I am sharing a mix media canvas today using a lot of distress inks and Hula Mae.
I am a pattern paper girl at heart! It takes the guess work out of trying to find colours that go together, because the pattern papers packs already have a custom colour scheme built in. But I knew for this project I wanted more of a flat colour , and I am a hoarder of pretty rainbows so I do have a ton of distress ink pads in my collection waiting to be used! I took on the challenge to try and use as many distress inks as I could on one project.
I love bristol smooth cardstock for blending distress inks as it goes on smoothly and doesn’t seem to warp the paper! Using my silhouette I cut out the palm trees, the word aloha at the bottom, and I cut out the sandy beach and sun behind her head. I then used the circle sponge applicators from ranger to add distress inks to each piece!
I did cheat a little as I wanted to have pineapples on here but did not have a pineapple stamp… I remembered that I had one piece of pattern paper with pinapples that were the perfect size. I fussy cut around them (although struggled as I couldn’t find my cutter bee scissors) to add a small white boarder to match the image.
Lastly, I felt like it needed a slight bit more pink somewhere on the project. originally I was going to use a flower, but then I found this cute coconut drink in my stamp stash, which went perfectly with the whole feel of the layout!
I finished it up by adding a bit of shimmer on the words and any pieces of pink to make it stand out if the light catches it. I then added a sawtooth hook to the back of it so that birthday girl can hang it up as a piece of art.
Overall I think this project took me a total of 10 hours (with breaks in between) that may be the longest I have ever spent on a project! I did go out of my comfort zone though and I am truly proud about that!
I hope all my American friends have a wonderful 4th of July!
Lots of hugs,