Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Created Byhand Challenge - Walnut Ink Backgrounds

This week's Created Byhand challenge is Walnut Ink Backgrounds. I've recently rediscovered my Walnut Distress ink, so this was perfect for me. For my background I used the wrinkle-free distress technique. Using a clear plastic report cover, I smooshed my Distress ink onto it and then spritzed with water. I laid my watercolor paper over the ink and pulled it off. Dried w/heat gun and repeated until I liked the result. I stamped the bird (from the new bird sheet by I Brake for Stamps) on a scrap of vintage German paper and then stitched vintage bias tape and a piece of mica onto the card. The sentiment is from Time to Stamp/I Brake for Stamps.

14 comments:

  1. wonderful work of art! love the crow stamp!

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  2. Love this piece. Love that background.

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  3. beautiful piece,
    wonderful background.

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  4. GREAT card, and I love that stamp! Nicely done!

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  5. glad to see you have been busy creating since sat..once again you have created another great piece

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  6. Very lovely art! Very well done!

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  7. Shelly, what a great technique. I haven't heard of doing this but since I have all the necessary ingredients, I think I'll try it today. Your piece is gorgeous. I love how you have the light against dark. Just beautiful.

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  8. Cool technique and really awesome card!

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  9. Shelly, this is a really wonderful card! I see you are following me on Twitter. I have no idea what that is or how it works, but I am following your blog from here. I hope you will follow mine too, lady.

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  10. Shelly, very nice. Isn't it fun to rediscover techniques and products we haven't used in a while..

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  11. The background in itself is super, but it's all the extra attention to detail that makes this a great card.
    Ros

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  12. Fabu background! You have inspired me to pull out my walnut ink and give it a try!

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