Saturday, 9 September 2017

A Challenging Colour Challenge

Hi! I decided to make a background with distress oxides, using the colours in the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. The closest colours I had were Peeled Paint, Wilted Violet and Spiced Marmalade. I smooshed them onto my plastic mat, spritzed with water, and dragged my card through the inks. I dried the card, then splodged more ink on, repeating this a few times. I dropped a few water droplets onto it, and dried it again. I love the look of the resultant colour splodges, but do they still meet the requirements of a colour challenge? I used only the 3 colours, and I can still pick them out, but they have also merged and blended, and the oxides create a lovely rusty look. So I'm not sure if it's ok or not for the challenge, but I carried on anyway. I was itching to use one of the dies I bought when I got the Big Shot, so I ran it through the machine with some white hammered card, because I like the texture. I decided not to paint the die cut, except for the hare's eye, to give it a clean look against the oxides. I stuck it to the oxides background, then spritzed with Glimmer Mist, and then layered it on black and then purple cardstock.




I'm entering this one in the following challenges:

CAS Colours & Sketches (I hope it counts!)



Ingredients:
Distress Oxide Inks: Peeled Paint, Wilted Violet and Spiced Marmalade
Dies: Xcut: 'Folk Rabbit'
Glimmer Mist: 'Iridescent Gold'


10 comments:

karen h said...

Gorgeous background! And that die is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

ionabunny said...

Pretty colour and I love that die. Hugz

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I love how your colours have blended to give the rusty finish. It is amazing what colours can be achieved with the oxides. Thank you for sharing with us over at That's Crafty and joining in with the Rustica Blog Challenge. Best Wishes Tracey.

Jane said...

Love the look of the white diecut silhouettes and I can see some of the sparkle catching the light in your pic. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Craft-E-Place said...

I love the oxide background, it works so well. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards
Elaine

Fiona Whitten said...

That fabulous background certainly sets off the die to perfection. Thanks for joining us on this week's CC&S challenge.

Cathy P. said...

Love the way you created your background with the three inks and then used the white die cuts on top!! Thanks for playing with us at CC&S this week. Cathy

Beverley said...

Awesome background with the Oxides and LOVING that die. Thanks so much for joining in at CC&S and my apologies for my late commenting. Hugs Bev x

samantha's cards said...

Such a great card, thanks for playing along with us at CC&S.

Tracie Pond said...

Your design is so unique and fun. Love the background. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards.