I was ever so lucky to meet up with the beautiful and creative Marty of Merry Marty's Cards this weekend. Marty and her sister Gail were the most welcoming and kind souls and our visit was a pure delight! We had so many shared interests and could have talked for hours! Marty, thank you so very much for taking the time out to meet me! I just love you and hope to do it again soon!
I wanted to make Marty a little giftie for our visit, so I pulled out my stash of Distress Oxide backgrounds from one of my play sessions. First I cut out the oval, then I embossed the remainder with an older embossing folder. I sanded it to reveal some of the pattern better. Now, I tried this sanding with some of my regular Distress Ink backgrounds and it doesn't work as beautifully as with DOX.
I raised the oval up a lot to make it more dimensional. Mounting it onto a second cutout from thin chipboard helps. I inked one of Tim's new chipboard sentiments to coordinate.
I stamped the Eclectic Butterfly by Darkroom Door onto another bit of DOX paper and fussy cut. The butterfly is layered over basket filler. My bow was inked with similar DOX and I adhered purchased flowers to complete the look.
I wish I had embossed the butterfly in dark brown EP, but Marty loved the worn look the DOX gave to it. I mounted my work onto a purchased burlap canvas, using Tim's long brads to secure. I hope you are inspired by this simple project today!
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