Monday, March 9, 2015

Giraffes, Zebras & Tigers....Oh, My!

Happy I Brake For Stamps Monday!!!  Thank you for checking out this week's IBFS share!!  As I patiently (ok, not so much) await the coming Spring, I find my stamp choices fluctuating between flowers and animals!  Why not, right?

I created my background using a technique called Bleach Blocking.  It creates a colorful and texture rich background. You can find the details of this technique in the December 2014 edition of the TJ Newsletter.  If you are not already a Junkie, you can find details for ordering back issues HERE.

To complete my project, I used this awesome TRIO stamp from I Brake For Stamps!  I stamped on cream colored card stock using Archival Ink.  This is the best permanent/waterproof ink I own!  It gives such a crisp image that is plenty black.  The only downside, I can see, is that it doesn't work with my Copic markers.  But, nevermind that.  There are plenty of other ways to apply color!  Lately, I've been getting into water coloring a bit more. I'm so trendy....LOL!!  Actually, I'm rutty (although that doesn't sound very attractive!)  I am currently in my water color rut.  I'll be here for awhile and you'll see nothing but water colored projects.....bear with this creature of habit!

For this card, I used the same distress inks I used on my background and my aqua painter.  I wanted just a shadow of the light purple color (dusty concord) around each animal.....The giraffe and tiger both are colored with Rusty Hinge in varying intensity. 

To finish it off, I added the "Enjoy" sentiment from Floral Half Sheet 148B.  So many good choices on that sheet!  When you go over to the I Brake For Stamps store, you'll want to check out everything I linked to.  Also, how cute is this Cute Elephant?  Can anyone say...Horton Hears a Whoo????  Be sure to visit the clearance section too....cuz, who doesn't like a deal?  And, speaking of can save with my coupon code SAVE10JANE--get after it!

That's all for me today----have a great one!!  Don't forget to be awesome!
TTFN, Jane

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