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7/21/2016

Distress Paint Background Overstamped with Silhouette

Good Morning! YAY...the tile guys are here!!!! Lots of activity going on, so maybe our master bathroom might be tiled at day's end.

Had a play with Distress Paints a while back (remember this card?). The background on today's card was from that session, and this piece still had more ink on it than I wanted. The backgrounds have been in the Crapalanche, waiting to see if anything was usable. Found an old Hero Arts silhouette stamp (?Wildflowers?), inked in Memento Paris Dusk, and here's what resulted:

 
 
- Spritzed some pearlized & gold sprays over the stamped background, let it dry.

- Dark blue mat cut to fit the background.
 
- S/B EF, Overlapping Circles, (one of the newer ones, so you have to watch the 'sandwich'..just used a top plate and the Sizzix multi platform.) After embossing a white card front, used DI blues, reds & greens to sponge over the white.
 
- MB Painted Happy die, which was cut from a piece of cardboard that backed an MFT die. Mixed some Reflections white and Reflections pink, added in a bit of WOW Red Glitter EP, and this color is the result. A trio of sequins and it's called Done!  Mixing these powders is sort of fun, you just never know what will result. Again, a dark color would have worked better perhaps, but this is ok. Another one for the stash...could be used for happy Anything!!
 
Thanks for coming by, and have a good day. Big hugs
 
 
 

37 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, so glad that you bring out your old backround from the Crapalanche and stamped the silouette flowers on it!!! It's really fabulous!!! The embossed/inked layer is wonderful too!!! Great colours on your card, just amazing!!

Sue said...

Hi Mary, I am loving the colours in your pretty card.

Hope you are enjoying your day. Sue

Lisa said...

This is stunning, Mary!! Wow!! The colors are amazing!! I love the design and the layering!! It's so gorgeous my friend!! Good luck with the renos!! I hope everything goes well with the tiling today!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna said...

This is gorgeous, like the bright cheery colors!

*Vicki* said...

Hello Mary!! :) This card is amazing with all of it's brilliant colors and design!! I've not played much with distress paints, but they really look intriguing to me!! Thanks for sharing the details!! Have a great day!! :)

Gerrina said...

So cheerfull and bright! That will bring an instand smile at the recipiants face!

jimlynn said...

I love, love, love the bright colors on this one Mary! SO pretty and a beautiful card.
Have fun with the tile guys today. Know you're anxious for all that to be completed.
Lynn

Sue - said...

What a lovely bright happy card! Sorry I've been missing for a while but life has been getting in the way and although I've been seeing lots of lovely creations I haven't had much time to comment.

Valerija said...

Very beautiful. Love the bright colours and lovely stamp.
Valerija xx

Redanne said...

Happy is such a great word for your card Mary, it is happy, bright and really cheerful - great background, love the way it shows the stamping off! Hugs, Anne xx

pam said...

Gorgeous background colour Mary! wish I was brave enough to do this technique.. maybe one day.. looks amazing with your stamping and embossed background.
Pam x

Kathleen said...

What a stunning array of colur, totally gorgeous background and love the stamp.

Kath x

Leanne said...

Lovely card! Love the colours on your background. Good luck with the renovations.

Maxine D said...

Wow - love ht bright cheerful colours and the silhouette image - a wonderful card Mary.
Blessings
Maxine

Birgit said...

This card is another stunner! I think it has an oriental vibe to it, I my mind anyway. I love the framing of the card also and the softer colours there with the bold in the centre. Wonderful work. I hope the tiling is done. I bet this will look like a million bucks when it's done. When we were in Quebec it rained a coup,e of times really hard but nothing where I live. Our grass is wheat colour.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Beautiful, bright and colourful Mary! AND you used something from your 'crapalanche' my friend . . . I bet you filled the space with something else eh? Have a great day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Stampsnob. said...

This is so beautiful I know you won't mind if I CASE at least the idea .......Lis

Olga Fink said...

It's very beautiful Mary! and good luck with your bathroom! I hope you will get a new bathroom soon!
xoxo Olga

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Mary, I love this bright, cheerful card. The colors just shout out happy. Then those soft background colors. Just beautiful. I'm so happy the bath is getting there. It has been a long time coming and you have been so patient. We are under a severe heat wave advisory today and tomorrow, as it the most of the country. A no zone day but I do have to go out and pick up my granddaughter to spend the night. Thanks goodness for air conditioning.

Bonnie said...

Fun, happy colors, Mary! The silhouetted flowers are perfect on them! Hope you will have your house back soon! Have a great weekend!

Joi at RR said...

Ohhhhh - soooo SPLENDIDLY SPECTACULAR Mary. I adored seeing this! j.

Daffodil Cards said...

Such a beautiful bright and cheery card, love the colours and inspired thinking on the stamp.

Hope your bathroom as close to being finished and being used - at last! You've had a lot of waiting for it.
Faith
x

Pat said...

Very very pretty Mary and the embossed and sponged background in all those lovely colours looks great behind that beautiful stamped topper with lots more gorgeous colour, and the sentiment looks wonderful with all the mixed embossing powders to make a unique colour. x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is so bright and splashy, not what you expect from distress inks. It makes me happy!

Pia S said...

You know, the top panel with paints and stamp looks like a fabric, one I'd love to see on table cloths, curtains, pillows and the like. Stylish and modern!

Rosie Guiher said...

I really like the colors your used.The background is really neat so glad you brought it out of the scrap hemp. Very pretty card.

crafty-stamper said...

WOW really beautiful love the bright colours and fabulous embossed background -beautiful silhouette flowers too-good luck with the tiling
Carol x
Have checked label on Anitas tacky glue and it is an English firm but it also said it is a PVA glue sooo any PVA glue should work I suppose
Carol x

crafty-stamper said...

Just checked and you can also but it on Amazon but as I said any PVA glue should work as this one is pretty cheap anyway so not even a top range-good luck lol
carol x

Nancy Stislow said...

Wow! I love the effect of that wonderful wildflower stamp against the super bright colors! This is gorgeous, Mary! What a beautiful mixed media card!

Loll said...

So beautiful and colourful Mary. Great design ... am loving your dry embossed and sponged border. Isn't it great to use something from your pile of UFO's ... looks amazing with the stamped silhouette of wildflowers. xx

Kim Heggins said...

Simply incredible background...just love the wonderful look you created and those sweet images stamped over the background are just beautiful.

Donna Ellis said...

What up beautiful summery card, Mary! The splashes of cool blues look amazing against that brilliant orange! Gorgeous! Hugs, de

Diane said...

Very pretty,cheerful card. I really like it. You're right, happy anything!

Brenda said...

Wow! This is a beautiful card Momma Mary! I am loving that background with your silhouette stamp. And it doesn't look like there is to much paint on it to be. It made such a beautiful vibrant background for your stamp. It is almost like fireworks are going off in the sky behind the silhouette stamp. I really love it! I also love your embossed and inked base as well as the sentiment embossed in mixed embossing powders. Put all together and you have one fabulously beautiful card! Hugs, Brenda

Petra Swart said...

You've chosen the perfect sentiment for you very 'happy' card, Mary!!!! Wonderful bg panels and the wildflowers are so pretty!!! Love the vibrant blue frame and the colour you stamped the image with!!!! So beautiful and for sure happy!!!
Hugz

Petra Swart said...

Oops, forgot to say ...hope everything went well with the tiling!!!

Greta said...

Wow, Mary--love the colors & images--gorgeous card!