Friday, July 23, 2010

Bellarific Friday - Peace Out!

This week's Bellarific Friday challenge was to use a Stella or a Bella on your card. I had colored up this Bella about two weeks ago and she just laid around my desk until Saturday when I gave her a place on a card. I knew I wanted to 'attempt' a tie-dye background for the card. And it took a lot of practice and a bunch of test runs ending up in the circular file - but here is what I came up with:
I had to Google 'tie dye' because I really didn't have an image in my mind of what it looked like.  I tried to do the swirl tie dye, but was unsuccessful. In the end, I just drew circles of 5 different Marvy marker colors onto watercolor paper then spritzed with a lot of water. I let the colors bleed into each other, then heat set it too. I spritz some perfect pearls over the final result to give it a sheen too. 

Bella is colored with prisma pencils and gamsol. I embossed an Inkadinkado 'peace' stamp and used my sizzlits for the "OUT".  I finished it with a Friskars border punch.  I'd love to try the tie dye again and hopefully get some better results. Anyone visiting have any tips if you've tried it?

Thanks for visiting!


Meg said...

This is far-out groovy, man! Love how your tie-dye looks! I wonder drawing concentric circles with the markers before you spritzed would give it more tie-dye-y look. I've never tried it before (on paper--I think we all had that one t-shirt we made at camp, right?), so I'm just thinking out loud here (or, um, typing on the internet publicly?). Stay cool, peace out, man.

Cheryl said...

I LOVE this! Great background!

jimlynn said...

Hey, Maria....I've never tried it - but you did a fabulous job with it!!! Looks like the real thing. Very cute card.

Ruth said...

Very nice!!

To get the tie die I probably would have used white cotten fabric and done a "real" tie die then glued the fabric onto a piece of card stock and trimmed the edges. But I have a sewing room full of scraps so totally easy for me. For someone without a sewing room it's easy to buy a bag of what they call "quilting squares" at the craft store, often easy to get a handful in plain white or cream cotton.

What you did looks great though, just offering another method since you asked :D

Kathryn Myhre said...

What a fun card! I love the colors!

Harriet Skelly said...

This is totally cool! I think your tie dye came out great!

Jenny said...

The is SSSOOOOO super cute! I love what you did with the background, it looks tie dyed to me =) Adore the sentiment! Great job!!

Patricia said...

That's some groovy tie-dye there! Great job coloring the image, too.

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