Belated Happy Birthday, Darnell!

I've been wanting to get a card made for Darnell's birthday for a few days and finally found some time! Darnell, you are such a your sense of humor and your happy to be honoring you today!  Happy Birthday! You can find her blog right here.

A very simple CAS design. Yes, I know...shocking right?

It starts out with a stenciled background.  It's just been inked in a few selective spots with some Distress Ink.  Next, I added three shades of Distress Paint to my stamp and lightly misted with water.  Love how the Distress Paints react with water, really provides a lot of texture!  Then, once that was dry, I added a bit of Gold Mica Flake to each of the flowers with a palette knife.  A simple stamped sentiment and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Bazzill Marshmallow and Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Ink:  Stormy Sky Distress Ink, Ranger Archival Jet Black
Stamps:  Rubbernecker Multicolor Poppies and Avery Elle Brushed
All the other stuff:  TCW Sketch Grid stencil, mini inking tool, Weather Wood Distress Paint, Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint, Peacock Feathers Distress Paint, Golden Acrylics Gold Mica Flake (small), water mister, palette knife

Challenges entered:
The Mixed Media Card Challenge

Splitcoast Stampers CAS280 - Karen Dunbrook featured stamper