Thursday, 27 July 2017

Country View Challenges - Things With WIngs

It's my turn over at Country View Crafts Challenges .  I hope you are enjoying the wonderful inspiration from the design team this month. 

For my second project I challenged myself to use scraps and left overs.  Here is my creation....

The background was created by using Distress Oxides. I love these inks and cannot believe how they have become my 'go-to' pads!

I then stamped the Tim Holtz Vines and Roses stamp set using water - this is a great technique - after colouring the background with ink I spritzed the stamp with water and stamped as normal.  After a few minutes it had lifted the colour and created a 'bleached' effect - which I love. 

This close up shows the bleaching a bit better....

Next I added scraps of Tim Holtz tissue paper.

The oval was a spare that I had in my stash.

The art doll with wings is a very old stamp which I adore (and isn't made anymore).  This was stamped and coloured using alcohol markers, then fussy cut out (yes...really!).  This was added to the oval using foam pads.

To finish I added a few butterflies and a simple greeting.

I really had fun making this and hope you like it.

There is still time to join in the challenge for this month... don't forget that there is a voucher up for grabs!


  1. Really pretty card. Love the technique with the distress oxides - very effective.

  2. Great colour combo, the oxides look fab xx

  3. It's wonderful! Love the subtle background behind your fussy cut girl.

  4. Love your butterfly mannequin - so quirky and unusual.
    Alison x

  5. Beautiful card, Miriam! Your oxide background is gorgeous!
    Have a nice weekend!
    xxx Evelyn

  6. The background is gorgeous and inspiring... I need to go play with my new DO inks!