August 3, 2016
I saw the new Lawnscaping Challenge, all about patterns, and this idea popped into my head. I wanted my main images to be part of the pattern but still stand out.
Size: Horizontal side fold A2 card
Extra Details: I started with a panel of water color paper. I stamped and white heat embossed all of the images on the panel. Once that was cool, I ink blended the blue background with Distress Inks. I didn’t worry about masking my main images. I did only cover them with the lightest color of distress ink.
Once the ink blending was done, I used water to bleach out my main images. It took two or three rounds of applying water and dabbing it off, before I was completely happy with how white my images where. Then using more Distress Inks, I water colored the images. I ended up really liking the light blue underneath all of the colors I added. I think it made my mermaids look like they are under the water.
Once everything was dry, I added the stitching detail to the bottom edge of the panel. I heat embossed the sentiment on the dark blue card base, adhered the inked panel and was done.
Lawnscaping Challenge #135: Patterned Palooza
Stamps Used: Lawn Fawn’s Mermaid for You
Dies Used: Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Borders
Distress Inks in Blueprint Sketch, Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Scattered Straw and Tattered Rose.
Hope you enjoyed the card