Two posts in three days - quite astonishing at the moment. With needing to garden during the day (before it gets too hot) and then water said gardens in the evening I am constantly running out of time for indoorish things, apart from card making!
I would also like to welcome my newest follower, Shirley-Ann Barber, of Stamping For Joy She lives 'across the Ditch' from me in Australia - I hope you have not been affected by the fires Shirley-Ann.
This is my DT card for the Word Art Wednesday Challenge starting today, and our sponsor is the wonderful Seth Apter, who is giving two $25 vouchers to his store to two winners!!
I started this card with this wonderful coffee circle die. I understand it was a Seth Apter one, unfortunately now unavailable.
It was cut twice from Kraft card, and sponged with espresso ink.
I then created the background by sponging/brushing more espresso ink around the edges of the cream cardstock I had chosen to work with, and had distressed the edges of, to give a really grungy look. I layered the die cut(s) over a piece of old dictionary paper I had on my desk...
I then picked up a piece of corrugated card (also lingering on my desk) and stripped off one surface to give a textural background panel to the scripture (Available as a freebie at Word Art Wednesday)
The scripture panel was also sponged with the espresso ink, and distressed around the edges. I was liking the look, but there was something missing, and I spotted some stamps I bought from China
about a year ages ago, so I inked one up, held it in my fingers, and did some selective stamping in the background, often using a second and third generation impressions to give some more variation
To finish the inside I distressed and sponged the edges of the panel, and stamped the gauze like stamp again, on a block this time, along one edge.
I loved how this turned out, as grungy is not my normal make!!
I am linking this to:
A Place to Start February Challenge - Make a Masculine card or project
Crafting Happiness Challenge #38 - Anything Goes (Option, Pink)
Double Trouble Challenge #49 - Again and Again
(I have repeat used the stamp, and the die was cut twice to get the length required)
Jan's Digi Challenge #7 - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenge #2006 - Anything Goes
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #125 - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge #2 - 2020 - Anything Goes
We Love 2 Create Challenge #2 - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Digi Chooseday Challenge Week #6 - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar February Challenge - Use Die Cuts and/or Punches