Thursday, June 5, 2008

Arty Girl Challenge # 37

The challenge this week from Arty Girlz is "Paint". Before I became addicted to card and paper, I taught ceramic painting so you could say I was addicted to paint and still have hundreds of pots of acrylic paint in every colour of the spectrum and can't bear to throw them away. Here is my cheeky take on the challenge. The papers are from that fab find at Costco. The decoupage image is from "Handyman" CD from CarolAnn's Studio and the chipboard alphabets are from a huge kit I got from QVC a couple of years ago which just goes on and on. Now there has been a bit of painting going on here. The chipboards were drybrushed using a stiff bristled brush - I find you get a smoother finish than just painting with acrylic paint especially on a surface like chipboard which isn't smooth. I then spattered the whole card with watered down acrylic, loaded onto to an old toothbrush and then running your fingers over the bristles until you get the effect you want. Mind you it's a good idea to cover your work surface with newspaper as it goes everywhere and this is usually what I look like after a bit of decorating.

13 comments:

  1. lovely card Kath, great for fathers day lol. thanks also for your email about linking sites!! Will try it out asap!

    Amanda xx

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  2. AW its so cute fab colour combo to love blues and browns together.

    Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

    crissi xx

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  3. Fab card, Kath! Love the spattering! Is Buddy a polka dot retriever now? lol

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  4. Now we all know just how much fun you had making this card playing with your paints & toothbrush. You're just a big kid at heart. Absolutely love it.

    L xxx

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  5. I love the little splashes all over the card. Wonderful design!

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  6. Love this it is just so cute... great splattered paint effect :)

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  7. awwww I love your interpretation of our Paint challenge absolutely brilliant

    Thanks for joining in with Arty Girlz once again Kath xx

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  8. such a cute card and great papers too!

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  9. What a brilliant card. Thanks for sharing your method with us. Great tip about the toothbrush. Have been having a look at your work and it's lovely. So many different styles and ideas.
    Beryl xx

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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx