Monday, February 23, 2015

She Decided To Leap

Hello Friends

Happy Monday!!! I was in my happy place last night!! Playing around with my distress inks I LOVE them so much! I think this is my absolute favourite crafting technique. I love the mess that it makes and that they are so unpredictable. My favourite way to play with them is to swipe them on my craft sheet then spray them with water. Then let card pick up the inks straight from the mat. I wanted to make this card for a pink challenge so I got out my pink inks Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Victorian Velvet. I was in heaven!!

I used this stamp called SHE leaped by Christy Tomlinson. I love love love her dress it has written on it She decided to leap. It is very appropriate for where I am at in life. I have some decisions that need to be made and I need to do some leaping.

I also wanted to try something new with this project which involves Salt!! Yes good old fashioned sea salt. Funnily enough I only had the Pink kind on hand ha so it tied it nicely with my theme! I have seen people do this with many different projects and inks in the past. This is my first time trying it though. It creates this lovely distress speckled background. Sorry the picture is grainy I tend to work on my projects late at night when the light is horrible. You can kind of see where the salt has hit the wet ink and it lifts out spots of colour.

First I heat embossed this image on some card with white embossing powder. Then I just kept building up the colours with my wet inks drying in between each application until I was happy with the end result. Then once you have the colour you want it is at this stage you wet your paper and apply the salt and leave it as long as you want. The longer you leave it on the paper the more intense it will become.  Once the card was dry I added some doilies behind it and trimmed them back to create just a border. Next I backed it to pink card then a white card base. Then I added some ribbon as a belt on to her dress and a white wooden button was tied with some pretty pink twine to finish it off.  I love the outcome. It makes me sooooo happy to play with my inks and get messy again and to also try another new to me technique.

Thanks so much for stopping by today :)

Mandi xox

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  1. Mandi, I love your card! What a great image, and I love the pinks, too! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Well this is MOST fabulous!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  3. This is gorgeous and I love how you did the background. Thanks for joining in the In The Pink challenge this time. Hope to see you again.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    In The Pink DT

  4. Love, love love Mandi ... my fav stamp ever and love the use of the salt! Fly high in your own future xoxox
    Thank you for joining us over at the Pan Pastel UK Challenge and good luck. xoxox


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