Happy Friday, all! I actually started a crochet project and it's supposed to be a tunic when I am finished. Well... I only hope that I'll get to ware it when it come winter 2012. =)

On to today's card. I made this card for the All About Metal Challenge over at the Inspiration Journal.

The background is made by first stamping the script from Tim's Popillon set on a piece of watercolor paper using Pitch Black Acrylic Paint Dabber. Yes, I am officially too lazy to drag out my heat embossing tools and am using Pearl, Snow Cap and Pitch Black Acrylic Paint Dabbers for the resist effect. =) I then draged the piece of watercolor paper through a pool of ink created by barn door, broken china, peeled paint and picket fence distress stains. I love the white/milky effect that the picket fence distress stain adds to the colors. I also like how it tuned the black stamping down a bit. Tim has an video on tips and tricks using distress stains here.

Here is a look of the flower made using Kraft Glassine paper and old book pages cut using the Tattered Florals die. I scrunched all the pieces before layering them together. The center is a brown button threaded with twine that has a Trinket Pin and sentiment tag tied to it.

The lace trim is dyed with antique linen and fired brick distress stains. The sentiment tag is cut from a piece also created using the same technique as the background piece, but I didn't like the overall look and just used a little piece of it. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

That's it for now. Don't forget to submit your projects with metal here for a chance to win 50 Emporium Dollars to use in the Inspiration Emporium store! You can also get 10% off your entire purchase when you use code wonderland at check out. For more inspirations for projects using metal, see here and here. Hope you can join us this month!

Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!

cardstock: (kraft) Papertrey Ink, (off white watercolor) Strathmore Artist Papers
stamps: (Papillon) Stampers Anonymous, (sentiment) Papertrey Ink
specialty paper: Kraft Glassine paper, vintage book pages
acrylic paint: Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabber
specialty ink: Ranger Distress Stain
fiber: (crochet lace trim, twine) May Arts
button: Papertrey Ink
metal pin: Tim Holtz Idea-ology for Advantus
other: foam squares
card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


Merry said…
So wonderful Alice....really like how you created that background paper...sounds like fun to do.
Dotty Jo said…
Love that gorgeous flower and that lovely inky background, Jo x
Beate said…
Your card is gorgeous! LOVE the background and that beautiful flower.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs and smiles
Courtney K said…
awesome card Alice - love the look the stains and paints created on the background.
Elizabeth Allan said…
Sheer heaven Alice! Love everything about this card! I love your crocheting and can't wait to see the finished tunic. Happy Friday.
Tiffany Ervin said…
Wow, Alice! I really like that intricate background, so pretty and lots of colors to look at too! Can't wait to see your crochet project when you are finished with it!
Stamping Cafe said…
This is stunning, Alice! LOVE the background you created, I might need to try this technique... of course I have to get me some distress stains first! :) I can't wait to see you crochet tunic, I know it's gonna be awesome!

Have a happy weekend! Lots of hugs, love ya!!
Sue McRae said…
Gorgeous background Alice. Love how the Distress Stains look with the addition of Picket Fence.
Amy Johnson said…
Wow! Gorgeous card! Love the technique you did.
Virginia L. said…
Beautifully done, my friend! It's so different from your norm, but I love love it! Hope to see more of your versatile styles!
Zora said…
WOW! this background is greate, you have realy workt with it:O)
Kathy Martin said…
Wow! Amazing color! Love that metal pin!
farmhouse-story said…
alice, this background is stunning! love your pretty flower and pin, too!
Geraldine said…
Beautiful card, love the background and flower. I think I may have to go shopping for distress stains!

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