Hi friends! We had sunny day today and spent it at the sea. I have a Sizzix post to share, made with new dies and embossing folders by Tim Holtz.
Leo is getting bigger and is a very happy and chubby baby. I did a fun distress resist technique for the background and used my new favourite bird die. The journaling is written at the back of the layout.
Working on watercolour paper, I applied Ranger's Gloss Texture Paste through Tim Holtz Star stencil. Leave to dry, and continue until most of the background is covered. I smeared Distress Inks (Mowed Lawn, Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron) on my craft sheet, misted with water and pressed the cardstock into the ink. More water was misted on top of the cardstock. Some of the ink will seep into the paper and underneath the stars, giving a partial resist which is pretty cool. If you use less water and wipe off the leftover ink quickly, the stars will be whiter. The title, ('sweet'), was die cut from silver Deco Sheet.
To make the bird, I covered mat board with canvas, die cut the bird and then embossed it in the Tiny Stars folder. You can find another example of this bird on my Mesh Bird Canvas Tutorial. I also used leftovers from the same project for the background, namely the Wave Frameworks die cuts, die cut from Tim Holtz Texture Sheets.
The birds were stamped with Jet Black ink and I stamped a postage script stamp with Mowed Lawn here and there. The circle and stars were die cut to mimic Leo's clothes. I die cut the circle with the smallest Sized Circle die and the star with Tiny Shapes.
Thank you so much for watching!