I started with a piece of corrugated cardboard as the base and spritzed it with my new bottle of Denim Color Wash, then sponged the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink plus swiped a bit of gesso across it. Using the Elegant Flourishes die, I cut a piece of chipboard, then sponged it with Faded Jeans distress ink and stamped it with the gingham stamp from the Wendy Vecchi Nature's Art set. It's kind of funny, but all the blues in this piece are Faded Jeans, but depending on what I stamped on, the shade changed.
The paper flower was cut with the Tattered Florals die and then I painted a Foliage piece with a bit of Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dabber, let it dry and then brushed a bit of Faded Jeans distress ink on it. The butterfly from the Wendy set was stamped with Faded Jeans DI and also Brushed Cordury. I coated it with Crackle Accents and because I used water based distress inks, the ink ran and bled. I was ready to toss it out, but decided I liked the distressed look and decided to stay with it. The leaf from the Wendy set was stamped in Rusty Hinge and then coated with Antique Linen Distress Stickles. A stamped sentiment, a scrap of burlap from my craft table and a button from my stash and this ATC was finished off and ready to post.
I hope you will stop over to Simon Says Stamp and Show to see the wonderful ATCs that the rest of the design team have for your inspiration. And don't forget about the $50 random drawing to shop with our generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp. Hope to see your ATC entered in our challenge this week.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a great week!