The theme for their May Challenge is 'Blue or Pink or Both'. I opted to use both colours in different shades.
Without further delay, here it is
and a close up shot showing the sparkle on the dragonfly more clearly.
I created the background using the Bleeding Art Tissue (BAT) technique again - I'm having loads of fun with this tissue (I got mine in a pack from Amazon in case any of you are wondering). For this background I used Crafters Companion watercolour card, I prefer the way the tissue works on watercolour card as opposed to smooth card (see below for the other version which shows the different effect achieved on smooth card). I have yet to try it on glossy card... watch this space. Using a circle punch to cut out the BAT shapes, which works OK but dies work well too.
The Lavinia images were stamped over the background using black archival ink once the background was completely dry. I then used Paper Artsy 'Snowflake' acrylic chalk paint to fill in parts of the stamped images, this covered up the BAT colours underneath and made the images 'pop'. I used Lavinia glitter to add sparkle to the dragonfly image, it's very sparkly IRL.
Finally I layered the panel over a piece of pink cardstock before adding it to a 6 x 6 card.
So, on to the different effect using the BAT technique on smooth card which can be seen in this next pic
A similar layout and design as the first one but not identical. Again I used the chalk paint on parts of the image and the glitter on the dragonfly image.
and a close up shot
I'd be very interested to hear which of the versions you like best. I like them both but think I prefer the one on the watercolour card as the colours look more vibrant, despite using the same BAT colours on both.
Thanks so much for taking the time to visit here today, I hope you enjoyed your visit and today's projects. Hoping you are having a wonderful Sunday and that the sun is shining on you. I awoke this morning to see a heavy sea mist which seems to be hanging around, I was hoping the sun would burn it off before lunchtime, but that just doesn't appear to be happening. We have a chilly wind too brrrr..... !
I'll be back with more creations soon......