Last weekend I played a lot with my Distress Inks and Stains trying out new techniques and color combinations. One paper evolved into a multi layer technique card. It is amazing what you can create starting with white paper! On the white base I applied Distress Stains in Picket Fence, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn. Faded Text Background Stamp (Stampabilities) was applied using Picket Fence Stain and dried with my heat gun.
Next CM Purple Metallic Paste (Imagine Crafts) was applied on Tim Holtz' Blossom Stencil. The dried medium is a beautiful iridescent purple...love it! I used my Distress Ink in Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn on some areas to highlight the flowers and leaves. I used my Distress Marker Spritzer with Picked Raspberry marker randomly on the background.
On the left side of the card and the bottom right corner I used the oh-so-fun hearts from Brett Weldele's Zombie Casanova set with black Archival Ink (Ranger). The hearts were colored in using Picked Raspberry ink and my water brush (Tim Holtz). The entire card had Brushed Corduroy applied on the edge.
The butterfly and quote from Sizzix/Tim Holtz Framelits with stamps set (Limitations) was stamped with Archival Ink and colored using Distress Inks and my water color brush. Enamel accents in white (Ranger) were applied to the butterfly and quote as shown.
The quote was glue dotted into place as an arc.
Seam binding soaked up all of the remaining ink on my craft sheet. I really like the result...such bright and happy colors on the seam binding!
This card is entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday, Favorite technique (die cutting!) or product (Ranger Distress)
Scrapyland, Favorite color combo (Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, White)
Inky Chicks, Butterflies
Craft Your Passion, AG
Word Art Wednesday, AG
Crafting by Design, June AG
613 Avenue Create, AG
Butterfly Challenge, Butterfly + flowers (flower stencil)
Crafty Sentiments, AG