Friday, March 27, 2015

Getting Inky

I've been having a great month playing along with The Daily Marker's 30 day color challenge.  I've learned a lot from Kathy Racoosin the last few weeks, and she certainly has inspired me. So when I saw this week's sketch at Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge, I knew I needed a background that popped and knew I was gonna' get inky doing it!

I broke out my Kaleidacolor Dy Ink pad *(Calypso) and my water color paper and got "groovy" for this card using the Peace Sign stamp set from Inkadinkadoo.   I embossed the peace signs in white embossing powder first, then watercolored the paper using pink, yellow, and red inks in the Kaleidacolor ink pad.  I kept layer on colors until I was happy with the blend, then added water droplets to give it more texture.  A final layer of Tattered Angels glimmer mist and the background was complete. However, it took me a couple tries to stamp the scripted peace sentiment from Stampin' Up since I kept smearing it!  UGH....after a couple tries my fingers looked like this:

I kept trying and finally got the sentiment without the smear, assembled the card and now all is groovy!

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