Monday, 17 August 2015

Mix It Up Monday: Giddy goat

This project started out as a tasteful leaf card but quickly evolved into a silly goat. I was playing with watercolour background using the the block technique but it just wasn’t going my way. 

The technique I was trying to use involves scribbling on your clear block with markers, then spritzing it with water before pressing onto Whisper White cardstock. I think I was spritzing too much because the Pool Party and Mint Macaron just disappeared into each other, so I tried again without the water and got this textural effect instead.  

I decided this looked a little like a grassy hill, which was the perfect spot for my paper-pieced goat. The goat looks happy about it anyway. 

I was going to keep the card really simple with just one or two layers, but decided I’ve done a bit too much of that lately, so added some of our lovely new corrugated cardstock to add more texture. And the jute ribbon is quite fun on this project; having removed all but two strands from a strip, I was left with some pretty – and very subtle – fringing, which glistens in certain lights. 

My colour combo, in the end, was Mint Macaron, Pool Party, Soft Sky and Tip Top Taupe… so qualifies for Mix It Up Monday, as this is a combination from my In Color Charts. 

Building update: The builders plan to knock through from the new extension this week, so we’ve moved out of our kitchen and are making do with a kettle and a microwave for a while. It’ll be fine, apparently. And people keep telling me it will be worth it, so I hope they’re right!


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