You didn't think I had forgotten about the PPP now did you?!
I couldn't let that happen, despite February cheating us all out of
an extra half a week or so!! So here it is - done last night!!!
LOVED the inspiration images & the colours BUT for me purples
don't come so easy & I don't have a lot of purples in my stash.
I don't think I have EVER bought purple flowers so had to
settle on pink, blue & pale yellow (to represent the cream).
For colour challenges I always choose my photos first.
It's the ONLY time I do this as for product challenges
I choose photos to match the product & for sketch
challenges I choose either or first,
Believe it or not the base paper is actually "Marveilleux"from the Cartographer
Collection. It's a lovely pale cream base with a pale grey Damask print.
These "wallpaper prints" as I call them are ALWAYS the easiest ones
to work with for backgrounds as they regress rather than leap out,
that's why a pale base with ALWAYS look more sophisticated
than a loud one & colours DON'T WORK for backgrounds.
I used the Finnabair doily stamp with grey ink for my stamping. Staz-on ink
pads are best for background stamping. They are colourfast/archival
& produce the crispest images. Ranger should work just as well but doesn't.
Stone Grey is a great colour to own as black is sometimes just a bit too harsh.
That background technique may look thrown together in all of 5 minutes
but it is not. Achieving a "mild" mixed media background is something
that takes months to perfect. Gesso is a must as your initial layer then
to achieve the pinks, purples, blues & browns I used Color Bloom
Sprays along with a water brush & absorbent kitchen paper.
It's a delicate addition/subtraction process that should take you at least
30 minutes :) If you have no idea what I am talking about Christin
Gronnslett demonstrates it very well on You-Tube HERE .
I used layering papers from Prima Free Spirit & Evergreen & embellishments
from Prima Epiphany, plus Prima flowers of course! Also a crochet icon
& a paperclip from the Seashore Collection. I love the way that it is so
easy to match Prima collections, unlike many other American
companies, their prints are subtle & delicate enough to do it :)
Take care & have a lovely weekend xo