Splish Splash

This week at Card Makin Mama's we are all about using your products like mist, sprays and paint.  I can't help but to think of the song Splish Splash she was taking a bath as I type this, if you want to get into the groove.. here is the link to the song below, I nearly linked to a cute one till I listened and decided against it!  Check out the dance moves in this video below... what a cool dude!

Now back to business at hand.  I was cleaning up this morning prior to crafting and found a embossed background that was better suited to the bin, I decided to play with it and distress inks to see what would happen.   Well glitter from the embossing paste grabbed the distressing tool but after that it was smooth sailing.   I used dried marigold, aged mahogany, ripe persimmon and rusty hinge inks  and then "splashed" water heavily onto the card stock, I let it bleed a little and then hit it with the heat gun. 

After I had my background sorted I started adding embellishments.  I searched high and low for some chipboard butterflies that Melissa kindly gave me and couldn't find them (and no Melissa they are not hanging on the waredrobe door with the punches!).  So I went to the remnant box and grabbed a scrap of kraft and cut a pile of butterflies out.  Feeling they were a bit bland I chucked some modge podge on them and sprinkled glitter on them for a bit of "bling".
The vine is cut from my newly acquired Tim Holtz die, which I LOVE LOVE LOVE, it had vines, branches and different types of leaves on it, Im sure it going to be used very regularly.  I then added the sentiment and die from the Simon Says Stamp Thanks set and added a bunch of flowers from my stash.
I think this is one of my favourite colour combos in this background, I tend to go for this colour palate quite regularly.
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