Hello again and welcome to my inspiration for the new challenge over at That's Crafty Challenge Blog with the theme for the next fortnight of Girls Will Be Girls.
I've chosen to use my most girly stamps for a card, these being my Paper Artsy Liz Borer set of stamps which are so deliciously feminine and pretty.
Here are the elements before I assembled the card:
I made the background paper with Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints in Sherbert, Rose and Lilac which I sponged on a piece of mixed media paper for a shabby chic effect. I then used the Tim Holtz Flourish Layering Stencil on the left half of the painted paper with DecoArt Fluid Acrylic in Green Gold. I distressed the edges with an emery board.
I stamped the square framed image on smooth cartridge paper with VersaMark ink, embossed it with Detail Copper Embossing Powder and coloured it with watercolour pencils before cutting it out and distressing the edges as before.
I made a mat for the main image by painting round the edges with Lilac and Orchid Fresco Finish Acrylics and then stamping on the small wrought iron style image with Ranger Archival Fern Green ink and distressed the edges.
I coloured a scrap of cartridge paper with the pink and lilac paints, stencilled it lightly with the green paint and then stamped with the birthday sentiment from the Tim Holtz Crazy Talk stamp set and Archival Coffee ink.
I assembled the card as you see adding lace, flowers and bronze gems.
Have a great day and a lovely weekend.