I had a great afternoon playing with my inks, stencils and stamps. Recently I was lucky enough to win a Memory Box stencil on a blog hop - it's this one
I pulled it out today and made one background with some embossing paste and then I decided to use some Distress inks to sponge. I used vibrant colours - Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade, Seeded Preserves and Salty Ocean.
I used a Stamp-It sentiment as my focal point, but letting the background take pride of place. I coloured up my ribbon with the inks but once I spritzed it, the green sort of took over... a bit more about that later!
Before making up the card, I took the inky stencil and gave it a good spritzing with water and then used a piece of cardstock to "stamp" the stencil. I think it's called reverse stencilling. Tim Holtz showed in during the Stenciled Online class earlier this year. The resulting negative of the stencil turned out very soft and airy looking.
Once again, I wanted the beautiful background to take pride of place. So just added a sentiment. This one was from two Winnie and Walter sets and did involved a little stamp surgery... the every started life as everything. Finished with a few iridescent flat sequins.
And my final card came about from the ink left over from my ribbon. I had beads of ink on the craft sheet so grabbed a piece of white card stock to sop it up. As it was very wet, as the card stock picked it up, little bobbles appeared. I added a little more blue and orange inks to the sheet to fill in the gaps on the card. Once it dried, a very interesting background resulted.
I decided to simply play and see what would happen. Started by stamping the Scribbly Bird from a Dina Wakley set and enhancing it with some Copic markers. Then stencils, inks, paints, some washi tape and the sentiment from the set. A mixed media card resulted. I am entering this into the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp
And I still have my embossed piece to do something with... a very successful day's crafting!