Embrace Imperfection


It's time for a Make Your Mark Challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More!  One of my faves...ok...if truth be known they are all my faves...I love the variety of these challenges *grin*.


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Do you ever make a card that you are mostly happy with, but some little oops happens?  Hence the title of my post.  The Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs that I've used aren't meant to be used in the whole...he shows them partially rubbed on to create some interest, so I've done that for several of them, but wanted the "a beautiful world" intact...sadly it moved and the beautiful is falling...lol. Some days you're the windshield...and some days you're the bug right?

On to the making of this imperfect card.  I stamped the dragonflies and used Distress Markers, water and a small watercolor brush to color the wings.  Once they were dry, I used Ranger Glossy Accents for some shine.  Next I added the Remnant Rubs and then finished off the card by scribbling the markers onto my craft sheet and then misting it with water.  I took my brush and "painted" just with water where I'd be adding the color and then dropped the colors in randomly and haphazardly.  Love the look!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Ranger Watercolor Paper and Bazzill Marshmallow
Ink:  Ranger Jet Black Archival
Stamps:  Inkadinkado Gemstone Insects
All the other stuff:  water, small paint brush, Mowed Lawn Distress Marker, Peacock Feather Distress Marker, Broken China Distress Marker, Tim Holtz Botanical Remnant Rubs, Ranger Glossy Accents

Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps & More #112 - Make Your Mark
Stamplorations:  September Challenge - Stamps & Markers