Add to that 2 boys who fought with each other all day and don't know what to do with no electricity to power their various devices and it made for a stressful day. I'm actually looking forward to being able to go back to work when this lets up.
In between power failures, I did get into my craft room and tried the faux patina technique which I've been wanting to try since I first saw it on SCS.
I also used the sketch from Stampin Queens but the link is closed so I can't link it up but do want to give credit.
Here's the card I made with my sample:
For this background I used the same ink colors as in the sample on SCS, but I did try another sample using some distress inks, which was also quite cool. I love the richness of this technique and will definitely do this again.
I don't like the size gaps between the framelits, so I took the same framelit as the espresso layer and traced around the outside with a pencil, then cut it out by hand. It's not as defined as using a framelit, but I like the layering better.
Thanks for looking.
Products used (all Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: Engraved Greetings
Cardstock: Crumb Cake; Early Espresso; Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake; Marina Mist; Always Artichoke; Early Espresso; Versamark
Accessories: Gold EP; Labels Framelits; Vintage Wallpaper EF; Early Espresso ribbon.