I've managed to make an entry for the PaperArtsy Blog Challenge again this week......at the last minute as usual, lol! At least I have a good excuse this time though as I've been having a clear out of stash I've sort of outgrown. It makes me cringe with guilt looking at the pile of stuff I'm finally turfing out of my craft cupboards but I know I will never use it so out it's going, some to the charity shop and lots to my little grandson's childminder where I'm sure it will give lots of pleasure although it does seem sacrilege to cut up all that pearlescent card........enough card blanks to stock a shop, lol! It's taken me several days to go through everything and I think my next job should be doing the same with my wardrobes and clearing out the stuff I've 'outgrown' in there too. I'm just kidding myself if I think I'll ever fit in quite a lot quite a lot of that again, lol!
Anyway, on to my challenge make. One of the designers this week was Joanne Wardle and I always find her deceptively simple looking cards impressive and not so simple to actually create. This week's example, which you can find HERE, was no exception and I had to improvise a bit because I didn't have the relevant PaperArtsy stamps or indeed anything like some of them.
For the slightly splattered circles in the background I used a circular foam blender to apply the paint circles and then spritzed with water to make them 'fuzz' round the edges. I don't have the PA splatter stamp either but found a wood backed one (no name on it) that has survived my stamp cull (I've found new homes for a lot of my wood backed stamps). The stitch effect line is from a clear set I've had for years and the rings were made with a bottle top. What I did have though is the fabulous set of pretty JoFY Fresco Finish paints. I think I need to get another set of these limited edition paints while the going is good because I can't stop using them, lol!
That's it from me for today. Here's wishing you all a sunny Sunday with a pleasant week to follow, See you again soon.