Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Arcrylic Distress and Best Buds

This pretty background is a version of the Technique lovers challenge on Split coast Stampers.  I had to improvise on this technique because I don't have any acrylic paints.  I used a 5x7 Madison cuttlebug folder and I took white washed coordination's paper used TH scattered straw distress ink all over it.  Then I ran it through the cuttlebug and the color in the core was teal so I sanded off much of the teal and then used a Marvy ink pad to highlight the raised ridges.  I then took shimmer mist and sprayed it on a paper towel and removed some of the color to make it look distressed. That worked great because now the background shimmers also.  The borders are the gorgeous Border Carnivale from Cheery Lynn. The pretty calla lily is from Flourishes I colored it with copics and then cut it out.  I added a bow and some gems to finish the card.  I'm also using this card for the Monthly fan club theme, Best Buds.   Remember for a mere $25 per year you get to interact with the Dirty Dozen on SCS and see their gorgeous creations, you also don't have to wait to have your uploads approved and many other benefits by paying this little amount to help keep SCS up and going.   I'm also using this for the Stampin Sister in Christ flowers challenge.  Be sure to check out all the gorgeous creations on all the sites.

5 comments:

lindagrady said...

Such pretty artwork, Karen. You've been a busy gal! Those dies are awesome.

Traci M said...

This is just gorgeous, Karen!! Your background technique looks so cool with the blues showing through...love it!! Thanks so much for your support of Stampin' Sisters in Christ...and for joining with us this week! Wishing you a blessed week!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Karen this is beautiful! Fabulous textures and borders.

Jennifer Shults said...

So pretty! I love the textures in the background!

Julie Masse said...

What a pretty card, lovely lilies! :)