Sunday, May 27, 2007

Isa's blue challenge

Helloooo !

Here's this week's challenge. As we are doing the alphabet, there will be no surprise. We are doing


but how about the options ?

Option 1 : B for blue

Option 2 : Use your Distress inks as watercolors.

If you have not tried that yet, you're going to love it. Just press your inkpad on a craft sheet or plastic table mat and pick up
the ink with a brush as you would do with watercolors. You'll see that the Distress shades are really versatile and perfect for a lot of pictures. If you have some, you can also use the Cut n' Dry nibs, but it's much easier with a good watercolor brush. Try to blend the colors to obtain lots of different shades.
This is one of the techniques explained in my book (yes I know, it's not in English...)
The examples above are an ATC (for the alpha swap I'm doing with my friend Ilka) and a tag in a pocket done for another swap. The boy and the fish on the tag is painted with Distress inks.

Make sure you read the "how to participate" before you enter the challenge :o) and I shall see you on Friday to announce the winner :).
21 participants is the higher we have reached. Let's see if we can beat that ! Spread the word ;-)

If you don't want to do challenge and option on one single card/tag/ATC/page, please do several. You can enter as many times as you like !

So here's my 1st, I really hope I can get to another one tomorrow, contribution to this challenge. Believe me, it didn't turn out anything like I had pictured in my head! LOL Must remember to do my b/g's before I start sticking things on!

No distress inks here, oops I forgot, I have Tattered Rose (not quite blue), so I did the blue option.

The waves are wavy corrugated 'paper', the ball and sun are felt, Letters are stickers, one of my fav things right now.

Thanks for looking.

Thanks too for all the wonderful comments that my friends and visitors have been leaving.

Later Gators!


ISABELLE said...

Ahoy ! this is really cute and creative. Like the corrugated.
Thanks for playing again :-)

coonie said...

Great card, I like the waves a lot :)

Nicole said...

Looks good. ;)

Jacqueline's Craft Nest said...

Nice and original!

Rob Keogh said...

Very creative and free, a lovely piece. Thanks for visiting me M-B and your lovely comments.

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

A lovely card - very original

Anonymous said...

MB you are doing fab your 'em LT