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Saturday, 5 April 2014

Old Clothes Recommended

Afternoon all.  I am such a numpty sometimes.  And today that is official.  I made a card for a friend's birthday and, having browsed the challenges I found a few that it would fit beautifully.  But then I realised, even though I have posted the card it won't have arrived yet so I can't blog it until after her birthday, and by then the challenges will all be closed.  Blah!

Anyhoo, I will share this one with you instead.  I bought a new gadget - a Distress Marker Spritzer.  I watched the YouTube clip of Timmy demonstrating and of course he made it look easy.  What he didn't tell you was that it really is best to be wearing something old and tatty, unless of course you want the DI splatter look on your best blouse.

Lili Of The Valley stamp - Annabel: Tug of War
Painted in Distress Inks (ReInkers)
Sky effect - Distress Ink Spritzer with DI Tumbled Glass and MLP Sky Blue
Papers are LOTV/Raspberry Road Baskets & Bunnies
Whimsy corner die
Hero Arts sentiments

I quite like the blue speckled effect on a white t-shirt.  I might go and add some other colours to it.  Just so it doesn't look accidental you understand.

Hope you are having a great weekend

Squirrel xx


Mary J said...

Saw this on FB but came over for a closer look! This is so adorable Squirrel!

mixamatoasties said...

You should have worn a plastic apron from the ELC like the children used to ;)

It's a fab card and I love that speckled effect.

Susan xx

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so cute and a very pretty splashed background, I bet your T-Shirt looks equally lovely. Lol!!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Sarah said...

This is brilliant Squirrel, the effect and the lovely stamp!! Have a good weekend xx


Gorgeous card Squirrel love the image fabulous colour's and design have a lovely weekend
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Alana said...

Very nice! Like the picture and colouring!

Chrissy said...

Love the speckled background effect Squirrel and such a cute image.Fabulous card.


Sue said...

WOW! This is gorgeous Squirrel. The speckled background looks wonderful and the cute image is coloured perfectly.
I hope you are having a good weekend.
hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card Squirrel. Love the image and the brilliant background effect.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oops, I never wear best clothes when crafting just in case. Fab effect and love the new stamp

Jackie said...

Sorry Squirrel, I had to have a chuckle at your predicament, I hope it washes out!
I love the effect on paper, not so sure about on a shirt!
It's a gorgeous card, as always :o)
Jackie xx

Janice said...

Such a sweet card, a super image and beautiful colours and colouring, Jx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so beautiful Squirrel, I love it!!
Kevin xx

Mickymunchkin's little space said...

lol, I usually try to wear something old when I'm experimenting with distress ink, I always end up a bit more colourful in clothing than before I started...
Hugs to you :)

Annette said...

Fab image (I've just got this one too!!!) And that sky is great. How great that you have a matching t-shirt too!! ;0) LOL. Don't worry, I'd do the same thing too! I managed to paint Paul's gym gear with radiator enamel yesterday. He wasn't too pleased, but the radiator looks great.
Have a good Sunday.

Faith A said...

Wonderful image and beautiful card.

Have you been able to get the ink off your blouse?

Kat W said...

The inky splatter looks awesome on your card so I reckon you did that white T-shirt a favour!
I love the soft pastels on your card and oh, I am so going to have to give in and get some Annabel stamps aren't I?!
Big hugs, Kat xx

Helen in the UK said...

Love the splatter effect contrasted against the pink of the girl's coat. That's a lovely image from LOTV :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is a very sweet card. I love her pink rain gear! Of course Tim makes it look easy! I'm willing to bet it isn't quite. I had to laugh about wearing old clothes... for me I would also have to spread drop clothes down everywhere. I'm a disaster when it comes to those messy techniques.

coops said...

so stunning squirrel.i love the sweet fun image and your background effect is fabulous ;D

xx coops xx

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