see what you create. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!
Maria Giselle B.
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