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.