What a wet weekend? Well, if I'm honest, Saturday wasn't THAT bad and I DID my sheets and towels line dried ........ but Sunday - total YUCK! Fortunately, I was off out to play with a crafting buddy. After a quick run through of just how frustrating computers can be, we managed to enter a few challenges (Lilian's personal Bête noir) and crack on with some crafting - we made some very inky backgrounds using Distress Inks and stencils. Here are my two, I hope Lilian will share her backgrounds on here own blog, here, some time soon
|Ready to stamp!|
- White card snippets
- Distress Inks: shabby shutters, crushed olive, black soot and fired brick (left) spiced marmalade, tea dye, vintage photo, fired brick, black soot (right)
- Tim Holtz mini blending tool and foam pads
- Stencils: Dutchdoobadoo barbed wire and Tim Holtz faux brick and animal print
- Water spritzer and paper towel
Not sure where the time goes but it was soon time to head home for some lunch and to wash the ink from my fingers! - have fun making your backgrounds in to something, Lilian, I know I will! .. and did! I'd like to share the finished card with you ...
|My CAS masculine card|
|A closer view of the panel - see how the spiced marmalade looks like the glow|
from a street light and no rain is falling underneath the umbrella ....
or is that just my imagination???
|And the co-ordinating insert and envelope|
- 15cm square white, 250gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
- Image panel (as per previous)
- 14cm square white card - for the insert
- Stampers Anonymous "man with umbrella" image stamped using Versafine onyx black ink (the blackest ink known to man ..... unless YOU know differently!)
- Hampton Arts sentiment (recently incorrectly credited to TPC Studio) stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
- Three black "faux" brads adhered to the card blank
- Crafters Companion spray and shine applied, to protect the water based inks in transit
- Stamplorations - July challenge - STAMPS AND DISTRESSING (plenty of distress going on!)
- Simply Papercraft - challenge No. 9 - ANYTHING GOES
- Brown Sugar - challenge No. 156 - ANYTHING GOES
- Creative Fingers - challenge No. 88 - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
- That Craft Place - WORDS
- Gem of a challenge - challenge No. 149 - BIRTHDAY WISHES
- Addicted to Stamps & More - challenge NO. 154 - CAS
Following a visit to this blog before I went out yesterday, I found a technique I'd never come across before ... a little research and I found a cunning (and short) video, which kind of had to be tried so ..... as soon as I'd had my lunch it was off to the kitchen; where I gathered up some materials:-
- a small bowl
- a straw
- some dish soap
- sample size of house paint in lime (don't ask!)
- non stick craft sheet/oven liner
- paper towel
and off I went .......
|Surprising how much fun this was but ... be warned. DO USE A CRAFT MAT (or similar)|
as the bubbles burst and spray small amounts of emulsion paint on your work surface
FORTUNATELY, I had allowed for this!
|So much fun and only a little messy too|
|The first "prints" were a little pale so, froth up the mixture and dunk a|
second time - much better!
I imagine a darker colour (like in the video) would yield more dramatic results
Want to watch the video?, here it is ....
Thanks for stopping by