Ok. So I'm back for the summer and starting it off with bang. I'm participating in Tim Holtz's Summer of Creative Chemistry. I did Creative Chemistry 101 and 102 and I'm eagerly anticipating Tim's Creative Chemistry 103 at the end of the summer. In the meantime, Tim is offering the Summer of Creative Chemistry participants weekly challenges.
Week 1 Challenge requires us to use only four colors of Distress Ink and some of the techniques we learned during Creative Chemistry 101. Here I created an 80th birthday card for my friend Betty. The four colors that I used were Fired Brick, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade. I love the bright colors! What a very happy card to celebrate the "Noteworthy" occasion!
The butterfly was created with Tim's Brushless Watercolor Technique. Foam squares were used to mount it on my background.
The border of the butterfly was created using Tim's Blended Spritz and Flick Technique. Thanks to Tim's butterfly framelit (from Sizzix) I was able to mask my beautiful butterfly to do the border technique. After I completed my spritzing and flicking, I added some sunshine warmth with some additional Mustard Seed DI over the top (thanks for the tip Tim!).
The background was made with Tim's Wrinkle Free Distress Technique. The first and second layers were made with just Picked Raspberry. The third and final layer added just a hint of Mustard Seed and Fired Brick. The background was mounted on a kraft paper card. The colors didn't pop the way that I wanted them too, so I used a Black Soot marker to color the kraft card stock edges. Then I used Tim's Styled Labelss Die to add even more black accents between the butterfly and the background. Tim's "Noteworthy" remnant rub and "celebrate" chit chat sticker outlined in black completed the front of the card.
On the inside of the card, I used a piece of paper that soaked up some extra ink (using the Wrinkle Free Distress technique) to create the butterfly below. Tim's butterfly Movers and Shapers die was used with another Styled Label on black cardstock. The "80" was made from more remnant rubs.
I'm so glad to go back and revisit these techniques this summer. There are so many tips Tim gives in his videos. Love these classes!!!! Thanks so much for dropping by. I'm looking forward to visiting you all in the next couple of days. Hugs! -- Mary Elizabeth