Talking about giveaways.... I was amazed and thrilled to win the Summer of Colour week 4 giveaway. But I was even more amazed and totally thrilled this week because I also won the PaperArtsy £50 giveaway for their last topic which was stencils!!! 2 giveaways in the space of a week - a double portion - how incredible is that??!!!
The SOC colours this week were orange orange blue which I love and I decided to use them for the new PaperArtsy challenge which is 'Time'. Pop on over and see, there is always so much brilliant inspiration from the designers and also from everyone who takes part. I love their stamps and chalk paints too. I made a card for a friend who is celebrating both his 60th birthday and also getting married.
I brayered the backround with two different oranges and stamped a script and the clocks, layering a few of them.
I made another quick and simple card using the leftover brayered backround:
I just had to create an art journal page to mark the occasion of winning the giveaways and went with the orange orange blue. This time I majored on stencils - the current challenge at That's Crafty where they are bringing out their own range of stencils. I haven't got one yet but they look great. I used a Sunburst stencil from That Special Mask which I used with different colours:
I used the Sunburst with texture paste painted over in the blue and then added another texture pasted one and sponged it orange with the stencil still in place. I like doing this because you get a nice bit of white edge too from the texture paste. It did leak underneath though because it wasn't an even surface but who cares!
The title folds out and has my journaling. I quite often add hidden journaling like this:
I felt so incredibly blessed to win these two giveaways. As a Christian I don't believe in coincidences, I think they are God-incidences :) I felt God was saying to me, 'Why shouldn't I bless you?' We are His children and He loves us and loves to bless us - so I am very grateful for my double portion!
I'm linking up at:
Summer of Colour 5 at Twinkle Twinkle
Art Journal Every Day
Create With Joy Friendship Friday