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Thursday, 28 June 2018

little Girls Blue Card

I am much more confident with regular distress ink than the Distress Oxides. I was playing with Distress Oxides trying to redress the balance a little. I did some wrinkle free distress with Cracked Pistachio and Vintage photo  then I blended through a couple of stencils with both colours trying to use brown on top of green and green on top of brown. I finished off with some archival ink stamping in Manganese blue and black, some of my yummy Tim Holtz Design tape and a couple of stamps from my ephemera box.



It still seemed a little dull and flat to me, could be the colours I used but I think after years of the glowing colours of blended distress ink I find the oxidised finish challenging. To try and fix this I mixed some Manganese Blue archival ink into Paperartsy Grunge paste. I used another stencil to create some texture on the smaller piece.


I scraped the left over paste onto the edges of the larger piece added some versamark over the dried paste and embossed it with a mixture of  Seth Apter's Deep Sea and Ranger Antiquities Verdigris embossing powder. Happy now with a  little more texture and shine, I assembled the card, added a sentiment and some Tim Holtz Paper dolls (I coloured their dresses with a touch of peacock Feathers Distress ink).


As I used lots of inventor and scientific stamps in the background I thought it would be good to have little girls rather than boys or gents. Challenging us all to any dream we imagine.



Hope you are all getting a little time to play this week. Thanks for your visit.

Stencils used are all Crafters workshop 6x6
Mini Numerals
Mini Ledger
Mini Harlequin

I am joining in the Vintage Journey Challenge for June stencil it
Also joining in with Creative Artiste Mixed Media at:
www.creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com.au  Challenge 39

Also joining in with the Country View Challenge which is 'The Written Word'  I was thinking how much the words change the way we see these girls making us think about all their potential and the possibilities before them. Also makes me wonder did they fulfill all their dreams?. I do hope so.

19 comments:

  1. Thank You, your so generous with your comments I do appreciate your visits and the time you spend to respond to the work of others. x Amanda

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    1. ♥♥♥
      Your art is just so beautiful
      great to have found you in blogland Amanda!

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  2. This is absolutely brilliant!! I loved the background in any case, but then by adding that smaller piece, the textures and those paper dolls, it has turned into a wonderful vintage card!! Those verdigris tones are just beautiful!!

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  3. Thank you for your lovely comment I think Verdigris is one of the loveliest of effects, its bright, full of variety and speaks of time passing which always excites my imagination. x Amanda

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  4. Wow, Amanda, you aced these colors! Your background layers are stunning and so wonderfully textured! A beautiful background for these lovely ladies! And while I'm here, I'll say thank you for playing along at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

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  5. Thanks for the invite, its you ladies make it possible. x Amanda

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  6. Wow!!! Both backgrounds are amazing and I love them!!! Fantastique design and card!!! Thank you for joining the June challenge of the Country View Challenges!

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    1. Thanks Monika for your visit and kind comment. x Amanda

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  7. Yum, yum, yum! I love the colour combinations here, and the fabulous smoky effects you got with the Oxides. As you probably know, my favourite thing is to combine the translucent glow of the inks with a touch of the chalky Oxides. I promise, once you start, you'll find it hard to stop!! Brilliant piece here, though... I really love it. So sorry I've been missing so much... I really hope to do some proper catching up soon.
    Alison x

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    1. Oh, and lovely to have you joining us on A Vintage Journey too! x

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    2. Thanks for that Alison, hope you still get time to play. x Amanda

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  8. Looks awesome I love the colours they look great
    Thank you for sharing at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenges x

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    1. thanks for your visit and comment

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  9. Gorgeous! I love the colours, the textures... so perfect for our Written word challenge at Country View Challenges too!

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    1. thank you so much for your comment and visit.

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  10. Fabulous! Amanda. Love the colour combo, the added textureand the gorgeous embossing blends . Your paperdolls are a wonderful finishing touch .
    Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey x

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