Saturday, January 10, 2015

Distress Stain

Instead of buying new paints for making backgrounds, 
I used Tim Holtz Distress Stains from my stash!
Added Victorian velvet and bundled sage stain to my craft sheet by tapping.
Spritzed once or twice with a very fine mist of water.
Placed my cardstock (110 lb. Georgia Pacific paper from Walmart) right onto the craft sheet.
After trial and error, I found I did not like the effect when too much water is added.
Will have to try this with watercolor paper to see if the results differ.
For the bow, I used Peggy's Naomi Knot Tutorial.
I was lucky to find matching paper in my stash!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Stampfest with Lynette Jan. 2, 2015

Lynette and I spent the day stamping at her house yesterday.
We found lots of inspiration from Pinterest.
Inspired by Jen Sannes' Clean and Simple Fresh Vintage Card
on her Simple & Sincere blog
Stamps: My Sentiments Exactly, Stampin' Up!
Inks: SU Bashful Blue, Versafine black onyx

Inspired by Jacqueline's Flickr card
Stamps: Club Scrap, Stampin' Up and unknown
Distress markers-faded jeans, forest moss
Distress Inks: pumice stone, Versafine black onx
Here are some variations.


We followed Theresa Momber's Wild Heron Sunset Tutorial
Inks: Distress scattered straw, wild honey, rusty hinge, vintage photo
Stamps: Stampin' Up!, Stampscapes and unknown