Hello friends! Today I'm sharing the card I made for challenge #57 at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner.
This weeks sponsor is QKR
I've chosen a digi image called,Sitting Unicorn.
"Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn. Then always be a unicorn."
I had just found that saying on Pinterest and it cracked me up. As soon as I saw this digi I knew I wanted to use that saying on my card.
This week's theme is Anything goes and add 1 image, 2 die cuts, and 3 embellishments.
I spent quite a while coloring the shaded parts of the unicorn with a really interesting color combination,leaving most of the body white. Then I decided I wanted to add a touch more color using the" bubble technique." That's where you add dish soap and ink or paint to water. Blow bubbles in the mixture with a straw,and touch your paper to the bubbles you've blown.
I've never done this technique before and I probably should have tested it on a piece of scrap paper first...but I didn't...and I was a little
shocked surprised with how much color got transferred to the image. There was no going back from the big splotch of green in the middle of my unicorn so I just kept adding more color. I liked the finished look but all that beautiful shading I had just created disappeared.
Since I still had all this bubble/ink solution mixed up I decided to bubble up a test sheet of paper after all. Of course that turned out exactly how I thought it would! I used part of that paper behind the rainbow glitter paper,and on the inside of the card.
The die cut swirl was inked up with metallic pigment inks. I stamped a star stream over a part of the swirl and embossed it with glitter embossing powder.
Parts of the unicorn were painted with Frost smooch glitz, and the image has amazing sparkle to it in real life. It just didn't photograph well at all. The whole card is one big sparkle.
Thanks for the blog visit,and for all the wonderful comments you leave for me to read.
Looking forward to seeing your take on this week's challenge.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Card Mania Challenge #18 Punches/diecuts
Crafty Bloggers Network #10
Make It Monday #135
Mema's Crafts April Anything goes
Sparkle N Sprinkle Use a digi
Stamp And Create April
Challenges 4 Everybody#17 Anything goes
Catch The Bug Challenges April Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss #178 Anything goes with sparkle
Paper Take Weekly Anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door 2-8 April Anything goes
Make My Monday Create your own background
Challenges 4 Everybody #18 Anything goes
Invisible shading on unicorn:BV00,RV10,BG10
Bubble solutions: Magenta, Blue, Purple, Lime green
White paint pen to accent