Friday, November 13, 2009

Distressed Look With BoBunny Gypsy

I had a lot of fun playing with BoBunny's Gypsy (again - it is always fun!), and got a little messy on my cardstock with this layout. It seemed once I had out the paints and inks I couldn't stop myself from putting a little here and there.

A Tip for Your Flourish Stamps
Create borders around layout edges by mixing up flourish stamps and several ink shades. Use scrap paper to mask as needed. BoBunny Stamp & Store Journal corner border design was used, applying Red Brick ink to flourish section of stamp design only. Smaller flourishes in the set were used to add brown and Prussian Blue.

Versatile Chiffon Chipboard
The cream colored alphabets and shapes, known as Chiffon, by BoBunny are extremely easy to color. Using a drybrush method and going light on coverage, the natural color beneath comes through for a great white washed look. This was the intial look of my letters, but I had other paints and mediums on my table and I couldn't stop playing. On top of my initial color I used chalk ink in Prussian Blue, with light Creamy Brown used overall to tone down the brightness. Smidges of Staz-On teal were sparsely added to enhance the distressed look.

Do you ever look at a sticker and wonder what to do with it, or have trouble working in a square or rectangle shape into your layout? Cut it up! I wanted to use the grapevine heart design, but didn't want to add another rectangle to my layout. I used a craft knife and simply cut out the shape I wanted to use.

I added my journaling directly onto the die-cut patterned paper. Masking off the scalloped design and brads, I used teal ink for a tone on tone color. BoBunny does such a great job in creating "faux dimension" to their designs - it appears as though my lines run "under" something, when in fact they do not!

BoBunny Supplies:
Gypsy Collection: Journey Die Cut, Spice, Saffron; Combo Stickers, Flowers, Buttons and Bling, Heart & Homey Cardstock Sticker
Chunky Alphabet in Chiffon, Stamp & Store: Circle This Date, Write On, Journal
Orange Pearls: Queen & Co.
Paints: Folk Art
Inks: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink, Staz-on by Tsukineko
Glitter Medium: Glimmer Mist Golden Terra Cotta
Pen: Zig Memory Writer
Brown flower: Petaloo
Tools: Martha Steward and EK Success border punches

As always - thanks for coming by, and happy creating!


Lynn said...

gasp. you rocked the bo bunny. i just picked up this line and love it. thanks for the tips. yum!

Kathleen Summers said...

Beautiful page, Rita!!

carrie said...

Rita, your stuff is amazing!