Hello and welcome!
We have a fabulous new challenge over at A Vintage Journey which starts today. The lovely Annie is our host this month and she is challenging us to create along the theme of Inky Wings.
Make any project you like! as long as ink and wings are included in some way. This includes backgrounds, stamped images, art journals and portions of your project coloured with any kind of ink. So get creative within our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journalling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.
As always my fellow Creative Guides have created some amazing projects so hop on over to A Vintage Journey to hear more about our challenge from Annie and to be inspired!
I decided to use this challenge as means of challenging myself to go "back to basics" and create with my lovey Distress Inks which I seem to have neglected recently.
I gathered a few of my favourite colours: Broken China, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber and Cracked Pistachio and went back to the good old Wrinkle Free Distress Technique and created my background for the tag. Then I stamped my all time favourite stamp in black ink.
There's a little background stamping with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and I mopped up the inks on my matt with my ribbon. Everything I always used to do but hadn't in a while!
I made a separate layer of the wings which I inked delicately with the same inks and then spritzed with Perfect Pearls Biscotti Mist (I had to really hunt for that in the drawer!)
Finally I used a quote from one of Alison's (Words & Pictures) new stamp set "Travel and Journeys" which sits well over the background stamping.
So a bit of a trip down memory lane but a good challenge to get my Distress Ink mojo back again!
I do hope you will join us in this month's challenge and perhaps like me get out some of the old favourites you haven't used in a while.
Have a great weekend and hopefully some crafting fun!