Monday, May 14, 2018
The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge
You know I love playing on the Outlawz Forum and I really always try not to miss the Tuesday Color challenge because it often takes me a bit out of my comfort zone and allows me to explore different styles. Generally, I'm struggling last minute (like today) but it's always fun. I probably wouldn't have so much trouble if I didn't take things so literally, but that's how I roll.
So here's the swatch and of course I couldn't get the peacock feathers out of my mind. The dies are old Spellbinders and my first attempt was to cut them in white and color them with Copics. Hideous! Second attempt was to cut out of the DCWV Glitzy Glitter stack which is lovely paper with a superfine glitter finish that doesn't shed, but doesn't die cut for crap because of the stuff they use to make that glitter stay put. It cuts through the glitter and the backing, but that in between just doesn't give up. I ended up using a craft knife to get some of the intricate pieces free. After that I decided to use stickers for the sentiment and corners instead of trying my luck again with dies and chose a birthday sentiment because there's gobs of challenges calling for Birthday cards at the mo. So obviously my other colors are green and gold(ish) and my twist is to add sparkle and shine. Done before 6:00. YAY, me!
I'm adding this to the C.R.A.F.T Challenge #467 and Annual Birthday Blog Hop, the DL.Art May Linky Challenge, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #81 AG,