So, this is what happens when you check the challenges every day but don't get time to play...you accumulate ideas and then pull them all together! I have never had great success with the acrylic distress technique, but I really focused on the instructions this time and it went better. I think previously that I had missed the part about wiping off excess ink with a wet cloth. When I saw the ways to use it was games, I knew just what ef I wanted to use for the technique. I went with a Pumpkin chalk paint over an embossed Kraft. I really had to sand a lot to get the look I wanted and found that by bending the cs I could get at edges better with the emery board. I also distressed the edges (some by mistake). I used Distress Ink and a blending tool to complete the technique and a damp washcloth to remove the excess. I was wracking my brains deciding how to make a card with this piece and decided that a luck theme went well only I don't really believe in luck! So, I added another lucky element in the 4 leaf clover from 4 little hearts onto a glue dot but used the so very blessed sentiment embossing in clear and copper ep. Today's Mixability Challenge has us adding metal circles....well I had just so happened to open a bottle of vinegar that had the metal seal on top so I carefully cut around it for my BINGO chip. I stamped the ticket then overstamped the "blessed" and fussy cut, distressed and sponged the edges. This is popped up. The base looked too bare so I stamped the Print Pattern in Espresso over it. I also tucked a ticket stub that I crumpled and sponged under my ticket.
Step by step and closeups on my blog post
Date: Friday, October 6, 2017 GMT Views: 793
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni SCS Gallery Moderator Splitcoast Challenge Hostess Teapot Tuesday TEAm
Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 118740
Fri, Oct 06, 2017 @ 11:14 AM
Great elements all pulled together so well, Gail. I like the Print Pattern background peeking out behind that really super distressed bingo panel. I spotted that clover straight away. We took a day trip over to the west of Ireland (Clare) today, using up DH's last day of annual leave, and I was thinking of you.
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 9752
Sat, Oct 07, 2017 @ 8:35 AM
How very creative you are, Gail. That gold bingo chip looks great, and using the craft instead of white cs for the technique bg turned out so nicely. The clover was a terrific idea. I agree with you...i think luck is really effort that turned out well.