Can you believe I actually made a card with no one in mind to give it to, I know I will actual have one in my stash.
My local stamp store said they had the new Distress Oxide inks in and after watching some video's on them I figured I had to get a few just to give it a try, I bought 3 colors, and for my first time I just decided to blend them and try stamping with them.
I used Bristol paper for this one, sponged on the inks and then took a paint brush and splatter water over the whole surface. I left it to dry on it's own while I went searching for a stamp, and did a couple other things, when I came back there were still a couple droplets so I took paper towel to take them up, that is the white spots you see. I then stamped my image using the same ink I sponged on the bottom of my card. Used watercolor markers to color it, except for the tree trunk was colored with Tombow marker.
A little tip for you, I had colored the flowers in pink, but after I decided to add some spectrum sparkle marker to it and it didn't seem to mix well and turned the flowers almost a tan or brown color.
I should have just left it as it was but I thought it needed more so I took my Spellbinder die and just embossed with it, no cutting to frame it.
Distress Oxide-- Walnut stain, peeled paint and worn lipstick inks
Stampin up stamp -- sorry I don't know the name
Colored with Distress markers
Spellbinders -- Lattice rectangle die (embossed only)
Spectrum -- clear sparkle pen
Next time I play with them I think I will try some of the techniques Tim shows for using the inks.
I am linking my card today with CropStop February Challenge Here.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today!!