Nancy Littrell kindly told me about Loll's super fun blog event, Twelve Tags of Christmas. This tag was inspired by the colours of Loll's day 7 tag.
I started this by using my Smack & Squirt Technique - smack a distress ink pad ono a sheet of aluminium foil, squirt on a lot of water, then using a blending tool and sponge, mop up the coloured water and swish the sponge over the cardstock. To add more intense colour in some places, sponge on undiluted distress ink. I also gave the card a very light spritz with Izink (2 drops of Izink into a mini mister, 3/4 fill with water, it is like a pretty glimmer mist but not as intense).
The images were stamped using Ranger Archival ink, doodled border and also added red and silver stickles. Thank you for looking. Loll's fun event can be seen here .
Date: Sunday, November 9, 2014 GMT Views: 1809
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22646
Sun, Nov 09, 2014 @ 6:50 PM
Susie, you know I am SO fond of your incredible backgrounds and this is no exception! Welcome to Loll's tag challenge! I was unable to play again since I took the photo of my one tag and dropped my camera. It was pronounced dead right after that. I love the stamps you chose for this and the wonderful holiday colors!
I also love your name of that technique! It sounds SO much more fun than wrinkle free distress. I didn't know you picked up the color from your foil with a tool and sponge either. What a novel approach to this. Right into favorites, Susie!
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Registered: October 29, 2004 Location: Coos Bay, Oregon Posts: 23729
Sun, Nov 09, 2014 @ 9:04 PM
OMG Susie...Gorgeous Distress Ink background with all your stamping added, doodled border, stickles and ribbon. Love your intense colors too. TFS and so pleased you got to play. Now I want to try your cool background technique. Hugs, nancy
Registered: January 20, 2011 Location: Beautiful British Columbia Posts: 7606
Sun, Nov 09, 2014 @ 9:24 PM
Gorgeous tag Susie!! Love the colours and your smack and squirt technique :) The collage of stamped silhouette images are beautiful ... they work so perfectly together. And they look fabulous over your gorgeous layered background. Thanks so much for joining my tag event!! Loll xx
Registered: February 22, 2012 Location: Cape Cod Posts: 37095
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 @ 10:16 AM
WOW! You just create one gorgeous, intense background after another! I've tried it, but always end up with something akin to mud. I also have a problem stamping in layers - just can't seem to get the hang of it.
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