22 February 2009
Colour Create Challenge 4
Hi everyone, I hope you're all having a great weekend and are ready for another Colour Create Challenge! This week the theme is pink and grey with an option of cute and cuddly. I hope you can join in this week, there's fantastic inspiration from my DT friends and it's a lovely combination of colours to try.
My image is a cute House Mouse design, not sure if mice are cuddly but I think they're as cute as can be! I stamped it with versafine ink in Smokey grey directly onto the pink card blank, I was thinking about the pink Financial Times, perhaps his shares have gone up?!!! So that I could colour the mouse which I didn't want to be bright pink, I bleached out the mouse part of the design, just using ordinary bleach undiluted and a cotton bud to blend it gently over the image. Not too much bleach is needed as the bleaching effect continues to take out the colour after you've finished blending the area and as it soaks into the card so it's best to be sparing and go over it again if needed rather than soaking. This card took a couple of applications to get the pink out of the card and I left it for a few minutes then coloured the image with markers and drew around the eye with a black fineliner and white gel pen to bring it back to life. The top border of grey card is punched with the MS Doily punch (again!) which I've wrapped with pink polka dot ribbon and then attached to the blank. The sentiment is handwritten and sponged a little black ink around the edges of the card blank. TFL. Chris
Posted by Chris