I got me a Doily Lace Edge Punch. Couldn’t resist it. At all. So from now on, some doily lace edges will appear on occasion. Like on this one….
I’ve been kind of into distress inked backgrounds lately. I don’t know if it’s the effect or the mess that I enjoy the most. Hehee… I really like how one can play with light and shadows, and the sprinkles of water gives such a neat look. All the stamps are from The Rubber Café and I have put some crackle accent on the tree and some black stickles on the bats and letters.
The design is based on the great sketch of the week over at Sketch Saturday.
*Edit: I got a question by mail about the water splashed background and it's really, really simple. Ink up a blank water color paper with distress ink by sponging the ink from the edges inwards. Use multiple colors in layers (as I've done here) or keep it monocromatic. When you have a colored piece of paper, simply wet your hand and splash some water drops on to the inked paper and let it dry.
Today I held the most confusing lecture ever. It’s not a good combination having a cold, eating migraine medicine and trying to keep up an intellectual conversation and a structured lecture. Poor students. Sometimes it might be better to cancel...