Yesterday I had a lovely time demonstrating Tim Holtz Distress Stains at work (Samuel Taylor's, Embsay). This is the card I made as a sample to take with me. I have used the stains to create a background, I used, Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood and dried Marigold. I then stamped onto the background with an Indigoblu stamp,Tree-mendous and added some grasses from the Craftwork Cards stamp set, Graceful Grasses and Birdcages. There are a few bird silhouettes in the last stamp set so I added two little birds sat in the tree to finish off the scene. I then mounted the image onto some plain Kraft card and some embossed and sanded core'dinations card. The card blank is made from ribbed Kraft card. I had a little problem with the Happy Birthday sentiment as it was white and it just looked awful, so I tried using the stains on the background of the banner and it took really well, so at least it now blends in nicely with the colours used in the image. I really wasn't sure at all about this card when I had finished it but as it sat on my desk on Friday night I came to like it more and more.
Well it's the Skipton Waterways Festival this weekend so I am hoping to go and look at all the decorated narrowboats this afternoon once Kevin gets back from his cycle ride. At least the weather is looking good today :) Hope you all have a lovely bank holiday weekend.