My colors were drawn from the photo and I mainly used Weathered Wood and Vintage Photo distress inks. This set has a lot of stamps so I basically stamped a collage pattern on Very Vanilla in Weathered Wood and then ink distressed it with Vintage Photo. A chipboard circle was created with Spellbinders dies, sea images were stamped in Vintage Photo, inked with Weathered Wood - and then spattered with water droplets. The main image was stamped on Very Vanilla with Ranger Jet Black Archival Ink and spritzed with my Vintage Photo glimmer mist. I made a kraft ruffle using the Paper Twist Ribbon that is sold in my Etsy shop. The sentiment, which I really love, was stamped on Very Vanilla with the Ranger archival ink.
I freehand cut a banner and distressed the edges with Vintage Photo. Then I gave it one layer of UTEE. When it was hardened, Vintage Photo was sponged into all the cracks where the UTEE didn't cover. It gave it a cool distressed look, while still being shinny from the UTEE. It didn't seem quite finished so I added some filigree metal from my Etsy shop. I haven't used the metals too much but am finding that I really like using them. I have some left in the shop and have more on order. I'm slowly trying to increase the variety that I can offer in the shop.
This was another great challenge. I really had fun with what I made - I'm not sure for whom it can be used, but I like the color palette and design of it. I hope you will be stopping by Our Creative Corner and joining in the fun with us this week.
Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the lovely comments. I very much appreciate each and every one of them.
Sentimental Sundays - Inky Fingers + a sentiment
Creative Inspirations - No Flowers Allowed
Cute Card Thursday - Going Round in Circles
Pals Paper Arts - Summertime and the Livin' is Easy
The Stamp Man Challenge - Anything Tim Holtz
Also entered into the July Artistic Outpost Referral Program