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Tuesday 10 April 2012

Come fly , fly away with me on rainbow dreams ...

Hey there,
Well here I am to add some colour to my poor neglected blog, havent been blogging much as have had horrible chest infection, but thankfully due to hubbie using his holiday to look after me and the three children I am almost back to normal,well as normal as is normal!!! (waste of hs holiday but don't know what we would have done otherwise!!!)
So here I am today with a sponged background for the  sponged background reader quest at the new blogzine unruly arts, so here it is :
I don't usually use a sponged style but used a blending foam to sponge inks through a stencil, hope this counts!!!! I started by apply various DI to the background in my new hound colour exploration, courtesy of the crafty master Tim Holtz. I then did a spritz and flick technique, because I love it!!!!!!
once this was dry I sponged ink through a diamond stencil, firstly in brown, them moved stencil and added some patches in black soot.
The main image, from my new Tim Holtz stamps,was water coloured using DI direct from craft sheet, and I decided to keep the card simple, a shocker for ,me I know!!!

 Adding just a piece of old paper coloured card and a metal piece of ideaology tied with twine!

I am entering this for the following competitions:
sponging background @ http://unrulypaperarts.blogspot.co.uk/p/reader-art-dare-1.html
Rainbows, I used the rainbow colours @ http://jeanette-soartfulchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
Desert island crafters, 2,5 and 6. @ http://desertislandcraftschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
water technique (blended spritz and flick and watercolour balloon) @ http://happydazedesignteam.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/april-challenge-april-showers.html

Thanks for stopping by,
Your comments make my day!!
Have a fab, fun and inky day!!
Hugs trace x


  1. Love that balloon and your background! Hope you're feeling loads better today.

  2. Trace this is absolutely fabulous. I love the harlequin design, it really pops and the balloon is fabulous on it. So glad you have entered it into the UPA RAQ for inky backgrounds.
    Sorry you haven't been well, have missed you, but glad you are on the road to recovery. Take care of yourself and have a good week.
    hugs {brenda} xox
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  3. Great b/g and love those double inked diamonds x

  4. Love the background you've created with sponging . Sorry to hear that you're not feeling well hope your chest infection clears soon .

  5. ...loVe your bright balloon against the muted background...it's simplicity makes it stand out...loVely work...Mel :)

  6. A fabulous card with a wonderful colored balloon.

  7. Wonderful card and loving the great background. Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Happy Daze, Annette x

  8. What an uplifting entry! Love your beautiful balloon!

    Thanks for questing with us at UPA!

    Don't forget to come back and vote for your favorite entry on the 16th!

  9. This is a great vintage balloon image and you've colored it very nicely! Thanks for playing along with my Desert Islands Crafts Challenge itinerary.

  10. I love your watercolouring on the balloon! Hope you feel better soon-Thanks for being Soartful this week!

  11. This is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Desert Islands Crafts Challenge! :)

  12. Pretty rainbow colors! Thanks for participating at Soartful this week! Please feel better soon!

  13. A gorgeous card and I love the colours you've chosen to use!! Really stunning...
    Just started following your blog and now, looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work.
    Love Emma xx

  14. Great image and sponging. Love the effect. Thanks for sharing at UPA

  15. Hiya, loving your gorgeous card, the background is superb. I love your fabby balloon and so I'm so glad your feeling better. Thanks for joining us at Happydaze with your lovely artwork. xx

  16. Wonderful card, and gorgeous inky background for the Unruly Art Quest!


  17. Gorgeous card! Love your rainbow colours! Thanks for linking up to So Artful for our rainbow inspiration!

  18. fabulous project and i love that inky rainbow balloon. x

  19. Fabulous colours in this project !!

  20. I love your balloon! A wonderful card!
    Thanks for joining in with us at UPA and Happy Daze, good luck x

  21. Gorgeous balloon - I want it!


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