|Papertrey April Blog Hop Challenge|
Hello everyone! This weekend was busier than usual, so I wasn't able to participate in many challenges. However, I was determined to create something for Papertrey Ink's April Blog Hop. I suppose I think all of the challenges are hard, but this one was particularly challenging. The image is a series of circles, each having it's own various shades of reds and browns/tans. We were asked to 'look deeper' beyond the geometry and be inspired the layering techniques. Well, that's a little tricky for me because I love geometric patterns.
So I thought and thought and thought some more. I knew I wanted to make my husband a Father's Day card, so I let that be my muse. I have strange tastes in color, and one of my favorite colors is a deep reddish brown. My husband and I both love Southwestern Art, and the paintings we are drawn to most include that rustic red dirt hue found in West Texas.
|Happy Father's Day|
The first thing I did was to lay the circles on the left side of the card and blend over that. Since I was blending on the card itself, I started with Distress Ink--Tattered Rose. Then I blended in some Burnt Sienna. For the Scribbles and the strip of brown, I blended Pure Poppy and Burnt Sienna. This helped me achieve the 'layered' or gradation of colors. I topped if off by stamping the sentiment several times: first in Tattered Rose, then Burnt Sienna, and finally I used 02 Micron Pigma Ink to layer over the stamping. This gave the sentiment a 'fuzzy' look...we'll say that was on purpose! I could have, and probably should have, used my Misti, but if we were going for layers, I wanted that to come through.
Papertrey Ink: Pure Poppy, Burnt Sienna, Text Style Scribbles & Keep It Simple: Father, Stamper's Select Cardstock
Tim Holtz: Tattered Rose, Ink Blending Tool and pads
Cocoa Daisy: Limited Edition Stamps: Cacti