Monday, 22 February 2021

Something a bit different!


I've been having a bit of a play with my newest distress oxide colours and thought I would share the results. It is a bit of a cross between a journal page and a card, but I think it would work as either. 

Here is how I made it. I started off with a 14cm square piece of mixed media card and painted it with Dina Wakely Clear gesso

This allows the ink to move more when you apply it and not soak in immediately. After that I swiped the Crackling Campfire Distress Oxide pad onto a piece of acetate, misted with water and then splodged it in a couple of places down one edge. 

It wasn't runny enough so I sprayed it again and let it run across the page. I then dried it with a heat gun. 

Next I did the same thing in the gaps with the Rustic Wilderness Distress Oxide ink and dried it. Then I used both inks to make some splatters using a fan brush.

once this was dry I used the same inks to stamp the zig zag stamp from the Texture Borders set going in the same direction as the dribbles.

I then stamped the lines from the Texture Borders set down the inkiest edge using black Versafine Clair.

Next to that I stamped the dots border using the same ink.

I die cut a circle from black card and stamped 2 circles from the Texture Circles set in black ink about two thirds of the way down the side. 

I stamped the butterfly from the reguar butterflies and birs set and cut it out with the matching dies.

I coloured it with ecoline pens.

After matting and layering the background on to a 15cm square card I added the circle of black card and the butterfly using 3d glue.

And here is the finished card again. 

I hope you like it! Don't forget to tune in to Hochanda tomorrow for the Bee Crafty show at 1pm for oodles of butterfly and bird stamps, dies, inkables and mdf! Loads of goodies! 

Thanks for looking! 

                         Sally x


Vicky Hayes said...

I love it Sally! I love that you kept the colour palette small and all the different stamps and ink effects in your background, pulled together by that gorgeous butterfly. So gorgeous! Vicky x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I think it's fabulous Sally and I love the colours that you've used as they are an unusual combo. I have a section in my card stash for cards just like this one, named 'Arty Cards' and this one would fit in there perfectly. Sometimes it's good to try something a little different and it's worked beautifully here x

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! This is wonderful and arty and original (to me), I love what you have done Sally, I see a case going to be done methinks! AH! a problem! no gesso! I wonder if I can get around that? hahaha. Thanks for the tutorial.
Faith x

Helen said...

Gorgeous colours ! I do love splats and drips!

cuilliesocks said...

What wonderful colours and a fabulous design Sally, I love the added texture with the ric rac, love it all, Kate x

Pat said...

Those two new colours of Distress Oxide ink look wonderful together and love the way you have let them run Sally. The added lines, zig zags, dots and circles together with the beautifully coloured butterfly and the splattering are great finishing touches. x

meg said...

Love the colours,stamping and texture effect

Mrs A. said...

I love the effect you have achieved on this card. Gorgeous colours used too. Hugs Mrs A.

Mac Mable said...

I love how you did the background and thank you for the inspirational step by steps. A stunner of a card, full of colour and a fabulous design x.