Sunday, July 19, 2015

Becca's Birthday Bash!!

woohoo! The fabulous Becca over at The Damsel of Distressed is celebrating her birthday with a challenge - and a super inspiration board:

So many favourite things right there. I'm inspired by Becca to try new mixed media things all the time - every time I haul out a stencil or paste I think of her :) I know I'll play along more than once, but for my first time I decided to give her dip-dyeing technique a try. She explains how in the birthday bash post. 

Of course, because I'm different (read: too lazy to get up a fill a mister with water) I used pearl mist. This background is from a 'second dip' - I love the dotted and lighter intensity of the colours. Don't worry, I have a bunch more of these backgrounds to play with :)

Supplies: Unity Stamps; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; unknown stitched banner die; 1.5" circle punch; Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn distress inks; homemade perfect pearls mist; MME enamel dots & random bling; organza fabric from stash; googly eyes


Really, a card celebrating Becca was gonna have googly eyes on it. 

I paper-pieced the sherbet with another piece of dip-dyed paper that didn't blend as well. I made the inside of the bowl green too because hey, it's freaking hot and any sherbet worth its salt would be melty. The organza was frayed & heated with the heat gun. Love that stuff!

Happy Birthday Becca!! MWAH!!!



Becca Cruger said...

Bwahahaha this is the BEST pun ever!!! And oooooo I never thought to use pearl mist to do the background! It's beautiful. Look at you teaching me new tricks. Thank you SO much for helping to make my birthday extra happy!!

lostinpaper said...

All that shimmery goodness, so perfect for Becca's celebration!

Lindsey said...

Look at all this inky goodness... and googly eyes to boot! Awesome card.

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome background, love it. and fab card.

Greta said...

Beautiful background, Jessi!

SmilynStef said...

Such a fun card ... congrats on your win at Becca's blog.