Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Boys to Men

It's time for another challenge from The Sisterhood of Crafters.  It's a biweekly challenge and so much fun.  I do hope you'll come join us and share your creativity.

So, let's get on with this week's new challenge.  Hosting this week is Terri and she has us thinking about the boys and men in our lives.   So, whether it's a son, grandson, grandfather, uncle, nephew or a friend, masculine cards are the ticket.

You know I just had to play with those Distress Oxide inks again.  The background was done using a paint brush to apply the colors.  I just kept adding layers until I had just the look I wanted.  One thing to remember, though, is to dry each layer of color as you go so you don't wind up with a muddy background.  That is the voice of experience talking even after watching Tim's video.  Some lessons just have to be learned the hard way.


Stamp Sets:  Colorful Seasons, In the Meadow ( Images (C) Stampin' Up!); Distress Oxide Inks:  Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick (Tim Holtz); Inks:  Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Soft Suede (Stampin' Up!); Other:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies (Stampin' Up!)


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Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,

Marsha

10 comments:

  1. Fabulous card and I love the background...I only own one pad of distress inks as I told myself I wasn't going to add ANY more inks, but as I keep seeing all these backgrounds using it, I think I have been swayed..lol!!

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    1. Thanks, Diane! I can't wait until I can get all the colors that are now available.

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  2. Beautiful card and love how you made the beautiful sky in the background. Those two stamp sets really look great together. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks, Debbie! Two of my favorite sets.

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  3. Great use of the inks for the background. And I love the drink you placed on the chsir!

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! I love those oxide inks.

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  4. Beautiful background and card; so very peaceful!

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  5. You created such an amazing background with your Distress oxides Marsha! I just ordered more and can't wait to get them. I love the sound of your technique, did you use a dry or wet paint brush? Thanks for sharing! Gwendolyn

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    1. Thanks, Gwendolyn! I used a wet brush. But be sure you dry each application of color before adding another color.

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