Saturday, 20 July 2019


I've been having a play with my Tim Holtz Distress Oxide inks and getting a bit inky.  Jennifer McGuire has a great video on you tube showing the benefits of the Oxide inks against the Distress Inks so I thought it was time I actually got some water out and had a play.

I only have five colours so far so the colours I used for my background were Fossilized Amber, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Oean, and Black Soot. These are not my normal colour choices as I'm more of an earths greens and reds time of girl so I'm surprised that these are the ones I have gone for so far.

On my travels through blog land I found the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge so I'm adding my card into there. It also fits in with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge which is to make your own background. I also think my colours go with the challenge over at Sunday Stamps.

I started off by adding some of the ink to a craft sheet, wetting it then adding the paper until I got the desired affect.  I then dried it with a heat tool and added some more of the ink on top until I was happy with what I had.  I have a tim Holtz little dots stencil so I added that on top and then used some of the Salty Ocean on top.  I then ran that through my big shot with an old SU dots embossing folder to give it a raised look.  I played with some more inks on separate pieces of paper and cut out the large butterfly and the smaller one which are from SU butterfly thinlets.

The sentiment is an old Tim Holtz one - from a set called Visual Artistry and I thought it really went with the idea of the butterflies changing.  I inked it simply with the Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I added a few pearls to the inside of the smaller butterfly.  



Heather said...

Oh lovely - what a great combo of awesome background and texture - so striking! Love the layered butterflies, too! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Joan said...

This is lovely Fiona, great colours and textures

Monika Reeck said...

so lovely rich texture BG on your Card
love this and great use the Color Combo
lovely Card
many thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps this time