Thursday, July 25, 2013

Papercraft Star turns 3!

Happy birthday, Papercraft Star! Have you visited their blog lately? They had a redo, and my goodness it's gorgeous :) Just like we girls feel fresh & pretty after the salon, it feels good to change up your online look once in a while too! Congratulations!

They have a gorgeous beach inspiration photo this week, and I took that prompt and ran wild with it, getting super messy, inky, and sticky. I've really gone quite loosely with the 'ocean' theme and used up my very last mermaid sticker from PSX. *sniff*


Supplies: mermaid sticker from PSX; polka-dot stamps from PTI; Versamark & clear embossing powder; Distress inks: Dusty Concord, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean; Tattered Angels Glimmer mist in Turquoise, Blue Skies, and Key Lime; clear 'dew drops' from dollarama


I made several of these inky backgrounds at the same time by sponging on  the distress inks, then spraying VERY liberally with the Glimmer mists. Once they were dry, I 'splatted' again with the mists, and a bit of water. Once they were dry again, I stamped with the polka dots & embossed. 


The Papercraft Star inspiration photo:

The challenge is open until Monday, so hopefully you get a chance to play along too!
xoxo,
Jessi


10 comments:

Stacy said...

I like it! You did well with the inspiration photo and the mermaid sticker.works well with the card.

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the background you created for your Beautiful Mermaid! Thx for playing with us at Papercraft Star!

Carla said...

Gorgeous!

Lindsey said...

That is one awesome background you've created! Perfect for the mermaid, and it's about time you used her anyway. :D

Chris D. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

Dana said...

Whoa!! I LOVE the background!!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow! Love your background paper - so perfect for this card!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Papercraft Star.

Deanne :)

lostinpaper said...

Love those shiny bubbles and that fab background Jessi!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Stunning background! Love the techniques you have used. Thank you so much for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star.

Anitra

Andrea W said...

Very cool! I love the colors!!!