This week's Our Creative Corner challenge is to "Make your ownn Background.... Absolutely no patterned paper allowed!" so you know my first reaction, right? bug-eyes with a big "SAY WHAT?!" cuz y'all know how much I loves my patterned paper!
Last weekend I went to a scrapbook retreat in Branson, MO where I saw in someone's workarea this beautiful cross stamp, I told her how much I like it so she brought it to my table & let me stamp it off! Well, of course I took advantage of that... oh let say a dozen times ;-) and I KNEW what I wanted to use it for... THIS challenge! wow, was I really thinking ahead.
so this is the detailed up close & personal pic for you to see the details... I'm loving it!
I stamped four Crosses using Memento Ink in Black on an 8.5x11 piece of cardstock
Sprayed with Tim Holtz Color Wash in Stream, Lettuce, Wild Plum & Purple Twilight (you'll see the purple in some of the later cards I'll post)
After allowing the Color Wash to dry for about 5 miinutes, I coated on pretty thick Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Clear Rock Candy
I allowed the Crackle Paint to dry for a few hours, then cut the four Crosses apart & down to size
Blue Brads - My Mind's Eye Lush Navy
Flowers - Imaginisce
Navy Ribbon - CloseToMyHeart
Bling Brad - American Crafts Elements
Lime Ribbon - Pebbles