Today over on SCS the "Ways to Use IT" challenge 284 inspired me to try something I have seen done on several different cards. Today's challenge was ways to use versamark(tm) ink - the clear embossing ink that also works great to make watermark images on your cards. I normally use it for the watermark property - love how its almost like the invisible ink you played with as a kid. Today though I wanted to try creating a sunset background with direct to paper and sponging and a back-lit looking front image.
I used a circle template I made and a template cut from paper of a rise of a hill. I laid those together and applied the versa mark ink DTP on yellow CS and then embossed it with clear EP. I then applied rich oranges and pinks to the sky and greens and green-blues to the ground. Then I stamped the tree image (Inkadinkado Fall Fields) with forest green memories ink. Also used Prima Marketing "Say It with Pearls" Swirls Fimo Brown cut up, and Nestiblities oval. I took the cover off the paper pack for the background paper (to cut up and use - of course) but I think is DCWV.
Oh I forgot to mention in my last post that I got an email from Paper Craft Magazine that I was one of the winners in "A Few of Your Favorite Things" sweepstakes from the July/August issue of Paper Crafts magazine". I should be getting some yummy new stuff to play with in a few weeks! Yippeyyyyyyyyy!