Good morning folks. Hope everyone is ticketyboo. What is going on with the weather again. Its been warm but overcast. I had enjoyed feeling the Sun on the old feathers !!!
First, some messages for our sponsors.........
Welcome back from your travels Jackie. A change sometimes does us good eh? Hello to Kim. Thank you for popping by. . . . .and well done to Patricia and Hazel for training their husbands so well . If either of you have a manual I can borrow, I would be grateful. Mr Duck actually rang me at work once to ask how to switch the vacuum cleaner on............oh how I laughed, until I realised he was serious.
Anyhoo, today's creation is a first for me. Apart from the odd bit of background, I have not really done much with my distress inks. I had to do a quick belated birthday card so I thought I would see what I could do with just a mask and some inks.
The card base was 6x6 white PMD card with the corners punched.
The top layer was white card cut slightly smaller than the base and with corners rounded again.
I then applied different Tim Holtz Distress Inks to create the background. I used Bundled Sage, Shabby Shutters and a touch of Wild Honey for the "grassy" area. I then sponged Broken China over the rest of the card, in various degrees of light/dark for the "sky". A smudge of Mustard Seed sufficed for my "Sun".
I then ran this through the Grand Calibur with the That Special Touch Daisy Silhouette mask to emboss it. I put the mask back over the embossing and inked through with the greens again for the stalks and also Dusty Concord and Victorian Velvet for the flowers and butterflies.
I'm quite pleased with my first foray into "inking" and I can't believe I can still make a card without reaching for a Spellbinder !!!
I have re-posted a picture of the purple butterfly card below and hope, on its new background, you can view it without darkened glasses. Rumour has it, that from Space, you could see the Great Wall of China and my purple card lol !!!
Have a good day folks and thanks, as always, for popping along to the pond.