A new challenge has started at Inspiration Journal called 'Fall is in the Air' and there is a very generous $50 prize for one lucky winner to spend at the Inspiration Emporium's online shop.
I recently went to see my dear friend Jenny (Buttons) demoing for one of the companies that she designs for and she demoed a background made with chalky paints. I do not have those chalky paints but I thought I would try it with Tim Holtz Distress Paints and it worked!
I took some cut and dry foam and using the white side, dabbed into Tim Holtz Distress Paints, doing one colour at a time. I used three colours and I gently dabbed the card until the card was covered. It takes a gentle touch and a little time but it is really worth it! I covered two pieces of card using the same method and colours.
The colours I used are Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon and Fired Brick, the combination gives a wonderful warm Autumnal tone and fits nicely into the latest challenge of Fall is in the air.
I embossed the first piece of card using the Springtime Background Texture Fade, it took two passes but if you are careful, the join does not show too much. I did go over the embossing with Gathered Twigs DI using a blending tool. This really highlights the text nicely.
For the second piece of card I used the background stamp from Tim Holtz's Papillon set of stamps, using Vintage Photo Distress Ink, covering the whole of the card. I mounted this onto an 8" x 8" black card base.
For the topper I die cut 'enjoy the journey' from black and also cream card and offset the two before adding to the card. I did the same with the Eiffel Tower die cut. I coloured some vintage ribbon with the same three colours of DP, I die cut the fleur-de-lis from shrink plastic and added this to the ribbon with a jump ring, to finish off the card.
The items I used to make my card can be purchased from Inspiration Emporium. As part of the Inspiration Team I am very pleased to tell you that if you use my code Redanne you will receive a 10% discount on products you buy. Postage rates in the USA are $5 and the International Rate is just $10! I really hope you will take advantage of the discount!
Thanks for looking, I hope to see you again on Monday when I will be back with a Guest Design Spot. Hugs, from a very happy Anne xx
These are the supplies I used with links directly to Inspiration Emporium:
Sizzix Bigz Die - Fleur di Lis & Eiffel Tower
Sizzix - Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Stacked Artful words
Sizzix Springtime Background & Borders Set
Stampers Anonymous Papillon Stamp Set
Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Ripe Persimmon
Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Spiced Marmalade
Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Fired Brick
Inkssentials Cut and Dry Foam
Inkssentials Shrink Plastic