I have a quick post this early morning ---
I've been playing around with distress inks again while participating in the new class, "In The Mood" over at Stamp Nation. Such an inspirational community of stampers!
I got inspired by the Dreamy Rainbow section of the class as well as the sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch.
I soaked up some watercolor paper and then using a small stamp block, I applied various distress inks one or two at a time to the block and then pressed the block onto the paper. I was going for a rainbow pattern starting with Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick. Then I cut a butterfly out of the middle using my fancy butterfly die from Impression Obsession replacing the colored butterfly with a black decorative one. I versamarked and embossed the sentiment (from Stamplorations) with white emboss powder, cutting it from a label die. I popped up the label and butterfly frame onto a black patterned background of cut squares. The final touch was some candy dots from Stampin' Up.
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