This is for MIX64. My background is a mixture of Distress Ink and WC pencils. We were asked to mist, spray, splash or spritz and I did a bit of all of those building up the layers of color. I finished the BG by inking through drywall tape. My focal image is a two-part stamp. I colored in the "solid" stamp using Distress Markers and then misted the stamp before stamping to give a watercolory effect. Then I stamped the outline over that. I softened the edges of my scalloped layer by swiping it with a white pigment ink pad. The strip running vertically is composed of a leftover stamped BG piece from last week's Inspiration Challenge, with a piece of black and white DP on top, finished with green twine. The spritzing and spraying and misting were not the new thing for me here. It's that piece of DP. Yes, this is the first card I have ever made using DP. I think it adds the perfect touch. But of course now that I have decided to start using DP, I am buying DP with wild abandon. Someone stop me, please. (As my SIL would say, welcome to your next addiction/obsession/money pit.)
Thanks for looking!
Date: Friday, April 18, 2014 GMT Views: 258
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 18386
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 @ 8:56 AM
I can't believe that's your first use of dp...it's an unexpected addition to your design but that's what makes it so amazing..it took a pretty card to a wow card!! Love the water color effect to the flowers and your pretty MM bg...Yup...dp...you're hooked!!
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 58467
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 @ 12:11 PM
DP!!! You!!! I am amazed. There I was expecting to read about what stamp you'd used to create that strip.
I'm sorry I was away over Easter or I'd have tucked this into my Favourites to share on Sunday. I'll just tuck it in for my own personal pleasure instead. The colours are so wonderful.