Thursday, 5 September 2013

Background layering week - Sylvie

Here's a lovely, grungy project for you made by Sylvie. She used Distress inks, same as Jane, but you can see that depending on the colours and stamps you use the effect can be very different!
Sylvie used Impression Obsession Canvas and Distressed bricks.

Cut a rectangle in corrugated cardboard (any parcel laying around?)
Remove the first layer of paper to reveal the corrugated side
Ink it up with Distress ink Vintage Photo to age it
Stamp the Cover-a-Card Canvas on white card using Scattered Straw Distress ink
Stamp the Distressed Brick image with Vintage Photo
Cut it down to a square
Stamp CI-370 and cut it out. Colour it using the Distress inks as watercolours.
Add 3D foam squares at the back

Stamp CI-385 with black Archival ink on the lower right part of the brick square and emboss it with Black embossing powder.
TIP: make sure your brick background is REALLY dry (Distress inks take a long time to dry) or your black powder will adhere to the flowers AND the bricks)
Adhere the dog on the bottom left.
Die-cut (or punch) a circle at the top and use the edge distresser to age it, then ink it up with Vintage Photo Distress ink.
Stamp the Canvas image once again on white cardstock but using Barn Door Distress ink this time, then add the Bricks with Black Soot Distress ink on top.
Stamp the birdies (PaperArtsy Joffy mini 20) on white card, cut them out and colour them with your favourite markers (Copic, Promarker etc.)

You are going to use the Canvas stamp again, but this time with the Gelatos. 
Apply the Gelatos direct to the stamp, spray with a bit of water and stamp on white cardstock.
Tear the paper in half, ink up the edges and glue them to the corrugated cardboard at the top and bottom but leaving a little gap.

Cut the branch with the Crafty Individual die, ink it up with the Evergreen Bough Distress ink and add a touch of Treasure Gold
Use two Tando Creative hearts, colour them with Gelatos and add them to your project.
Punch a couple of holes on the corrugated panel, add the eyelets and string.

I used :
Distress ink pads: (Barn door, Mustard seed, Black soot, Evergreen bough, Scattered straw, Vintage photo)
Archival ink pads: Jet black
Gelatos: Metallic Gold, mix & Match: Red & Yellow
Crafty Individuals dies: Floral branch
Crafty Individuals Stamps: Alice Palace CI-370 : British Bulldog
Crafty Individuals Stamps : Flowers: CI-385 summer garden
Impression Obsession stamps Cover-a-card: Canvas & Distressed brick
PaperArtsy Stamps: JOFY mini20
Tando Creative minis: hearts
Kaisercraft self-adhesive rhinestones: Lippy & Orange
Treasure Gold: Emerald & White fire
Poppystamps dies: Bird Cage
Woodware Eyelets: silver round 3/16 inch

See you tomorrow


  1. What a fun and whimsical panel!
    The canvas stamp is an absolute basic, in my humble opinion, and I just love the effect it gives. By the way... will the Craft Barn stock some of the newer IO stamps?

    1. Yes we will, we are ordering this week I think ;)

  2. Adorable !!! I love this very cute scene and the idea of an hole in it, with a reminder of the wall pattern behind !! Brilliant ! Coco xxx

  3. Excellent, c'est trop "chou" j'adore bravo pour ce travail
    tout est parfait.


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