Today I'm playing along with the Freshly Made Sketch Challenge.
I started my card by sponging 3 colors of Distress Ink over a panel of watercolor paper - Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple. Then I laid a handmade circles stencil over the panel and wiped over the circles with a slightly damp baby wipe to remove the ink. Sort of like the look of Bokeh?!
I white embossed the hello sentiment on a black strip and layered it over the panel with foam dots..
While I had out all the supplies for this card, I decided to make another one using the same colors but this time using a Retro Circles Stencil from ARTplorations.
I sponged over the stencil this time - using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. I white embossed the sentiment on a black strip and popped it up on foam dots.
I like how the Spiced Marmalade Distress ink blended with both the blue and red inks to create some green and yellow shades in the middle! I hope these are considered a clean enough design for the challenge even though they are covered with color.Stamps: Ways to Say: Hello Mini Stamp Set, Sentiment Staples: Birthday Mini Stamp Set - PTI
Paper: White, True Black - PTI, Watercolor paper - Canson.
Ink: Versamark, Ranger Distress Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade, Salty Ocean, Hickory Smoke.
Accessories: Wow Bright White Embossing Powder, form dots, Retro Circles Stencil - ARTplorations, baby wipe, handmade circles stencil (acetate and circle punch).