Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Summer of Creative Chemistry - Week 1

Hello all!

I just have a quick share today of a tag I made for the Summer of Creative Chemistry over at Online Card Classes. I'm sooooo excited about this summer event. I was recently wondering if Tim was going to do another Creative Chemistry class with all the great new products that have come out, and sure enough...my prayers were answered! Even better, this month and next month are going to be a review of the first two classes, which I definitely need. It's been great to get out my Distress Inks again and reviewing the classes has given me some much needed energy for creating. The challenge for the first week of the event was to make something using at least four colors of Distress Ink, using any of the techniques from class. Of course, I had to make a tag. =)

I used an oldie-but-goodie technique on this, the trusty blended spritz and flick. The colors of Distress I used were: Peacock Feathers, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade, and Frayed Burlap. One thing I'm rediscovering about Distress is that you really can't make a wrong choice when it comes to color. They all blend together so beautifully and in so many interesting ways that it seems no matter what colors you choose the result will be amazing. You gotta love these inks. =) 

After making my background, I used a Memory Box butterfly diecut for my focal point. After gluing this down and doing a little stamping around it with Walnut Stain Distress, I added some shimmer to the butterflies with a Wink of Stella pen, then added in their bodies with Liquid Pearls. The finishing touches were some ribbon I dyed with Victorian Velvet ink, some linen ribbon, and a heart charm attached with a wire pin. Here's some close-ups:

I like how open the diecut design is so that you can still see the blending and texture of the background. 

Thanks for looking today! Here's to a very creative summer! =)