Tuesday, January 22, 2013

21 cards - #20

Hello again.  Here's another card for the monthly challenge at Motley Soul Mixed-Media Art.  Please check this post to see how I made the base for my cards.

I used my Inspiration Jar again -- my three words are: pink, tea, and seeds.  I used the first two. 

I started by painting the background cream and then stamping a Cornish Heritage Farms background stamp in tea dye ink.  It's not very dark, so I highlighted some of the lines with a brown marker. 

I die cut a piece of white card stock with my Tim Holtz baroque die.  Now if you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know that pink is not one of my favorite colors.  In fact, it's one I tend to avoid.  But, I put some of that type of word in my jar, because it makes me go beyond my comfort zone.  So I pulled out Tea Shoppe from SU, and stamped the tea cup on the die cut with victorian velvet distress ink, which is a nice soft rose color.  The die cut was too wide for my card, so I trimmed off the sides to make it fit.  Then I sponged victorian velvet and vintage photo distress inks along the edges.  I added the tiny circles with a brown marker.  The idea was for it to resemble lace, but I don't really think it does. 

The sentiment is computer generated and was also edged with the same two inks. 

All in all, this was a pretty easy card. 

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit. 

1 comment:

Starla said...

Catching up!
I'm with you on the pink....it is out of my comfort zone too!!
I think the chalk background looks like faux silk. I like it!
LOVE the clock page! Have this thing for clocks and you NAILED that one!!