Stamps (Hero Arts) Silhouette Grass, Antique Engravings, Raindrop Background, Birthday Messages
I wanted to make a kind of stormy summer sky for the background so I embossed the grass in white on watercolour paper. Then I dabbed distress inks (shabby shutters, broken china and faded jeans) onto a piece of tinfoil and spritzed with water. I placed the embossed image in the ink, and hoped for the best as this was my first time trying this technique! The first attempt turned into a blobby mess so this is the second attempt.
A while ago I had dabbed alcohol inks and blending solution on glossy paper. When they didn’t blend and looked awful, I realised that I had used photo paper which wouldn’t work. I saved the paper anyway and stamped these dragonflies on it. For the card itself I embossed the Raindrop Background in white and applied faded jeans distress ink. I did a little bit of stitching on this card so I’m entering it into Jenny's Challenge #10 (In Stitches) as well as the Hero Arts June Challenge.
It's really dull and overcast here today so the photo isn't great but I think there's good weather in store for the weekend so I'm looking forward to that!
Friday, June 18, 2010
A little bit of resist - Stormy Skies
This week on the Hero Arts blog, Jennifer McGuire has been showing lots of gorgeous cards and great ideas using resist techniques. So I thought I’d do some resist on this card.