Monday, August 3, 2015

The Secret!

The first Monday of the month and that means another Product Focus from Artistic and all stamps in the "Verses and Greetings" category will be 20% off through Saturday, August 8th! This also brings on the new monthly "Show Us Your AO Art," so be sure to join in for a chance to win a $15 store voucher, but of course using those AO stamps! For more fabulous AO inspiration visit Tracy, Shari, Gerrie,
I think the Boardwalk bathing beauties were perfect to place on top of this so true sentiment from "Quotes and Quotables" all stamped in Black Archival and inked in Antique Linen, Pumice Stone and shaded in Vintage Photo and Black Soot.   Layered it up and distressed the edges and added some photo corners.
Now for my background I wanted something vintage and a little feminine, so I inked up the card stock with the inks above and shaded as well. Next I applied DecoArt Crackle Paint (thank you Brenda) using a painted brush over the Prima stencil. Once dried, I reapplied the stencil and inked over it with Vintage Photo. This is a pretty detailed stencil and my first time used the DecoArt Crackle Paint and I was pleased with the results!
Hope you have fun on the Blog Hop and thank you for taking the time to visit! Have a great day!

14 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely work, and I try to adhere to some of those principles, too! Hugs, Valerie

A Pink said...

A wonderful card! Terry . Love your crackle stenciling background and those picture corners really make your fabulous focal image pop . A card with a real vintage feminine feel . x

butterfly said...

Glorious crackle flourish background, Terry - I love the vintage feel of the whole thing.
Alison xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

That is the perfect saying for those bathing beauties (I'm the one hiding behind them!). This is a fun card GF!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Terry! The damask background is the perfect backdrop for your wonderful vintage bathing beauties! hugs :)

Caty said...

Fantastique Terry!! Really great! I love the crackled effect with the stencil, ist ´s fabulous!! I like all details. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leave your so kind comments. Big hugs. Caty.

Redanne said...

The crackle does look fantastic especially with the colour on top! I love the image too and that sentiment is wonderful - just love it!! Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

A great texture background and a fantastic bathing belle image, love that quote it makes me smile.
Yvonne xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

A stunning da mask crackle background Terry and my favourite AO stamps! Love it x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Love the vintage vibe to this card and such a brilliant quote.
Wishes
Lynne

Shari Trumbull said...

Fabulous, Fabulous card, Terry!! I LOVE that background and the quote is AWESOME! I Love Lucy :) :) LOL :) :)

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Gorgeous background Terry, your crackle is perfect! And fabulous image to accompany your sentiment, those are words to live by!! Deb xo

Mrs.B said...

Love the image and quote -so true.
The background crackle looks fabulous and has such a great vintage look with those 'girls.
Avril xx'

Beth said...

love the verse GF and those bathing beauties....awesome job on the background....whole card beautifully done.
Hugs

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