Good Day! I had time to ink up yesterday inspired by Linda's Tag #4 and her challenge is sponsored by her Funkie Junkie Boutique. I am working on her next tag as well and can't wait to share that!
Linda's tag had such a lovely old fashioned Christmas. I started with the stencil in the background in a bundled sage. From there I loved the soft greens I just continued and only added in the browns. Linda's tag had a sweet tag on top of the tag which inspired my little scene.
Yeah it is Thursday and we are almost rolling into the weekend. :) I have to say I think this is my first holiday card for this year. I have made some tags but not a card yet.
I created a whole piece of cardstock using the Darkroom Door Eclectic Snowflake stamp. I painted it with white acrylic paint and stamped it on the white cardstock. I repeated the process until I had the whole paper covered. I let that dry.
I pulled out a mix of Ranger Distress Sprays and started with Iced Spruce. I didn't like the color so I kept adding in sprays until I got a lovely dark gray background. After that dried I splattered with the white, blue and silver sprays. You can't see it in the photo but the silver is gorgeous dew drops in the light.
After that I cut it into multiple pieces to use on cards and this is the first one cut at an angle, distressed around the edges and accented with the Darkroom Door Wordstrips - Yuletide.
Now I have a few more pieces of this lovely background to play with. Have a wonderful Thursday!
How about a little summer? The weather has definitely gotten very cool the last couple of days. I was happy to ink up a pile of seashells and color them.
I used a touch of embossing powder to make my image pop because this was stamped over a painted background. I started with neutral colors in the background which I thought would be perfect for the shells. After I stamped I embossed with brown embossing powder. I then colored the images with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell watercolor pencils. I used the Darkroom Door new Shells Background Stamp and the words are from the DarkRoom Door Seaside Wordstrips. I had fun picking out which words to use on the card.
My final touch was the mixed twine with a poinsettia. Yep... I cut off a few of the poinsettia petals to try to make a starfish. :) There is a little bit of sand glued around the edges but difficult to see in the photo.
Well I hope I warmed up your day a bit and took you on a little sea-side break.
Happy Tuesday! This is a card which was made for my younger sister's birthday which is coming up shortly. I decided to play with Gold Leaf as she has some beautiful paintings she created using gold leaf which inspired me.
I ended up with a piece of art larger than a card because of this cool stencil from StencilGirl which I laid down and applied Wendy Vecchi translucent embossing paste. After I applied it I waited for it to dry for a short time.
After it started drying and and laid gold leaf sheets over the paste and let it dry. Once dry I brushed off the excess gold leaf. I covered the paper with Ranger Distress Spray Peacock Feathers. I then just added the beautiful sentiment from Verses Rubber Stamps. I think she will enjoy the effect of the gold leaf on the stenciled paste.