Friday, April 27, 2012
Creme de la Creme
Happy Friday, everyone! There's a new challenge over at Bloggers Challenge. This week, Lisa is asking us to include background paper that we make ourselves. This is one of my weakest skills so I really appreciated the chance to work on this needed talent. I began with a piece of white card stock and smooshed Distress Inks, one at a time onto my craft mat, sprayed each with water and then sopped up the ink mixture with the card stock. Colors used: Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint. Artistic Outpost stamps from the French Flight plate were stamped over top with Peeled Paint Distress Ink. The focal images, from the same stamp plate, were stamped with Black StazOn Ink on more white card stock and each was distressed with Old Page Distress Ink and mounted to the background paper, which was matted to green card stock and mounted to a card base. Finishing elements include a chipboard Fleur de Lis distressed with Black Soot Distress Ink, vintage seam binding, and an Ideology Light Bulb tied with a snippet of Burlap String from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.