Eventually I made a card for the 1st round of this month's Hero Arts contest. I am still trying to use up all the bits and pieces of paper on my desk, the longer they are around the longer they inhibit me from moving forward, I can't bear to throw them away and I can't bear to have partially cut up patterned papers around! What a dilema!
Paper: cardstock (PTI); patterned paper (Memory Box); Neenah
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Versamark; Scattered Straw, Bundled Sage, Broken China & Antique Linen distress ink.
Stamps: Hero Arts
Other: PTI border die; Tinsel Embossing Powder (Snowflake) by Ranger
Other than using mostly patterned papers I also opted to distress the edges of the papers for a different look to my usual CAS style. I stamped the flower with the Tinsel Embossing Powder by Ranger (Snowflake) and then inked the panel with the various distress inks. I went over the entire panel with the Antique Linen ink in order to tone down the colours. I also spritzed the panel with pearlized water so there is a slight sheen, hard to capture in the photo though.
I'll also enter this in the current Lily Pad challenge with Simon Says Stamp, which is to use Patterned Paper.
I hope you are all having a great Sunday. My run yesterday did not materialise as we had soooooo...... much rain, so I went spinning instead. But I managed to get my 8 miles in this morning with my running buddy in a nice cool 48F temperature. So, now I feel great!
Wishing you the perfect day!