Thursday, May 14, 2015

Acrylics and ink

Continuing Joanne's themes for CCEE Stampers.
"For today's challenge I want you to get out your inks and acrylics.  Create a background using only inks, no stamps or embossing folders.  Something acrylic should also be on your card.  You certainly may use stamps for your main panel and sentiment.  Only the background must be made without stamps or embossing folders."

For my background I used distressed inks with sponges, I am really happy with the colours but the stamped image blended into the background too much. On second thought I really should of embossed it so that it popped. But I couldn't waste it so plan B was to take a section and shape it to make it 3d. I then finished with some acrylic music embellishment.

I remember when I first started stamping over 15 years ago, I was told that there is never a mistake in creating a card. It is your creation sometimes you may not like plan A so go with plan B. Well sometimes I go with C,D,E and so on LOL.
Ranger Tim Holtz Distressed inks- tea die, dried marigold, mustard seed, wild honey,antique linen, brushed corduroy, Butterfly Kisses stamps - Music print

Thanks for looking today.
Remember to look at the CCEE Stampers blog to see all the other creations.



  1. great card Maryann, almost reminds me of our paper currency LOL

  2. I'm so glad you hung in there! This turned out your colors and music theme, Maryann!

  3. I love the results of your appears 'aged' and rich

  4. Stunning work on this wonderful music themed design, Maryann!

  5. Nice musical collage -- I love the colors.

  6. I love this musically themed card. Great color choices for it.

  7. I love your beautiful bg, and making the image 3D sure made it pop!!

  8. Oh, I so know what you mean about sponging dulling down a stamped image. But making one element 3D was the perfect fix - even better than remembering to emboss it first! It really makes the whole card just pop.