I started my card out by making a "mess" with some black Distress Stain and water. I knew that this would mostly turn out gray so it would fit with the CAS-ual Friday challenge to use Shades of Gray. I used Tim Holtz watercolor paper. This is a great weight for playing with. I made sure to get it pretty wet with spritzes of water and that allowed the ink to run.
I had a little bit of black ink leftover in this stencil from Tim Holtz so when I used the white embossing paste, it turned out a little bit gray. I finished it off with this really neat butterfly die and a stamped sentiment from Wplus9 Designs stamped on vellum.
Here is the CAS-ual Fridays challenge and this card also fits the Less is More challenge to use stencils.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)