Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Let's Get Inky With It

So I did it! I rose to the challenge at Make My Monday and created my own background. I used three colours of distress inks, straw, denim and sage and a piece of tin foil.  I inked the foil, spritzed the white cs with water and rubbed it in! The foil gave some interesting texture to the inking and was the next best thing to a craft mat I reckon...

After leaving all that to dry, I stamped the large butterfly image in Versamark before dusting with purple mica powder. I used a peel off glitter frame to highlight the image, added some gems and a couple of layers. This is a kind of clean and simple inky background card, I'm useless at vintage, which is, I guess, what this background really cries out for, but I have to say I'm really pleased with the way it turned out. I'm not saying that I will be doing this again in a hurry, but it was fun.


  1. WoW! this is stunning Louise. I love doing backgrounds and I dont mind getting messy. I will have a go at this, its a gorgeous effect. Love Viji. xx

  2. Pretty card, love the butterfly, thank you for joining us this week at make my Monday

  3. What a cool technique! LOVE the effect--that butterfly looks amazing on top of it all! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

  4. Absolutely gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in with my DIY background challenge at MMM.
    Fliss x


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