Afternoon everyone. I hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine again.
Things have quietened down around here for now so hopefully I'll be back to posting a bit more regularly. We are also getting towards the end of Wimbledon, another big distraction for me. I'm typing this right at the start of the Murray Nadal match so that I can settle down and watch it right to the end but I'm not telling you who I'm supporting!!!!
Over at The Stampman Challenge Blog, Brenda has challenged us to get messy with our Alcohol inks and combine it with her sketch if we want to although you can just use the sketch or just use your inks so how flexible is that?
I decided to go for both for my DT card. I sometimes find a sketch keeps me on track when card making as I tend to struggle with the layout.
For the inky background I squirted some Lettuce and Stream alcohol ink onto my craft match and then some blending solution and swooshed around some cheap photo paper. I know some people say this paper doesn't work and you should use glossy card, but I've always found it fine and it's cheap as chips.
Once I was happy with the result I stamped on top of it with various stamps from the Aspects of Design Butterfly Garden plate using black Stazon. I put the paper on top of the inked stamp and then used my fingers to press, you can also slowly peel the paper away bit by bit to check you have good inky coverage, laying it back on and pressing again if not.
I inked up two mat layers, one with Broken China and one with Faded Jeans Distress Ink and then masked off a panel on my base card and stamped butterflies with Broken China, sponging more colour around the edges.
A Papermania punched butterfly with added stickles and some gems and a ribbon and the jobs a good 'un.
The rest of the DT team have been very busy creating some gorgeous things so why not pop over to the challenge site and take a peek and then get yourselves busy. The winner gets a £10 voucher for The Stampman as always.
Thanks for stopping by. Must dash, I have an important date with the tennis now. Have a great weekend and enjoy the sunshine if you can.
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