Saturday, August 31, 2013

Kisses in the Sun

Kisses in the Sun by judkajudy
I was inspired recently by Kailish's gorgeous backgrounds on cards she recently posted to her Flickr photostream. I wanted to try my hand at her technique.

I used distress inks spread on an acrylic block and while Kailish used water, I spritzed with Glimmer Mist Gold. The lovely shimmer doesn't show up in the photo, but it adds depth to the card in real life! I then placed watercolor paper on top of the spritzed inks and I love the imperfect way it turned out! Not the same as Kailish's, but pretty in its own right!

I stamped and embossed the image from Penny Black's woodblock stamp Kisses in the Sun and added the sentiment from Free Flight. The dots are little clear plastic embelli's from my stash. I couldn't resist putting some white liquid pearl dots on the butterfly. My white ink pens never work when I need them!!

Quiet holiday weekend at our house. When you are retired, all weekends are at least three days long! Getting some things done that require dh's "tallness"; cleaning ceiling fans, dusting can lights .... Too hot for outdoor work. I shampooed scatter rugs out in the driveway early this morning, but evidently the cool hours were long gone!!

Happy holiday weekend and thanks for the visit.


Barb said...

Love this pretty card, Judy! I need to revisit this technique too - always love the results! Happy Labor Day weekend, my friend! :)

Greta said...

I haven't had much luck with that technique, but I'm going to try again. I love how Shimmer Spritz adds so much to a project. This is gorgeous, Judy!

joy said...

Beautiful card, Judy! I love that technique and yours turned out to be just lovely!

Dawn Turley said...

Love the background Judy. You did a superb job on it. The collage stamp looks wonderful on it