Monday, 19 July 2010

Resist Challenge

A bit more formal, after my grunge bling, with a couple of challenge cards
I entered these cards for the KCUK yahoo group July challenges. 
I made a sheet of background card by clear stamping and embossing my favourite stampattack swirl. I then stamped it with script, dried it then blended Distress Inks over it all in Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive and Spiced Marmalade. 
The first card was for the sketch challenge and the following two were for the resist challenge so I used the same background for all three because I liked it. Don't know if I should but I DID!.
The two angels stamp is from Paperartsy and there is no indication to who makes the tree block stamp and I got it as a gift. Paperartsy make one very similar.
I also stamped the tree using the same resist technique.
The distressed edges of the next card really don't fit in well with the overall look.
Next post will be a bit more experimental as I am in the process of painting a display box with a prime coat of Gesso before it is altered. I'm winging it and don't really know what I'll do with it until it just happens... watch this space. 
I'm also in the middle of making Bumble Bee and Lady Bird dresses for my three grandees and crocheting little black skull caps, complete with antennae to go with them. hard to see what I'm doing with black yarn in this dull rainy weather, so I wish the sun would come out and help me! Keep an eye out for the results............


Cath Wilson said...

It's a great background, Jo and those colours look great together. Love how they turned out and that tree is a wonderful stamp!

Neet said...

Lovely cards Jo - I do like the citrus look you have got with your colours.

Paul B said...

Wow Beautiful warm cards Jo. Love your swirled stamp in resist technique and how all the colours co-ordiante. Pxx

sam21ski said...

Great set of cards, love the background and choice of colours.

How do you get it to resist so well, it looks really crisp and clear xxxx

lisa said...

Hi Jo. I love your background. This is one of my favourite techniques but I've never tried such zingy colours. It looks brilliant on your tree card. I really love that one.
Hugs Lisax

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Beautiful cards Jo, I adore the resist background :-)
Hope DH is improving.
Anne xx

Dotpat said...

Love them Jo, the resist background is great

Lottie said...

these are truly amazing - such gorgeous colours