Friday, April 10, 2020

Sailing Away

Hello lovelies! 

Week four of social distancing. I'm doing far better than I was two weeks ago. No shower crying and TONS of house projects being done. 

I've loved seeing how all of my artist friends and cardmaking friends are chugging along in creative land and using this time to create beautiful things in the midst of chaos. 

And I love how all the crafting companies are coming together to build community. One such company is Paper Anthology. They're giving four challenge prompts per day and hosting nightly zoom calls! You can participate in some or all of their challenges. 

One of the challenges today especially caught my eye. Can you tell why? I dusted off my Distress Inks and even threw in a Distress Oxide and used the smooshing technique to create a watery background full of inky depth. 

After everything dried, I added in a little bit of Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain (don't mind the terribly messy bottle - inky fingers are a real thing). 

I stamped a ship from the STAMPlorations True North set in Blueprint Sketch. 

 One of the reasons I like Distress Inks so much is because you can use them in so many ways - like watercoloring! I just wet my brush and pulled in the blue stamped edges to add some shading. 

 Then I smooshed some Vintage Photo Distress Ink onto a craft mat and picked it up with my paintbrush to color in the woody part of the ship.

I made some waves using the STAMPlorations A Ton of Fun stamp set and then added sentiment to finish it all up.  

I'm hoping to join in one of the Zoom calls on Sunday so maybe I'll see some of your smiling faces there!


  1. Wow Becca, I am loving this fabulous card with all the blues. Your depth of colour and movement with the waves and ship is amazing. So glad to have you blogging again :)
    Stay safe

  2. Love that you sailed by with this little beauty! The movement of those waves is just fabulous. Hang in there, we'll get through this!

  3. Just waiving to you as you sail by Becca. Gorgeous background and a super colourful layout.
    PS Thanks for popping in and saying 'hello' on my blog. Really appreciate it.

  4. This is so pretty and I love the backgrounds you made. I, too love distress inks and I just love how many uses one can do