Monday, 30 January 2012
Pass the Salt Please!
Rainbow Lady's Challenge, they have celebrated Robbie Burns on 25th January, by asking for a project with a Scotish theme. I have searched my stash, I can't believe I don't have a piece of tartan ribbon, something I must put right , the next time I'm buying stash. I am hoping the thistles stamps will be acceptable, along with the colour purple, which I always associate with Scotland. I had great fun creating the background of this card. From one A4 sheet of card I made 4 completely different cards. Firstly I started with the lighter colours at the bottom, adding Peeled Paint across the width, landscape orientated. Then above blended with Shabby Shutters, then above Victorian Velvet, then blended Dusty Concord, of course any of the TH Distress inks colours are suitable. Place it on a sheet of newspaper, spray water over the page, until it is all wet, you can see the colours dispersing into each other. Then I added the magic, ordinary Sea Salt from a round tub, sprinkle it in patches over the wet card. This is the only difficult part - be patient. Allow it to dry as much as possible naturally, for the salt is soaking up the colour, which will leave patches. Depending on how wet it is, expect it to take approx one and a half hours. You can speed the drying process but be careful for the salt which is dry may 'ping' all over. When totally dry brush off with a brush or I find my fingers work best. You then decide how your going to cut up the page for cards. This one when dry, I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black with Lavinia Thistles. Added a few gems, a piece of ribbon and matted onto a piece of black card. Another card from the same sheet can be found .here