Post number 300 – wow – never thought I would post so many ideas (didn’t know I had so many ideas!). Something different today for you. I set myself a challenge this morning. I have a busy week and weekend coming up so it means I need to get organised and get my blog posts prepared for the next 5 days. However, the flaw in my plan is I only have 2 hours this morning available to do the crafting! Oh well, never let it be said that I don’t like a challenge.
On to the planning! Obviously I’m not going to be able to create complicated artwork pieces will immense detail, however, I can create lots of fun, bright funky artwork pieces that could also then be mounted onto cards if I wanted to!
Usually on just such an occasion when I am short on time I would raid my ready-prepared background box. However, that’s taken quite a beating this month whilst I was feeling rough, and I have very little left in it – so the first job of the day was to rustle up some colourful backgrounds. The Cosmic Shimmer Misters are the perfect tool for the job. I gathered together a mix of cardstock – some ordinary mat white, some linen finish and some glossy finish. I picked out three misters – Mango Blaze, Scarlet Mist and Aqua Lagoon and grabbed a couple of masks too.
I set about spritzing my cards. All using two out of the three misters. Some using masks too. A quick blast with the heat gun and I have a whole batch of backgrounds ready to use!
It’s a useful tip to do this every now and then yourself. Have a messy day and get some backgrounds ready. Then on a day where you either don’t have time, or don’t want the messy crafting, they are at hand for you!
I set you the challenge – go forth and create backgrounds! It’s fun – honest!
Come back tomorrow to see what I create with one of the backgrounds…