Hey everyone! I've been having technical difficulties the last few days and it's made it take WAY longer than usual to get posts and videos and supplies posted. It's frustrating but hopefully I'll have things back to normal for me ASAP (thankfully on your end everything should be showing up and looking normal).
My card for this week's Color Throwdown Challenge is WAY late because of all this. I ended up doing the voiceover in my car in -20(C) - and that corrupted and I had to completely re-do it - in my car in the cold LOL. Lately my car is the only place quiet enough to get a voiceover done as the kids are so loud there's literally no quiet enough place in the house. Usually it's not too bad but of course the last couple of days it's got cold and snowy again! Anywho - here is the challenge for this week:
You can check out what the rest of the Design Team made with these colors HERE <-----click! and there's still time to play along if you'd like!
Here's what I made:
I did a little playing with alcohol inks and created the background on Yupo paper using Pool ink and the Silver Mixative. I was basically just dropping and dabbing the colors on - nothing too special technique-wise!
I also managed to stamp on the finished alcohol ink background with MFT's Tangy Orange Hybrid ink. I heat set the ink with my heat tool (being careful not to overheat the Yupo paper as I'm not sure how it holds up to heat) and it was good to go.
The window was die cut with Ellen Hutson's Strands wafer die, and the stamped images are all from the EH S'Whale stamp set. I heat embossed the whale onto Distress Watercolor paper and watercolored it in with Daniel Smith Neutral Tint watercolor and a water brush.
I heat embossed the sentiment onto the inside of the card (and couldn't for the life of me get a decent picture of it - it says "Get whale soon") with the same silver embossing powder, stamped the images on the inside to finish it off and that was it!
To see how this card came together check out my video below:
Or watch in HD over on YouTube HERE <------click!
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