Hello and welcome to October !
I spent time this weekend in my craft room while it's raining out :) I could have have been making Fall themed cards as I love this season but I'm still into Christmas designs.
I also spent two days going through all my stash and have piled up a large collection to give away. I've been overwhelmed by too much 'stuff' around me and have trouble focusing. I've heard others saying the same thing. I'm keeping what I think I will use, it still seems like too much, but I feel better. It was a stressful summer for many reasons so it seems I needed this time to clear my space and my mind.
We sometimes buy things that we are excited about and think we will use, but it ends up sitting on a shelf or in a drawer never seeing the light of day. While going through everything, I came across a dozen bottles of Liquitex Acrylic ink that I bought over a year ago. I was able to 'play' with them while at a stamping event in the Netherlands and rushed out to buy them when I got home. They have sat on my shelf as I tend to reach for Distress Inks or Dylusions sprays when creating backgrounds.
Today I pulled out the acrylic inks for a play. I created several pieces of backgrounds, only one sheet went into the recycle bin. I used one piece for the card below:
I dropped the the acrylic ink on glossy card stock and spritzed with water, which creates a lovely effect. They can be added in layers after drying without blending since they are acrylic.
I over stamped using Designs by Ryn's Snowflake Set and Patio Stone (also available in the unmounted Textures set). The other circles are from IndigoBlu - Limor Circles. I also used a stencil with white acrylic ink to create tiny circles.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week,