I really got my teeth into distressing on this a5 card.
Using stamps from 'Wouldn' it be lovely 2 '
by Sheena Douglass,which will be launching on Saturday morning 2nd October 2010.
I firstly cut a rectangle of watercolour heavy weight paper and spent a good hour,having fun and going with the flow, distressing it withTim Holtz ink,scraping with scissors and smudging with a wet & dry piece of foam. For the backing paper i used the small stamp of horse racing, which i randomly stamped, 2 or 3 times before inking,to give different intensity,using Centurra pearl ivory card.I then ripped across the card to give a rough edge.
Then i stamped the lady, usinf stazon, lots of time and using a brush and water used 'Vintage photo' Distress ink,again and added the colour and shading to each image, then i cut it into decoupage, so she is 4 or 5 layers in depth.
Classic Sheena, i added the shadow on the tag,that i had cutout using a Spellbinder die,first stamping with stazon and quickly rubbing out,to leave only a shadow of words,then i stamped sligtly above again,to give a stronger words.
The flowers i used Spellbinder die and cutout tissue paper,which i then stained with 'vintage photo' ink,scrunched the layers together and added a brad to hold them in place.
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