Here's something a little different, I don't use these colours very often but I think it's turned out quite well. It's Breast Cancer Awareness at Jingle Bells Challenge this month, they donate money for every pink card entered in the challenge making it a very good reason to go pink!
Woodware and the sparkly bits from Stix2, there's a materials list at the end of the post.
The card was coloured using Koi watercolour pens and acetate sheets. On one sheet scribble with the pens, starting with the palest colour first, then spritz with water. Place the other sheet on top to make a sandwich, then pull apart to reveal coloured splodges, place your card on to the splodges and you have a patterned background (well two actually as you can use both sheets of acetate). Once done wipe the acetate clean ready for next time.
When the background has dried stamp the image using Versafine Black ink, then use the Koi pens to colour in the design. The pattern on the background will show through a little but I think it adds to the design.
After colouring stamp the bell part of the design on to sparkly acetate and cut them out. Stick this sparkly layer over the bells to make them sparkle and shine. The other decorations on the design are made using Stix2 glue dots and glitters, foils and micro beads.
The sparkly black card has been punched out of an A4 sheet using a lattice punch by Woodware, this punch can be used as a complete lattice or as an edge just by moving a button across to block part of the cutting process, it sounds complicated but it really isn't.
To mount the image I used Black card and then white card coloured with an alcohol marker that would match the colours in the design. I often use white card coloured around the edge that will be seen, this way I can get my mat layers to tone in perfectly with my design.
Materials list - available from your local craft shop
Woodware Craft Collection - FRS291 Christmas Bells clear stamp
Koi Watercolour Pens
CP19-02 Ribbon Border - Pointelle punch
Stix2 Anything - Stardust Glitter Card - Black
Glue Dots 3mm & 6mm
Seed Bead and Fine Glitter packs
Shiny Transfer foil
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Jingle Belles - Pink Christmas
ABC Christmas - Unusual Colours