I made this card for the challenge over at PaperArtsy to use tinted grunge paste and then sand it back. Well I don't have any grunge paste so I had to use acrylic modelling paste but I think it did the same job. I used some paper from the First Editions New Blooms paper pad and distressed the edges with tea dye, vintage photo and a little bit of dusty concord. Then I stamped the tall flower from JOFY 12 in brown memento ink. I then mixed up my paste using pansy and claret frescos and some green and brown acrylics. I also added some sparkle paste from imagination crafts to see what would happen. I used an imagination crafts stencil and a paintbrush to add the paste and left it to dry.
When it was dry I sanded back the paste which revealed all the sparkle but I really wasn't happy with the rest of the image so I decided to add more stamping. All the stamps are from JOFY 12 except for the sentiment which is a Lin Brown stamp. I painted the flowers with frescos pansy and claret (I thought claret was supposed to be translucent but it didn't stay very translucent here!) and coloured the leaves with a promarker. However, I still wasn't happy with it as the stencilled part just didn't work with the stamps. Finally, I decided to doodle over the top of the paste with a brown promarker in a similar style to the stamps to make it look more cohesive. I'm still not entirely sure about it but I'm a lot happier than I was. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know!