Day 3 was about inking and stamping techniques and our assignment was to try out a new technique of bring back an old favourite.
I have quite a collection of distress inks but I have not used them as much as I would like, so I decided to try and create a winter sky using some of my distress ink. This card turned out to involve two 'happy accidents'. Applying the distriss inks did not go as smoothly as I intended, but I do love the end result. The blotchy sky makes a nice contrast with the snowy landscape on the foreground. The sentiment stamping did not stamp correctly the first time, so I tried to stamp it again, which caused the shading (I now know I should/could have used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to align it LOL). However, I decided to leave it as is, since it reminds me of fuzzy prints in the snow.
Dark blue cardstock from my stash
Neenah solar white cardstock
Die - Country landscape by Memory box
Sentiment stamp - Christmas Wishes set by Wplus9
Ink - Mememto tuxedo black
Distress inks - Ranger (spiced marmelade, tumbled glass, faded jeans)
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Jingle Belles - Ho Ho H2O!
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - 25 Anything goes
CHNC extra - Anything Christmas goes
Bunny Zoe - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Bearly Mine - 72 Anything goes