First off, I wanted to play along with the spring blog hop over at The Cat's Pajamas. The deadline to link up is tomorrow, so I'm so happy I found a little time today! I've had this adorable Flying By set on my desk for quite a while without seeing ink, so today was it's day.
I also wanted to test out the stencil monoprints technique in this week's Splitcoaststampers newsletter, so that's where I started. I pulled out cracked pistachio and abandoned coral distress inks, a spray bottle and the Poppy Collage stencil from Donna Downey and followed the tutorial. Oh my word was it so easy to get such a cool background! I loved my first attempt and knew I had to make a card that allowed the background to shine.
So I stamped Sprinkle flying directly on the background, then stamped it on some texty scraps twice to do the wings and propeller. I sponged those with matching distress inks, fussy cut and layered over the image on the card base. I also cut a couple strips of the Cloud Border Cutups and stamped and embossed the coordinating cloud stamp on vellum in white to add to the card. I finished off with a bit of Stardust Stickles on the clouds and a seam binding bow at the top.
Thanks so much for stopping by today to peek into my craft room!
Stamps: Flying By (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: watercolor distress paper (Ranger), dp scraps (BasicGrey)
Ink: abandoned coral, cracked pistachio distress inks, black archival ink (Ranger)
Accessories: Cloud Border Cutups (The Cat's Pajamas), Poppy Collage stencil (Donna Downey), seam binding, Stardust Stickles