With Mother's Day coming up - here in North America - this week's host, Penny, picked a perfect theme for the challenge.
My Mom loves dragonflies, so the first stamp set I pulled off the shelf was Dragonfly Dreams.
But first, I wanted to try a new technique. Well, new to me. It's a sort of distressed look. I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock and sponged colour all over it using Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach and Crushed Curry.
The distressed part comes in by flicking drops of water onto the ink to create water spots. Take a look:
After it was totally dry, I took the dragonfly stamp and inked it liberally with Versamark. Then I inked over that with Rich Razzleberry and with the Dapper Denim ink pad, just touched it to random areas. I embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder.
Here's a closeup of the dragonfly.
The smaller dragonflies are stamped in Rich Razzleberry with a stamp from Touches of Texture. The Happy Mother's Day sentiment is from Oh So Succulent and the font matches the "Enjoy your special day" from the Dragonfly Dreams set. Both are stamped with Dapper Denim.
I thought the background still needed some interest, so I pulled out a stencil I had purchase recently to use on my Mixed Media projects. It's a 12" x 12" stencil and has a collage of patterns, one of which is a script-y looking pattern. I used Crushed Curry ink on bits of it.
Finally, I mounted the image panel onto a Rich Razzleberry card base.
Now, pay a visit to Watercooler Wednesday and get inspired by the talented Watercooler Artists.
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