Good morning, fellow Chocoholics. The theme this month over at the Chocolate Baroque Blog is "Texture". You'll be seeing lots of projects featuring texture stamps, stencils, pastes, embellishments, powders etc.
I decided to make a card with a textured look but without the bulk. Distress Inks and water are the main players. I started by applying Distress Inks in Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans, Milled Lavender, Worn Lipstick and Spun Sugar for the sky; and Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge and Antique Linen for the desert sand. Then I spritzed some water waited for the inks to react, blotting with a paper towel until I got the desired effect. I'm am pleasantly surprised by the splodgy outcome ... it's almost as if I had planned it!
For added texture. I heat embossed a piece of card with WOW Silver EP and die cut tiny stars using LF Mini Snowflakes Lawn Cuts and adhered these to the sky. I matted the design onto kraft card to tame the busy background.
The focal image is from the Peace on Earth A5 sheet, stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black.
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Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you're having a fun weekend. I plan to put my feet up and read a book. :)