I do love my Broken China and Faded Jeans colours, so I was excited to see I was given Stormy Sky as my kit colour. I was somewhat disappointed with the colour for a start because it is so similar to Faded Jeans when I tested it on some card, but I have found since that it is the colour I have been reaching for. It is not as bold and deep as Faded Jeans and is a great colour for a sky - especially when using an ink blending tool or a sponge. I had ordered the new pink shade Victorian Velvet as soon as it was released, so I paired these 2 colours up for a vintage look.
I used the traditional blending technique, then spritzed with water - except I used some Perfect Pearls and re-inker in the water I spritzed to bring it to life a bit. Once the card was dry I also used the distress ink to stamp the flourish on the background. I also used distress ink and a pearlised water spray on the punched vellum scalloped circles and folded these into 3D flowers.
I tried to do something different with distress inks this month - more of a technique sampler than a "pretty" card as I had already used the ink blending in my samples for March, so I ended up with 3 different ways of using the distress inks.