Sunday, 11 October 2015

You've been tangoed

This card seemed to get more and more orange the more time went on. I ended up feeling that it worked, but wasn't really me. Almost like I'd been fighting to meet the brief, rather than making a card that truly fits my style.

I chose to colour this Clarity image with Distress Markers, mainly because I'd stamped it with Archival ink, rather than Memento, and I couldn't be bothered to redo it. This means it's come out rather darker than I'd intended.

It's also reminded me why I've been following fewer sketch challenges of late. However, unexpectedly it does work with the Tic Tac Toe from CAS-ual Fridays. Let me explain. I used the middle line - colouring, spritzing, die cutting. The spritzing may need explaining - rather than spritzing the card itself, I spread spiced marmalade ink onto a blending mat, spritzed the mat with water, and then transferred the ink onto a piece of backing card. No commercial designer papers here!

CAS-ual Fridays #144 - Tic Tac Toe
Nacho Average #162 - Garden Green, Marina Mist, Tangerine Tango
Mojo Monday #418
Allsorts #332 - No designer papers


  1. Such a cool card. Love that bird image. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

  2. Beautiful card and the orange looks great with the bird.
    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week :)
    AnyOldCraft (DT)

  3. Cool card! I like that you flipped the sketch to make it work for you!

  4. So pretty! love your special misting technique and that bird coloring is to die for! Thanks for playing along with us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

  5. Such a striking image, thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge! Rebecca x