I only have limited supplies of Ranger products but I am gradually getting some great stash together which was added to on my recent birthday. My Hb bought me some Distress Paints below. I only have a few colours so I was limited to which to use. I chose some Spring/Easter colours..............
Faded jeans, Victorian velvet and Iced spruce. Tim uses Ranger tissue tape but I do not own anything other than some tissue tape I bought in Wilkinson's after Christmas in their sale. I thought it could represent trellis for my flowers to be displayed on .
I first made some patterns on my card with the tape.
When this was dry I covered parts with Vintage photo Distress ink and then added splashes of water to get the cool effect which Tim shows.
Next I cut some more "trellis" with a lattice die and coloured it with my 3 paint colours
Here is my finished card.
I also added some lace for even more femininity ;0)
Here are some close ups
I really love these big blousy blooms and the very shabby chic muted colours. The background has an almost chalky effect and feel and I will certainly be making some more roses.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Tim Holtz's 2014 tags April
Rhedd and Rosie anything goes
Papertake Weekly spring has sprung
Simon says stamp Happy Easter
Divas by Design Easter/spring
Pan Pastel UK Pretty shabby chic
Country View Challenges new beginnings my new beginning is springtime.
Stamping Sensations dies and/or punches
Penny Black and More Blossoms and blooms
Stamp and Create Spring flowers
Whimsy stamps anything goes
Cheery Lynn anything goes
Craftyhands anything goes
A Creative Romance eggcellent spring
The ribbon girl spring
Ali Craft spring
So there we are, a third of the way through 2014 already. Thanks for stopping by and also for any comments you take the time to leave. I really love reading them.
It's a big weekend for my son's girlfriend who is running the London Marathon on Sunday...run Charlotte run and we are all willing you on to the finish of 26 grueling miles. She has spent months in training and it has taken a huge amount of dedication and stamina. Thanks so much to everyone who has sponsored her. She is raising funds for The Anthony Nolan Cancer Trust and if you would like to swell the pot she has raised so far..over £750 to date, every pound is gratefully received. There is a link to her fundraising page here.
Bye for now,