Friday, April 28, 2017

Live the Life

Artsy, fartsy - I'm not!  I probably have a lot more fartsy in me than the artsy, but still had to give it a shot on this card.  I think probably to have it look right in that category I would have had to add a lot more stuff to this - but it is what it is!

I recently got some of the distress oxide inks and thought I'd see what it'd do on glossy paper.  Other people may be able to swing that but not me at all!  They do show up a lot brighter though on glossy paper but just don't blend as great for me on that.  On regular card stock they blend like butter!  Anyway, after smearing a bunch of different colors on this I used a stencil and made the blue dots.  Lastly, I stamped an older Tim Holtz image.  The sentiment looks a little whoppy-jawed (crooked) but it really isn't.  Oh well...............

Thanks for stopping by..............and have a great weekend!
Lynn

17 comments:

Linda Simpson said...

I LOVE this card Lynn, the background looks amazing and this is one of my favourite stamps too! Have a wonderful weekend too!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lisa said...

It's absolutely stunning, Lynn!! The colors are amazing!! They are the perfect backdrop for Tim's umbrella man!! This is artistic and fabulous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Lori Kobular said...

Oh I love the background you created! It looks awesome! I just got some of those inks right before we left for vacation, now I can't wait to get home and try them out!

Lori Kobular said...

Love your background on this adorable card! Love the stamp you used too!

MiamiKel said...

Lynn - I love this!! So yourself short my friend this is definitely artsy and very chic !
Besides, you have to blame the fartsy part on the dog, remember ?! LOL! It's all Rambo :)

Donna Hanley said...

I need to get some of those oxide inks soon. I think this techniques perfect for this silhouette image. Fun card. We are supposed to get into the upper 80's tomorrow. Like being in your neck of the woods. LOL Enjoy your weekend.

Chrissy said...

Plenty of artsy technique here Lynn..love the background colours and such a fabulous stamp and sentiment..awesome card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Tammy said...

Oh WOW Lynn, this is gorgeous!! I LOVE your colorful inky background and what a fabulous sentiment and image, a work of art for sure! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Tammy x

JD/ Jill said...

Great colors and great design!

Nana Connie said...

I keep seeing these Tim Holtz oxide inks on other folks' projects and then I think I should try them. But so far, I haven't purchased any of the inks so it's a bit hard. However, this one inspires me so if I go spend the money, I'm going to blame you, my friend! lol Fabulous background, Lynn, and I love the silhouette image and sentiment.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I love me some Oxides. I have to admit that I have not tried it on glossy. You made a perfect backdrop for this manly silhouette! Hope your weekend is super.

Bonnie said...

I love the look of the colors on your background, Lynn! And the stenciling over top and black images do make this artsy fartsy! I think you have joined the A and F Club! Hope you have a great weekend too.

Carol L said...

Whoa, this card is a beautiful explosion of fantastic color!! I love how you created it with that great silhouette image too! Wonderful creation that's way more artsy than fartsy :)

Davi said...

Fabulous Job Lynn!! I love the cool background you created and the image look very cool with it!

Shelly Schmidt said...

So pretty! LOVE the colors and the blue of the stencil is such a great touch. I have the inks- have not used them yet....... I will have to get artsy like you- fartsy is another thing altogether LOL

Monica said...

If you think the sentiment is crooked, it only adds character to the card, Lynn. This is an awesome card and wow, another technique.

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this fabulous card, and I am loving my Distress Oxides!! Awesome work, Lynn!