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It is my turn to post as an International Blog Ambassador for Spellbinders and I decided to make an Inspiration Board
I started my taking a piece of mount board, 15" by 12" and coated it with Gesso. When that was dry I created my background with various colours of Distress Paints: Picket Fence, Antique Linen, and Weathered Wood. I spritzt them with water to let them marble, dried them with my heat gun and when dry, did some background stamping with a Stempel Glede swirl stamp. I stamped with the Distresss Inks, first Weathered Wood and then Frayed Burlap. I dried it once more with my heat-gun and then used my ink-blending tool and Distress Inks in Frayed Burlap, Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky to add more colour..
Decorative Labels Eight out of white card stock. I then cut some scrap book paper (K & Co) in a lightish colour with the second largest of the A2 Matting Basics B, embossed it and while still in the die sponged it lightly with the same colours of Distress Inks I used for the background. Next I cut and embossed the second largest of the Decorative Labels 8 from another piece of light coloured scrapbook paper, coloured it with Frayed Burlap quite darkly for contrast and then matted these pieces all together with foam tape. Each panel was finished with a cut and embossed butterfly from the Les Papillions set. I cut these from some delicate floral papers to add just a hint of colour and then highlighted the embossed bits with some gilding wax, and finished with some Viva Decor pearl pen pearls.
The central panel was done slightly differently, I cut the second largest of the Floral Ovals. Mounted it in the same way and then added a Tim Holtz ornate plate made to look rusty with a variety of acrylic paints and some gilding wax again. The little heart in the center was made from Sculpey clay, covered in the same floral paper I used for the butterflies and then sanded down once the glue had dried. Again I also added some gilding wax for a vintage effect.
Just Rite Antique Labels 10 dies.
Ribbon Banners with another Donna Downey phrase, a butterfly and one of the Tim Holtz pen nibs to finish it all off.
Well, hope you like my inspiration board and maybe it will give you some inspiration too.
I am linking this to Country View Crafts Challenge where the theme is Die=cuts
Thank you so much for visiting and have fun creating!!