Sunday, September 6, 2015


My Mom's birthday crept up on me, and in order for her gift to reach her in time, it had to be mailed yesterday due to the Labor Day Holiday in the States.  You can probably guess that her favorite color is blue.

I started with  a piece of Anna Griffin paper and finally had the opportunity to  play with Wendy Vecchi"s crackle paste.  I added a drop of Watering Can Archival Re-inker to the paste before spreading it through Tim's Flourish stencil.  Unfortunately, the color was not distinct enough and I attempted to add Weathered Wood Distress Ink without using the stencil.  It created a shadow around the crackled flourishes, so I grabbed the gesso from  my stash and applied it to mute the background.  Then I added Weathered Wood to the flourishes while the stencil was in place.  I inked the edges with Chipped Sapphire.  The tulle was dyed with Chipped Sapphire, Weathered Wood and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks.  A golden "Wish" charm was distressed with Weathered Wood Distress Paint and is offset by a blue Tiny Tattered Floral rose and a Heirloom Rose.  Here are a couple of  close ups.

 I would like to enter my card in Frilly and Funky's A Touch of Gold Challenge.  
Thanks for stopping by :) Kim


  1. Oh how lovely, Kim! The crackled flourish is gorgeous, and I looks so beautiful over the whitewashed patterned paper. I'm sure your mother will absolutely love it.
    Alison xx

  2. Oh wow, love how the paper shows through in the closeup! She will really love this! It is quite stunning!