Hi there! Happy Tuesday :). I had hoped to share this yesterday, but I was nurturing two sick kiddos. So I'm here today to share my entry into the Lawnscaping #28 Challenge - Distress Inking (woo hoo!!). P.S. double clicky to get a closer view ;) and a closer upper of the pretty misting
I was super excited about this challenge, because I think Distress Inking is so much fun - and I love the results! I was inspired by a card I saw in the most recent PaperCrafts Mag. where someone (sorry, I only had a quick look - while in Joann Fabrics - still waiting on my copy from the mail man) used umbrellas and Copics to color below them. I loved it, and thought it would be fun to create something along those lines with Distress Inks.
I started off by stamping (in Archival Black) the fun Lawn Fawn umbrella from the Partly Cloudy set. Then I also stamped it onto masking paper and instead of just paper piecing the umbrella, I fussy cut the top precisely, then cut it all the way down the sides to create a white background underneath the umbrella. Then I went to town with finger applicators and several Distress Inks to create my colorful rainbow background. Then, before I removed the mask, I used some pearly mist for some shine.
Next I stamped, Copic colored, and paper pieced a few critters from LF's Critters in the Burbs set and added them to the card... Then I decided I needed grass - added that (using a Fiscars Punch and a distressy green patterned paper from Basic Grey's Lauderdale 6x6 pad) and a cute LF birdie (stamped directly onto the card). Finished it off with a sentiment from Partly Cloudy :). I really like how it came out. Super fun - to look at and make ;). If I was down in the dumps, a card like this would make me perk up.
Thanks for peekin at it. Even though I had a few sickies on my hands this weekend, I still managed to sneak in some "me" time. I actually went into organization overload! Organized all of my ribbons (which were a jumbled/tangled mess) into color order. Same with my Distress Inks and Ink Pads. It was a nice distraction and I feel like I'm breathing a bit easier :). Organizing things makes me HAPPY!
Also, fun fact, I won a giveaway over on the Crate Paper Blog a few weeks ago & got a little bundle of goodness delivered this weekend - YAY! Don't mind the foot of my child's animal in there ;), just oogle the Crate Paper goodness!!! I can not wait to dig into this stuff! I'm working on the title page of my project Life album and may get some of this in there, I LOVE LOVE LOVE CRATE PAPER SO MUCH!!! Have an amazing day friends!!