Saturday, November 20, 2010

2S4Y/PDCC56 - Just a Note

I've been meaning to play more with my Tim Holtz Distress Inks and finally got a quick moment - The stamp is called Tree Tile from Rubber Soul and I embossed it with white ink and then randomly colored the tile with Distress Inks (Broken China, Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany) using the foam tool by Inkssentials.
The colors are from the current Play Date Cafe Challenge #56 and the layout is from 2Sketches4You #66.
I decided to layer onto kraft cardstock for fun and to really draw attention to the colors and the patterned papers.
The patterned papers are from Basic Grey and 7 Gypsies.  Sentiment is from A Muse.  The boys and I successfully raked the backyard today - there are currently 33 bags stuffed full of leaves all along our curb.  There are a few more leaves left but we ran out of bags!!  We'll finish that up tomorrow - We can see grass again in the backyard and no more "dog surprises" hiding under the leaves for us to step on!!  That was the worst part!!  Blech!

11 comments:

jen said...

this is ALL KINDS of cool!! I have a couple of those inks, but haven't used them like this...yet!!! :) Love the way you layered your strips too!!!
(and hooray for getting rid of the yucky surprises!!!)

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful BG you created for the trees! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Kazan Clark said...

what a wonderful card and gorgeous technique
thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
:) Kazan

Maria said...

Great use of distress inks! I need to play with mine more. Love the trees and all the ribbon...love it!!!

Maria said...

Oops sorry...I meant paper strips instead of ribbon! :-)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful background to your trees. Lovely use of the strips. Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC.

Sue A said...

Nice composition and I love the tree stamp.
Sue xx

Sue A said...

Nice composition and I love the tree stamp.
Sue xx

veronica said...

very pretty! love the sponging!

Rachael said...

Love your image with all three colors fading into each other. By the way, how do you get your challenge pictures to be side by side in your post? I've tried it and it didn't work out the way I tried it.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE that tree image with those beautiful colors together--and the strips on the front look FABBY! Thanks so much for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC!! We love and appreciate our players;}