Anyway one way to banish thoughts of this miserable weather is a fab new challenge called Cure for the Monday Blues run by the lovely Taheera. Every Monday she will be posting an inspirational photo and here is the one posted for this very first challenge:
Aren't they the most gorgeous colours? Makes you think of summer sun, sandy beaches...........oh well, we can only dream eh? Here's what I came up with.
There's been a lot lately about spray painting using a hand pressed air tool with your alcohol markers. This seems to have come about from the recent CHA exhibition. When I saw it I thought, I've got one of those - so went hunting and sure enough I have got one but it's called Blitzer and my sister bought it for me donkey's years ago along with a video (shows how old eh?), marker pens and stencils. So I dusted it off and got some Flexmarkers ready. I've used a Clarity Stamp Stencil on a piece of white cardstock and sprayed the colours I needed. It's surprising how much ink gets blown out over the card by just squeezing the bulb of the spritzer.
This was mounted on a 5" square card. I die cut the two bottom corners using Cheery Lynn Fancy Corner Cuts #4 - these are great as you get three styles but two dies of each so you can cut the edges in one go. I used the waste from the corners at the top of the spritzed card, added a ribbon and the sentiment is Stampin Up Whimsical Words which was cut out using SU label punch. Final touch was some Liquid Pearls.
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