This week's challenge is to take inspiration from the "Artistic Expression" section of the Annual Catalogue, which runs from pages 154 to 175. I have CASED the layout of the Wetlands Thank You card on page 173. It certainly looks different though! :)
I used the emboss resist technique to create the background by stamping the line art feather with Versamark ink on Very Vanilla cardstock & then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. I brayered a layer of perfect plum ink & then sponged over my feathers with Rich Razzleberry & Elegant Eggplant inks. Next I stamped some splotches from Gorgeous Grunge & flicked water droplets over the panel. A quick buff with a tissue removed the excess ink from the embossing.
I used the Gold Baker's Twine for the trim, but stripped out the gold thread, making it a perfect match for the vanilla cardstock & vintage button. Some die-cut banners complete the layout:-
The whole panel had a spritz of shimmer spray made from rubbing alcohol & frost white ink, which gave it a beautiful sheen (but I didn't quite pick up):-
Thanks to the Team at CASE-ing the Catty for another great challenge. You can find it here:-
All Stampin' Up!