This is a scheduled post because I'm playing hookie and going in search of a little literary culture today, I may be gone some time ... but I will be back :))
While I'm MIA, I thought you might like to see what I've been messing around with today. I finally broke open the set of Twinkling H2Os I treated myself to last month, the Summer Fun set ... I can't believe it has taken me this long! Anyway, here's how a piece of black card - recycled embossing folder packaging - looked after I brushed it with some H2Os.
Not too impressive, huh! The black card has a shiny finish to it so after spritzing with water, as per the queen of H2Os, Sheena Douglas's, instructions, the paints just settled into bubbles and it looked pretty disastrous :( The colours applied are Sea Spray, Just Peachy, which looks nothing like what I would consider a peach shade, and Mango Freeze. However, after it had dried I went ahead and embossed it anyway ... what the heck, it was only a bit of secondhand card :) And, surprisingly, it looked much better but I still thought it needed a little something else so I dug out the Rub 'n Buffs, bought for a song some months ago, and applied Autumn Gold - how appropriate - and Patina and I think you can see what a vast improvement.
So from looking quite unpromising at the start, I think it now looks great. Not a bad first attempt and I'm pretty chuffed with the finished card. Here's a close up of the detail.
I think I'm in love with Twinkling H2Os - what do you think?
Cardstock: a square black card base - mine came from The Works some time last year, inexpensive and wasting away in my stash of stash; teal blue smooth cardstock for layering; the piece of black packaging card - also has a shiny finish
Twinkling H2Os from the Summer Fun set
Cuttlebug embossing folder, Kassie's Brocade
Rub 'n Buff, Autumn Gold and Patina
Embellishments: teal organza ribbon and turquoise gems from stash
I'm submitting this to the following challenges:
Scrap It With a Song - Dark Side by Kelly Clarkson
Alphabet Challenge Blog - R for Recycle, Repurpose
That's my lot for this post. I hope you have a great Saturday and I'll see you sometime on Sunday. I'm taking my camera so, be warned, I'll be snapping lots of bookshops and bookish folk enjoying chat with more bookish folk and admiring book displays ... I know how to live :))
In the meantime, happy crafting,