Wings of Paris Cardby Sharon Jeffs
I absolutely adore creating distressed backgrounds and mixing different mediums together to get unique and different results. I tend to cut a sheet of watercolour paper into smaller squares that I can experiment on and every once in awhile, I create something I adore!
This card began and an experiment. I put a dollop of white, red and yellow acrylic paint onto a flat surface then rolled over it with a brayer. I then brayered over a sheet of watercolour paper and spritzed it with water. Once it was dry, I inked the edges and stamped one of my absolute favourite background stamps "Great Grandfathers Letter".
The butterfly is actually an imprint of the "Solid Butterfly" die that I carved to make my own matching stamp. I stamped the butterfly using the same mix of paints that I'd created earlier with the brayer.
Finally I die cut an "Eiffel tower" from a scrap of card stock and covered with a layer of silver leafing and Distress ink (to tarnish and age the bright silver).