Sunday, September 7, 2014

OWH - September Daily Bread Challenge

For the September Daily Bread Challenge, we are to make our own background.  This technique uses an embossing folder.  I applied distress inks on the flatter side of the embossing folder, spritzed the water color paper with water and just pressed it on the folder.  The pattern transfers in an artsy way.  I also mix some perfect pearls with water and keep it in a small squirt bottle.  I use this water to wet the paper and it gives an amazing shine to the inked areas.  The butterflies are also dipped into the distress inks.  The HELLO is a Simon Says Stamp die.

With these pretty results, why do I keep buying patterned paper?  Because I love them !

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Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge - Anything Goes Sept 7 - 13th


For the Anything Goes Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge, I recently purchased the new Stockings Die from Paper Smooches.  Although maybe intended for Christmas, I immediately thought of this card to send to a golfing friend.  I scored lines on the socks and the toes and heels are colored with gray Copic markers.  Not sure where the paper came from, just using up some scraps.

It makes me laugh and I hope she will enjoy it.

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