Sunday, June 7, 2020

A Color Burst Mess

The Crafters of Faith have a monthly challenge (we take turns choosing the Scripture/Theme) and we share our creations on the 7th of each month. Today is the 7th so it's time to share this month's card.

I am actually super excited to see what the other Crafters of Faith made this month... because it's MY month. As this month's hostess, I got to choose the Scripture/theme.

Scripture: Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Challenge: This has long been one of my favorite Bible verses because it reminds me that I can do things in God’s power. I do not need to be fearful. God will equip me. For this month’s challenge, I’d like you to think of some paper-crafting technique, fold, or some other thing that you’ve been fearful of trying and let go of the fear and give it a try! (And no, that's not what I think Phil. 4:13 is speaking of, just in case you wondered.)

I have been admiring what others do with Ken Oliver Color Burst Powders (and similar products) and though I have a couple of colors (and have had them for a VERY l-o-n-g time) after one attempt or two using them, I've been too intimidated to try again. This theme was the theme to break that pattern. EEK!

I dropped some powder onto 120# White CS (should I have used watercolor paper instead?) and then spritzed it with water. I should have taken a picture at that stage but I didn't think to do so. It looked okay but not as much coverage as I thought there would be.... so I tried again. The second attempt was better, but then I decided to add some pizzazz to the first one and see where it took me.

Yep, I had no real plan for this card as I started. 

I used my Tim Holtz Bubble stencil and a putty knife to add some of the Picket Fence Paper Glaze to the left side of the piece. 

Big. mistake. (Again, I didn't think to take a picture.)

The glaze was too much - it overwhelmed the rest of the card. Being a person who believes "mistakes" can become the beginnings of something wonderful, I took the same putty knife and swiped off the bulk of the Picket Fence Paper Glaze, not knowing how that would turn out but hey, I wasn't going to use it as it was, so no worries.

I actually liked the look. See the subtle bubbles? That's where the glaze was. And of course as I swiped it off, the color spread. It's shiny and colorful... and I kind of like it. 

After it had dried I then had to figure out what to do with it. I did't want to cover it up very much, so I decided to go with die-cut sentiment and minimal embellishments, but first, just for fun, I ran the piece through a lacy looking rectangle die.

Here's the inside:

I had so much fun with this trial and error process. I might be in love with my two Ken Oliver Color Burst Powders now.... hmmm... might need to consider purchasing a few more colors in the future.

I sure hope the ladies like my card - and that they had fun with my theme!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp (on the inside of my card): Stampabilities You're in My Thoughts stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Papers: Accent Opaque 120# White and Recollections 110# Black CS

Special Features: Ken Oliver Color Burst Powder (Pthalo Green and Ultramarine Blue), Picket Fence Paper Glaze (Succulent Green), and Tim Holtz Bubble Stencil

Dies: Gina Marie Pleated Lace Rectangle, My Favorite Things Friend, and Simon Says Bold Hello

Embellishments: Paper Studio Brads


Aracelli Merla said...

So artistic, creative, and beautiful! I too like those bubbles and I like how the color splatters into the other half of the card, but it really covers only the right side. Nicely done. TFS!

MiamiKel said...

Oh wow, I left a comment earlier (phone) and it's not here so trying a second time to say how lovely this is! I keep forgetting to use my KOCB powders and this is a super fun way to show how to use them - lovely border die!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh my goodness Jeanette this is fabulous - so glad you'kept going' and ended up with this amazing card. Love, love, love it
Stay safe

Tracie said...

Love your card Jeanette. Great job with the color bursts.

Shelly Schmidt said...

How I love this card! Loving your fabulous background and the lacy edging die- so wonderfully done!!!

Lynn McAuley said...

It turned out beautiful, and I love the lacy edges!