Sunday, 14 October 2012
Calendar Challenge Week 3
March's page for the Craft Barn Calendar Challenge has to have some green, yellow and white. This week the DT on the Craft Barn blog have been highlighting the use of oil pastels. I bought some of these a while ago so was interested to see how the DT had used them. I was particularily keen to try using them with Sansodor as Jane has done here. My base card is pearlescent Bazzill in a creamy yellow colour embossed with a Cuttlebug paisley folder. I coloured the Hero Arts tulip stamp with Whisper markers in green yellow & orange and spritzed with water. I stamped off the first image onto scrap paper, sprayed again and used the second image. I then spritzed a gold shimmer spray over the image which is giving a slightly blotchy appearance to the tulips. The mat behind the image and the strip behind the calendar is made of 3 different green oil pastels scribbled diagonally and then rubbed with Sansodor. This year I am planning on binding my calendar with my Bind-It-All so I am leaving a 2cm allowance at the top.