Sunday, 1 September 2013

Backyard General

Evening all,

I hope you have had a lovely weekend.  The weather here in Adelaide has just been awesome, beautiful warm sunny days which is a nice change :)

Last week my oldest nephew turned 9 making Aunty Milly feel very old ;)  I had bought the gorgeous little Backyard General Saturated Canary Stamp from Little Darlings many months ago now ready to James' card with.

I wanted to paint him with army camouflage, but just didn't have any paper to match so I decided to make my own using my distress stains.  I was really happy with how it turned out.

The 'net'  I made using some hessian and pulling out strands until I was happy with the effect.  I put some eyelets in and attached it to the card using some chocolate brown string I had in my stash.

For my camouflage paper I started with a white piece of card, and added a layer of Antique Linen distress stain over the whole piece.  Once the first layer was dried I added a random patter with Shabby Shutter, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Distress Stains. I then went back in with a sponge and the same colour browns to 'dirty' it up a bit, for the green I used Forest Moss instead of the Shabby Shutters as it was a darker, browner green.  The stamp around the edge is from Kaisercraft called Distress.

A close up shot of this cute little guy :)

Thanks for stopping by :)


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