This is going to be hard for me, but I'm going to try and keep the words to a minimum, as I see I have just two hours to post to Country View Challenge Stencil It, which along with A Vintage Journey Inspired me to make this card. I just want to say I LOVED all the inspiration on both these blogs, so thank you! You've got me motivated again!
And a close up...For some reason my computer keeps rotating this one!
I used Dylusions DYS34247 stencil and Plaid's Decorator Tool someone gave me quite a while back. See how the green is pulled from the right edge? That's the design created using the "teeth" on this tool. I stamped images from Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous Urban Grunge, Nature's Elements, and Grunge Cirque sets using Archival Ink. For some of the stamping elements, I inked only parts of the stamp and rolled them onto the background. UPDATE: I forgot to mention, that in addition to using his stamps, I was inspired by Tim using this method of stamping. I used Dylusions ink sprays, Distress Stains and inks on watercolor paper through and on my stencils. I also did some Spritz and Flick technique. When completely dry, I misted with Ranger's Perfect Pearl Mist (the sparkle and shine are not captured on camera--anyone have tips on how to capture this on camera, since I use the mist a lot on my projects?).
That is all! I'm entering into Country View Challenge Stencil It as noted above and A Vintage Journey Just Stain It Challenge, Thanks to all the designers and entrants for all your inspiration!