One of my absolute favorite bloggers on the web is the talented Jenn Shurkus. She is quirky, has a style that vacillates between cute and distressed, and uses the word "wicked" to her heart's content.
The other day I was over perusing her new webpage (shurkus.com) and drooling at all these projects that used Distress Paints. "That's it!!" said I and then proceeded to drive to the nearest Michael's. The last time I was in Michael's they did something so incredibly... well mean. Just mean. They clearanced the entire line of Distress Paints to $2.50/bottle. Which is more than half-off the normal price. I resisted them at that point in time, but after a visit to Jenn's place, I drove back over there and grabbed every color they had.
Which brings me to today's card. I popped those little bottles of paint out and had a go. Let's just say more paint wound up on my hands than on my card - I've got some learning to do. But I had fun!
I used Fired Brick, Picket Fence, and the silver Distress Paint. I put the white and silver closer to the top and sprayed and then let them drip down. Just like other Distress Products, DPs are water reactive, so if you spray, the colors will begin to mingle in really cool ways.
Now, the question was what to do with such a cool background? Well TIME OUT Challenges has a super cool competition this week - Valentine's Day with the option of Hearts!! We all know I could wax poetic about V-day cards (but I won't... you're welcome).
I started by using a couple of stencils on my background - I used a Harlequin pattern and sponged Fired Brick Distress Inks to create depth, and then I used a polka dot stencil and sponged on Picket Fence DP to create a little light.
Next, I stamped the word "Love" from the Trendy Butterflies STAMPlorations set in black ink, then stamped over it with Picket Fence DP. I created a heart with Distress Paints and ink, and then stamped and cut out the silhouette from Ever After STAMPlorations set.
If the theme isn't enough incentive (who isn't creating V-day cards yet?!) then the prizes should get your creative juices flowing. TIME OUT has a $15 STAMPlorations gift card up for grabs! Wooo!
Aaaaand! The STAMPlorations blog is offering $10 worth of their ARTplorations stencils, just for someone who leaves a comment on the post over at their blog today. You can find it HERE.
I'm also sending this over to the following challenges:
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