Had a couple challenging days at work, so decided to try some techniques without worrying about a deadline or challenge requirements. I've been wanting to color paper by patting & dragging it through ink that's been spritzed on my craft sheet. I used watercolor paper with Distress Inks tea dye, bundled sage & peeled paint. I dried between colors & it was OK, but not quite what I wanted so I sponged on more ink. Then I stamped Penny Black's verdant, 4310K, with peeled paint & spritzed with Ink Potion #9. My friend, Sue, makes the most beautiful backgrounds--often dry embossing after stamping. Decided to give it a try with my Cuttlebug folder, Kassie's Brocade. The effect was magical! Next I spritzed with Tattered Angels Copper mist & distressed the edges. It's so beautiful in person I didn't want to cover it up. Decided to just add a sentiment from Penny Black's edge to edge, 30-164, copper embossed on vellum. I inked the back using tea dye & trimmed the ends. Finished off with some green twine (toned down with the tea dye) & a brown button. I feel renewed & ready to work on some challenge cards now.
If you're looking for inspiration, don't miss the 3 Saturday Extravaganza posts today on the Penny Black blog.
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