Wednesday 30 March 2016


I've been lucky enough to win some random-draw prizes in challenges lately, and the text and dragonfly stamps here (by Stamp It Australia) are from a set I chose with a store voucher.

I made the background with distress inks which I then soaked with Perfect Pearls water and let them run together. After stamping, I sprayed on some white mist ( Diylusions White Linen) - it goes on bright and clear at first but then fades a lot , so I'm not really happy with it. If you have any tips on a better brand of white ink spray, I'd be really grateful!

Finally, I gave the base card some texture using an embossing folder.

I'd like to enter:
Colour Throwdown - I actually made this card specifically for this challenge, after seeing the colour palette this morning. But now I look at it and think my colours are slightly out. This always happens to me when I do colour challenges!
Little Red Wagon  water
Allsorts  wings
Addicted to Stamps  make your mark


Kate said...

Congrats on your win!! Your stamps are beautiful and I love the watercolour background you've created. It's gorgeous!!

chrissie said...

Great card with lovely embossing and a beautiful stamp

Love Chrissie xx

brenda said...

Beautiful inking and stamping Marina and a perfect creation for our Wings theme, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week.

B x

Ros Crawford said...

Well done on your wins! Lovely card here too! I tend to use white acrylic diluted with water ... TH distress stain (Picket Fence) works well too. If I use the spray mist it does fade and I think it's probably because the ink blending is still wet

M said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous!! Love your watercolour background:). Thanks for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon! :)

Pia S said...

Went to check, I've got the same white spray, but mine I've felt worked, mostly used as snow on dark blue paper background, not with inks. Even though the background didn't turn out as you'd envisioned I think it looks fAntastic!

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining our wings challenge at allsorts Tracy x

Alka said...

Lovely Card

Lori said...

Just beautiful! Love the vibrant background panel. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

Lisa H. said...

So lovely! What a great stamp and beautiful work with the colors thanks for linking up to CTD!

Lilian said...

Lovely card! I love the colors and dragonfly!
Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
The Leaf Studio

Peanut said...

What a lovely project, Marina! The colours are so lush! Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
x Asha