Lose Yourself in Dance

Good Afternoon! We have some fabulous dance themed inspiration from Sharon Traynor to share with you! Sharon has used our fantastic ‘Hip Hop Girls’ dance stamps with a funky rainbow colours background…

Hello there.

Today’s card is a riot of rainbow colour using those brilliant Hip Hop Girls from Visible Image.

dance stamps - hip hop girls

The last time I used these images I heat embossed them with black embossing powder and outlined them with white, and this time it’s the reverse; white embossing powder outlined with black. To be honest, I think they look fab in any colour.

Here’s how I made this one.

On a piece of 300gsm water colour paper, paint a rainbow of colours from one corner to the centre, and reverse the colours from the centre towards the opposite corner.  I used a fair bit of water with each colour, then cleaned the brush before moving to the next colour and made sure the colours just touched each other so that they mixed slightly. Then I spritzed the card with water and dried it all with a heat tool.

Next, I took the Two Tone stencil and laid it over different parts of the card, then I used a baby wipe through the circles part of the stencil to lift the colour. The card was left overnight to completely dry.

The girl dancer images were embossed with white embossing powder. You may need to repeat stamp the images if your watercolour paper has a bumpy texture. Outline the images with a black pen. Stamp the two arrows from the set in distress oxides, and then gently blend around the outside of the panel with brown distress ink.   Mat the panel onto black card and then onto a white card blank.

Stamp the sentiments onto scrap white card, fussy cut them and then attach them to the front of the card with 3D foam.

Decorate the inside of the card by stamping the girl images in Antique Linen distress ink, and the sentiment from the Street Dance Boys in black ink.

life is better when you dance


Stamps And Stencil Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):

dance stamps - hip hop girls         

dance stamps - street dance boys

two tone stencil

Other Supplies:

Gansai Tambi Water Colours (cadmium red #30, orange #33, lemon yellow #40, may green #51, Persian blue #63, purple #139), Paintbrush, Water Spritzer, baby wipes, Versamark clear ink, Wow! opaque bright white embossing powder, micron black fineliner pen (0.05), Distress Oxides (candied apple and blueprint sketch), Distress Inks (gathered twigs, antique linen), Versafine Onyx Black ink, Water Colour Card, black and white card, 3d foam.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Sharon xx

We love this card Sharon! The dancers look amazing in white against your fabulous background. Thank you ♡

You will find more of Sharon’s brilliant cards and projects over on her blog.

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We will be back later today with gorgeous inspiration from Pauline featuring our ‘One Kind Word’ stamp set ♡

We hope you are having a good Monday!

Mark & Helen xx


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