Thursday, April 6, 2017

~ Happy Spring - wrinkle free distress technique~

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog. Today is a Preschool day for me so I wanted to get a post completed before I leave for school.
We are going to dye eggs for Easter. The kids will love doing this. We use a wire whisk and put the egg inside then dip it into the dye. That way it doesn't get broken. Our director came up with this idea and I thought it was a great one. It will get a bit messy but a contained one.
I also picked up some large fun foam egg shapes at the Dollar Store and die cut some decorations for the kids to glue on. So I have chevrons, scallops, flowers, butterflies, bunnies and fairies for them. I try and keep all items the same because what one kiddo has the other ones will want. 
Our year is quickly drawing to a close. After Easter break we have on 5 weeks of school. It was a good year for the teachers and the students.
old olive, rich razzleberry, pumpkin pie
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the Color Challenge #628 on Splitcoaststampers.  I was the hostess and I chose old olive, rich razzleberry and pumpkin pie for my color trio.

For my sample, I decided to do a wrinkle free distress technique. The tutorial is here on Splitcoaststampers. That is my optional item this week.

I swiped my 3 colors of distress ink (spiced marmalade, seedless preserves and peeled paint) on my craft mat- sprayed with water-and then laid my distressed water colored cardstock on top.

I made about 4 backgrounds and each one of them turned out different. I like the texture or ink design on this background. I first tried the technique using Stampin'-Up inks, but I didn't get the same dramatic effect that I did with the distress inks.

For this card, I used the CottageCutz Wildflowers 3 die. I cut the flowers, hummingbird and bunny in whisper white cardstock and then used a sponge dauber to color them in rich razzleberry and old olive inks.

I added a butterfly also cut in white and then sponged with spiced marmalade ink. My sentiment is a stamp from MFP and I stamped in rich razzleberry. I used my MISTI so I could stamp it several times to get it to show where I placed it on my card.
Well that's my card for today. It's time to get ready for school so until next we meet.......God bless.
card details: 
Stamps: Blessings (MFP)
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, whisper white (Stampin'-Up), distress watercolor cardstock (Ranger)  
Paper Size: A2
Ink: spiced marmalade, seedless preserves, peeled paint, rich razzleberry, old olive
Accessories: Wildflowers 3, Build an Easter Egg dies (CottageCutz), Butterfly (Cherry Lynn Designs)  
Techniques: Wrinkle Free Distress
I am also entering
1.  Double D Challenge has a neon brights challenge.
2.  Inky Chicks has a purple challenge.
3.  The Crafty Addicts has an anything goes challenge.
4.  Cuttlebug Mania has an Easter Bunny Challenge.


  1. WOW! This is so cool and I LOVE the colors! Your design is just perfect! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Neon / Brights’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. Super beautiful! Love this! Hugs, Autumn

  3. This is gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along at Double D!!

  4. The background is amazing on this! Such a beautiful card!

  5. Beautiful background! I love that technique.

  6. Beautiful designed creation, very creative, for our current challenge, lovely colours too...hope to see you next challenge.. Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}



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