I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaccccckkkkk!!!

Welcome to fall!! 

Welcome back to school!! 

Welcome back to China (for me)!! 

And welcome back to my blog!! 

I've had a little hiatus for the past few months, partly intentional, partly I was travelling around Canada and the US for the summer and just plain didn't have time! I had a fantastic summer and I saved a LOT to my favourites on Instagram, and one of the things I'm LOVING right now is simple, beautiful, stencilled backgrounds with a well-coloured image and sentiment. So that's what I set out to make!

I knew I'd be using an image of a bee from Technique Tuesday's Bugs & Kisses Stamp Set, so I chose three shades of Distress Oxide Ink that would fade nicely into each other. 

Instead of blending foam, I decided to use the new-ish Distress Blending Brushes to create this fade. It worked well because by using one brush for all three colours, the inks kind of blended on the brush before applying it to the paper. I love how soft and seamless it turned out... 

With a well-balanced and harmonious background, a small image and sentiment don't look out of place - it's actually perfect! 

Thanks for stopping by after all this time, and I look forward to hearing from you in the comments! 

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  1. Welcome back! Hope you'll share some of your adventures....
    Love this card, so bright and cheerful.

    1. Thanks!! I never know if people are interested in my travels!!! But i'll definitely share a few highlights!


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