Hels and I have been up to our antics again with another recipe challenge, but this time we were a little short on time so we decided to put a time limit on our efforts. 30 minutes! I also entered this tag in to the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week, which is to do something messy! I think my background qualifies!
Here's our recipe of ingredients:
- #10 manila tag
- painted background
- stamping with paint
- sentiment of choice
Ready... set... go! I started with my painted background, which I did using 3 colors of Ranger's paint dabbers: wild plum, stream and willow.
I added some accents using my craft scraper, black paint dabber and white gesso, giving both horizontal and vertical accents. I stamped my hand-carved circle swirl stamp with stream paint in several places...
And then my hand-carved leaf in willow paint as well, highlighting each with a white gel pen.
Since I was on a time limit I sketched out a quick, simple house on book text, cut it out and colored it in with Faber-Castel aquarelle watercolor pencils and a water brush for blending.
And, finally, a Dylusions sentiment... one of my favorites... such a nice thought to believe in the absurd.
Hope you liked our speed-tag! I must admit we gave ourselves a few extra minutes to finish up, but just a few! It's fun to work quickly - no time to over-think each move (and I'm an over-thinker from wayyyy back... working on that...) Be sure to pop over to Hels' blog and see her tag - once again... same recipe, totally different results! And gorgeous as always!
We'll be back in a few days with another Recipe Challenge! We started it a couple weeks ago and then I got sick.... so it took a while to finish it up. It's perfectly timed for Valentine's Day!
See you soon! Thanks for stopping by.