Monday, May 11, 2015

Monday, Monday....

Happy Monday, my friends!!  I hope all you mommies and mommy-types had a great day yesterday!  I had a wonderfully busy weekend--lots of baseball, rehearsals, a dance recital and much more.  We just started "tech" week for the Central Wisconsin Children's Theatre's Cinderella production.  It's a busy, busy week, but one that will make many memories!

Today, I am sharing a new I Brake For Stamps creation.  I continue to play around with the bisters and have a bister background to share.  For me, it's about controlling the color saturation.  There is a fine line between beautiful color and muddied background.  The key is water and movement.  I created this background by layering multiple dippings of bister.  This little "dip" method works great for a marbled look. 

I began by sprinkling some bisters on my non-stick craft sheet and then generously sprtized with water.  After larger pools of wet bisters formed, I dipped my cardstock into the inks.  Dry.  Repeat. And, do it again!  And, again and again, until you get the look you want. 

To finish off this earthy looking card, I waited until the background was completely dry (over night).  Then, I embossed Fennel Silhouette Negative directly on to it.  A wide piece of burlap ribbon and some pearly accents finish things off.

Have a great day and, don't forget to be awesome!  TTFN, Jane

1 comment:

  1. I love "tag lines" on your posts - it always puts a tune in my head - we are so from the same generation!