Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer Card Camp Week 3 Day 3

So I have decided that next time I take an online class, I am going to have to take off work and cancel all family activities, lol!  I simply don't have enough time to play and participate as much as I want to!!  I did manage to make a card for Wednesday's homework though and was inspired by Kim Jackson and her water colouring and dry embossing.  I started with 3 distress markers and scribbled them right on to my craft mat then spritzed that with water.  I also spritzed a piece of water colour paper and then, with a paintbrush, water coloured the distress inks over the entire panel starting with dusty concord, shaded lilac and finishing up with broken china.  I watered the ink down a lot as I wanted a very soft ombre effect.  I spritzed the panel with pearlized water and dried it with my heat gun.  Next I ran it through my cuttlebug using an embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts.  I did the same technique on the die cut label.  I die cut a butterfly and stamped a background using an antique brocade stamp from Hero Arts in sweet plum ink.  To give the butterfly and the label some definition, I sponged on some antique linen around the edges.  I also used sketch # 2 for this week, but I had to flip it because of the way I had coloured my background.  The label and the butterfly are popped up.  I have had so much fun taking this class and can't wait to see what Jennifer and Kristina come up with next.  I am hoping to find some time so that I can check out the galleries and see what everyone else has been creating.  Anyway, I am off to work today.  Happy Friday and thanks for looking :)

stamps: sss everyday happy, hero arts antique brocade
lifestyle crafts butterfly die and embossing folder
distress markers: broken china, shaded lilac, dusty concord
ink: memento luxe rich cocoa, sweet plum
antique linen distress ink
pearlized water
may arts twine
label die: pti
purple gemstones


  1. This is STUNNING!! I LOVE how that background came out and I am now going to have to try it. I especially like the way the embossed background looks. Such pretty colors!! I also had a hard time doing the homework for this class. This week was especially difficult. I have to say that the colors threw me off. Very hard for me to work with. You did a great job with this technique!!!