Friday, February 21, 2014

Show It With Words

Hello! Have you heard about the Show It With Words challenge at the Inspiration Journal this month? It's not too late to enter, you still have a week to share your own creation with us! I made a card with an inspirational quote. As soon as I saw it, this idea for the card popped into my head.

I had a lot of fun playing with texture and color. The starry background started out as white cardstock that I colored with Distress Stains. This is super easy and you can get some great effects. Make some puddles of stain on your non-stick craft sheet and then swipe your background paper through the puddles. I did this a few times, drying the layers in between swipes. I also made my own mist with Chipped Sapphire Distress re-inker and some Perfect Pearls which added a nice dark accent when I spritzed it on. After embossing it with the Starry Night folder I carefully inked the embossed stars with my Brilliance Platinum Planet ink pad to give them a subtle shine and pop them out a bit.

For the moon and stars I took a piece of Grungepaper and dabbed on Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, and Tarnished Brass Distress Paint. The cool thing about this paint is that it's reactive to water. I misted the wet paint and let it bleed and marble together. I noticed that the metallic Tarnished Brass tended to rise to the surface. When the paint was starting to get dry (still tacky) I took a crumpled paper towel and gently blotted parts of my sheet of Grungepaper. It lifted off the top layer of Tarnished Brass and uncovered the yellows underneath, making a really neat texture. After everything was totally dry I cut the moon and stars out and brushed on a layer of the Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint (love that stuff!) The red strip on the bottom is foil sheet covered cardstock that I embossed and then painted with Distress Paints. When it was dry I used a sanding block to remove paint from the raised areas and let the metal show through.

I hope that you will go and check out the challenge over at Inspiration Journal. There is definitely some inspiration going on there!

**Shameless plug alert** I also have some exciting news for me! I was chosen as one of 12 finalists for the Sizzix Who Are You? contest. The choice for the final winner is up for a vote! I humbly ask that you check out the contest and vote for me. ;-) Mine is #7, the flower wreath (which you can learn about here). Here is the contest link. Thank you for your consideration!

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  1. Totally fabulous crackled moon - that's just lovely! Thanks so much for your visit and comments.
    Alison x

  2. I really LOVE this! That moon and stars are over the top fabulous!
    OMG thanks for sharing!

    Shameless plug = another vote!


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