Canvas and Mixed Media art, Claritystamps, Masks/Stencils, Perfect Blend

Playing with distress ink to say goodbye and good luck!

A few nights ago I found myself playing with distress inks and blending tools, and ended up creating quite a few background panels for projects, all of which started life as Very Vanilla cardstock… I have a plan for them all, and they are related to different projects over the next few weeks time… But for now… Look at the colour! 

 
So the first project I chose the fifth from left (third from right) and chose to make a good luck /good bye card for a friend who has a new job he started today.  Colours used were Cracked Pistachio, Wild Honey & Peeled Paint.

I knew which focal image I wanted to use, and the fact I wanted a bold sentiment on the front to personalize it so it was quite an easy job… Some additional Gorgeous Grunge stamping in two of the coloura I had used in the background, Dictionary stamping in Vintage Photo, a spritz of water through a stencil (Paperartsy one) to lift the colour a bit, Claritystamps Letterbox stamps for the sentiment, Perfect Blend SU set for the focal image, Island Indigo for the card and Hello Honey cardstock for the mount.  Perfect!  Just had to slightly amend the little phrase on the cup… Mark drinks tea… I am the coffee drinker… So now sentiment perfect for him, whereas usually it is perfect for me! 

  
As the cardstock for the blank is a bit dark to write on I added a panel of Very Vanilla to the inside which I decorated first…

  

 

So happy with project number one… I know several of these will be part of next months class… Wondering what will become of the others? You will have to wait and see! 

I am entering this in the Paperartsy challenge this fortnight… The challenge is to use words so this qualifies on many levels!

Here’s hoping Mark had a good first day in his new role!  As for my first day without my friend at work… It turns out the new Mark is not quite as much fun to work with! 

  
Happy crafting! 

Catherine

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