Thursday, November 17, 2016
Being Thankful with Retro Rubber Challenge No. 51
Hello everyone! Although I have been really busy it seems I cannot get anything done! Ever have one of those weeks? LOL. I wanted to share some photos I took last Saturday of a farm Ruy and I went to explore with hopes of taking photos there of the Super Moon. But it rained both days and it was a total bust. But it was a fun day trip.
First we got a bit lost on one of the sugarcane plantations. So I got out to take a panorama photo.
We were in total cow, horse, mule, bull country!! (I know my friend Toniann will like this photo).
I also got some other cool photos of textures, etc. But I am still working on them and will share soon. Now for today's card. Over at the Retro Rubber Challenge Blog they are having Challenge No. 51, which is all about Being Grateful with a photo for inspiration -
I started with a beautiful background stamp that I have owned for YEARS! Crazy, I know. It's called Oak Leaf Background (retired) by Heartfelt Creations. Because it's a large stamp, I put it in my Misti and stamped it with Archival Black ink by Ranger on to regular white cardstock. I then trimmed the image to 4" x 5.25".
Then I pulled out a few Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, and Seedless Preserves. I applied each of the colors to a clear block and then, using a waterbrush, colored in all the leaves. I would start with one color, heat set it, and then go back with a darker color, heat set again, and then blend.
Once it was all colored in and dry I adhered it to a piece of black cardstock, which I then adhered to the front of my A2 sized card cut from Kraft cardstock. Then I stamped the phrase called Many Blessings by Stampendous (retired) on to a piece of Kraft cardstock, adhered it to a piece of black cardstock, and then adhered this to the card front. The final step was to lightly brush the leaves with Gold Stickles and allow it to dry. Done!!
I really like how these Distress Inks worked on this card. I hope you guys do too. If you want to enter a project in the Retro Rubber Challenge just click HERE to be taken right to the challenge page. Until next time -
Hugs from Brasil -