Today's card came about when I was reading craft stamper on Sat night whilst watching the amazing goings on at the athletics. I was intrigued by a technique in there for making patterned paper using masking tape. Such a simple idea but I thought I would try it. First off I did it just as in the magazine with stamping and distress inks to make the backgound paper - but for my purposes that was too busy so I repeated the process just using the ink pads direct to paper over and over to create a lined/grid effect. Then I cut circles out of this and added a stamp that was free from the magazine in the circles. This is what it looks like:
The DI I used were shabby shutters and broken china. I had lots of fun doing this and I think I will be using the initial technique again in a DT piece I've got coming up - lots of fun!!!!
I'd like to enter this card into th following challenges:
Sunday Stampershttp://pinkleart.blogspot.co.uk/: Patterns
LIMsimplylessismoore: Blue and green
Joanna Sheenjoannasheenchallenge: Try something new.
That's all for now - I'm off to my exercise class -with my girls - and will hopefully get a run in tonight too - I don't think the girls would manage that - got to work off that scone, jam and clotted cream plus strawberry gateau somehow! xx
Hugs Rachel xx