Thursday, October 26, 2017

Distress Oxides + InkaGold + Autumn Leaves - Oh My!

Inky goodness happened in my studio earlier this week thanks to a super fantastic inspiration image from the Fusion Card Challenge. I almost couldn't wait to share it with you all because I squealed all over the place when I finished it.


The gorgeous inspiration image I referenced is this one from Fusion:

I just loved that blue bokeh background. If you have never played along at Fusion, you can choose either the inspiration image OR the sketch OR mash 'em together and create "Fusion" in your design.

For my card I chose to use both the sketch and inspiration image, because I'm an overachiever like that. 

I made my leaves by using the STAMPlorations Trendy Leaves stamp set. I love these artsy leaves, and I double stamped them, once with the solid base and then again in a different color with the text overlays. 


 I used a variety of red, yellow, and orange Distress Ink and Distress Oxides. 

 Then I splattered them with a coppery InkaGold and water slush.


I used a combo of blue Distress Inks and Distress Oxides along with the Distress Ink Double Dipping Technique to create a background filled with depth and vibrant color. 


As you can see, I also sprinkled the background with InkaGold. Oooo


I put it all together, along with some gemstone embellishments and funky bits and bobs. Charming, nontraditional Fall! All in one little card. 

I'm also going to join the fun of playing along in some bloggy challenges. 

Shopping Our Stash has a theme called "That's Sketchy" this week and wants you to choose a sketch challenge to play along with (I'm obviously using Fusion). 

Country View Crafts has a challenge all about Mixed Media with Autumnal Hues. 

I hope you all consider joining us for Fusion this fortnight!


  1. I love this! I need to be your neighbor.....there is so much artsy goodness you could teach me!

    1. Linda! Come be my neighbor... or my roomie! haha

  2. Gorgeous Becca!
    Love the colours and a fab take on the sketch to boot!
    Thanks for getting sketchy with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH this week!!

  3. Great piece of art! Your background looks gorgeous and vibrant, and such lovely touch with the gold!

  4. Drooling over this stunner Becca - you are not good for my computer!!

  5. This background rocks, Becca! And the Trendy leaves are one of my Stamplorations fave set...
    Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month!

  6. I love everything about this card, Becca! That background, those leaves, just fantastic! Thanks for joining the fun at Shopping Our Stash!

  7. Wow! Your card is very pretty! I love the background and the leaves! Thanks for sharing it with us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT

  8. Lol, you overachiever! And bonus points for joining us at SOS with this aesthetically pleasing piece (loving the complementary orange + blue!)

  9. Lovely ! Thanks for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
    Corrie x

  10. Hi Becca, what a fun card with lots of lovely inkiness. I have my Country View Crafts hat on here so thanks so much for joining in with our mixed media with autumnal hues challenge for October. We hope to see you back next month! xx

  11. Loving all the mixed media elements and the fun techniques. I have this gorgeous leaf stamp set and never thought to overlay it before!!! Thank you for the inspiration on your fabulous card x