Saturday, 21 November 2015
The Winter Blues
Hello all and a warm welcome to a chilly Words and Pictures.
I'm here (or rather not here - scheduled posts are a wonderful thing!) with my second inspiration offering for Doreen's theme at Country View Challenges - and The Colour Blue has become colder than ever!
As you may remember from my first blue tag earlier this month, I gave myself the additional challenge of trying to keep things a bit simpler and, while the first one was a "yes-and-no" on that front, I think I've fulfilled the brief this time.
(Hopefully it makes for shorter posts too - much needed after the Mixology extravaganzas of recent days!)
I started with a tag cut from ivory card and the background was as simple as a couple of spritzes of Distress Spray.
It's Chipped Sapphire and Blueprint Sketch if I remember rightly... sprayed from the top left corner downwards.
Then I stamped the beautiful bird from the recent Sara Naumann set for PaperArtsy.
I love the bleak, spare image, so that's why I wanted to stick to a bleak, spare background.
I wanted a little more tree going on, so I stamped the bare branch too.
Both of them were embossed with fine black embossing powder, and you can see a few grains of powder escaped and attached themselves to bits of spritz that weren't yet dry.
I don't mind at all... embrace that happy accident, I say!
For a bold contrast, I stamped the words in Versamark over the dark inky sky and embossed them in white.
And I finished up with some fine spatters of white (and Weathered Wood I think) "snow" in the sky, and the simplest of toppings.
There you go... simply blue! I hope you'll be inspired to come and play along with The Colour Blue over at Country View Challenges. Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you all have a great weekend.
Oh, "darkly, deeply, beautifully blue",
As someone somewhere sings about the sky.
from Don Juan by George, Lord Byron (he's quoting Robert Southey who was actually talking about the dolphins in the sea!)