I really like to work with text and I loved the idea that my friend and fellow angel, Yuki, sent into The Angel Company. She takes some tape and just touches the text in spots and then lifts it up to remove some of the print. My tape was too strong so I had to tap it down on the counter a few times before I touched the paper. I love the results!
I colored my image with Tombow markers and then just topped it with the crystal lacquer...after all, aren't most Adirondack chairs a bit distressed? tee hee... I also love the look of the embossed Winchester paper. I rubbed a Burnt Umber palette ink pad across it lightly to make those impressions pop even more.
I think I've had these shell buttons for more than 5 years - I loved their look and hues but they never seemed to fit right until just now!
Card Materials: all stamps and papers from The Angel Company
Stamps: Anchor to the Soul
Accessories: Winchester Soar with It Collection and cardstock, Nestabilities oval, cuttlebug script and tapestry embossing plates, corner punch, Tim Holtz crackle crystal lacquer, shell button, Tombow markers