Monday, 16 April 2012


Just finished this lovely distressed creation........mostly using distress stains and inks......I had a quick look through my mom's Compendium of Curiosities II that just arrived and it inspired me to create this card. I really love the colours being really bold but yet the white main image is not overshadowed. I stamped that image (Paper Artsy) with picket fence stain and then just went over it a little bit with a white pencil after I had used the distress inks on the background. The little flowers and leaves around the edge are Hobby Art stamps and this particular set is becoming a favourite of mine.......the little flowers are so useful in so many ways, the black ones are in archival ink and the rest are in distress. I then used the cut n dry nibs to colour them in.......these little nibs are something I can't rate highly enough they are so brilliant for colouring with distress. The chipboard sentiment is a couple of Tim Holtz stamps and some rock candy crackle paint and distress stains.....