Long time no see my craft room....busy being unwell...yucky winters cold fault, four hours helping hubby with his car and bang, a cold, a cough and a fever all at once....blah....but I managed to crochet a bit, after a week or so, must love the body, takes only two weeks to heal with aid of natural wonders....worked on my snoppy blanket...much fun...my first graph-afghan...anyways.
I am in my craft room today, Tim Holtz's ideas running through my mind, I have been surfing the net, especially the YouTube and found few techniques using distress inks, my favorite to work with.
I made one technique with sponging up an embossing folder (cuttlebug happy birthday, using the recessed side), I used faded jeans and dusty concord and wild honey....turned out ok, but got stuck on what to do next, did not really like what I had.
So I went onto another technique using distress inks that Tim suggested worked well together, spiced marmalade and broken china.
Here is the card i came up with using a challenge as an inspiration. Click images for detail and clarity.
The Back and the Inside
I sponged the two colors onto the craft sheet, spritz with water and place water colored paper down and squish a bit, then dry with heat gun, place paper down again but pick up and repeat, then spritz water to let the colors flow a bit, then dry and finally another place down and pick up and dry. Tim says three layers are good.
Stuck the panel onto my base card and stamped the two sentiments with spiced marmalade and broken china, using the rolling technique.
I then ran the whole card through the cuttlebug butterfly swirls embossing folder for a different look, maintaining the emboss image on the front, inside and the back.
I die cut the frill circle and sponged with spiced marmalade while in the die, too strong color so I used water brush to fluid it out, took the circle out of the die and sponged around with broken china. I then stamped the butterfly in coffee ink and stamped and cut out another butterfly and water colored with spiced marmalade and broken china, for that dimensional look and pained with glitter and jewel for some sparkle.
I maintained the two distress ink colors throughout the whole design and I love how it all co ordinates, beautiful combo and makes a bit of green too.
Inks Used :
* distress inks by Tim Holtz and Ranger - spiced marmalade,broken china
* ranger archival inks - coffee
Stamps Used :
* stamplorations - artful flutters
* Mont Marte - glitter paint crystal blue
I would like to enter my card in the following challenges :-
STAMPlorations - July challenge - stamps and glitter
STAMPlorations - biweekly sketch #15
Virgina's View - challenge #5 Die Cut
Addicted to CAS - challenge #42 sky
Crafting at the Weekend - challenge #3 anything goes
Sisters of Craft - July anything goes
Inkspirational - challenge #60 Photo inspiration
The Mixed Media Card Challenge - #1 Touch of Nature
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge - Emboss it
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