Monday, June 30, 2014

Playing with my favorite distress ink color ......

I saw 2 posts this morning which prompted me to make my card today.  The first was Julie Ebersole at The Classroom, where she used this same stencil as a kind of stamp to make her background.  I just adore this Tim Holtz Doily stencil, but haven't used it in this way, so I wanted to try her technique.  And secondly,  the Winnie & Walter blog is starting a week of inspiration featuring distress inks.  And I just won this new set from them and wanted to ink it up, too.  Here's what resulted:

W&W Distress inks

Just as Julie did, I inked the front of the stencil with Shaded Lilac and just a bit of Dusty Concord distress inks, then spritzed it lightly and layed it on a piece of watercolor paper.   Shaded lilac is such a lovely color, a nice periwinkle or lavender blue color.   I quickly blotted anything that was too oozy, removed the stencil and then let it dry, after which I edged the whole panel with Shaded Lilac and attached it to my card base.  Next I stamped and white embossed the roses and leaves from The Big, the Bold, and Extras, and then using some watered-down distress inks, painted in the colors (shaded lilac, peeled paint and shabby shutters), and then cut them out.  The shaded lilac was reallllly light, so I went back in while the roses were still wet and overstamped the solid image in the set that matches in shaded lilac - much better, and I still get that mottled, watercolor look on them.    After that it was just a matter of finding this grosgrain ribbon that matches perfectly, and teaming it up with a PTI die-cut tiny tag, stamped with little words from The Big, The Bold, and the Happy.  That little heart is part of the die; it pops out, so I inked it also with shaded lilac straight from the pad and inserted it back in.  After putting everything together, I though it needed just a little sparkle, so I added these dusty pink/lavendar sequins that I think are antiques from my friend Carol.

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Thanks for visiting today!  

20 comments:

  1. Such a pretty colour and such a pretty background! Love this technique with the doily stencil.

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  2. So pretty, Lin ... such a fabulous background and I just love all those gorgeous blue hues! Anita :)

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  3. Beautiful card, Lin. Love the colors, that stencil is also a favorite of mine. The flowers are just lovely, but your background stole my heart :).

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  4. Love your use of the distress inks, Lin! What a gorgeous card! I must admit that I do not use Duty Concord and Shaded Lilac often enough...your card prompted me to get them out to play!

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  5. I haven't seen Julie's video yet but your card is stunning, Lin! What a gorgeous color that is! Beautifully done, my friend! :)

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  6. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous! That is definitely a "Lin" card in your colors and design!

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  7. I liked Julie's video and her card; but your card is even prettier in these colors, Lin! LOVE it! I love that stencil and haven't purchased it yet. Gotta' get it soon.

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  8. What a gorgeous card, Lin - as is your one layer card - love how you use this color! Hugs

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  9. Gorgeous, Lin!! Love this fab background and how you used the w & w flowers. Beautiful!

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  10. So very pretty! You have inspired me to play with DI.

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  11. Ahh - loving this card Lin! Great idea for that stencil technique and I'm always impressed that you can make sure elegant cards in this card.. anything lilac is tricky for me, for some crazy reason. I just don't know why, is a colour I love, and was even my wedding colour, so I'm sure it shouldn't be so hard! Thanks for the inspiration, as ever, Rx

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  12. Not sure how I missed this one, but it's another that I absolutely LOVE!! The technique worked perfectly and you picked such a great stencil!! Not to mention the gorgeous colors too!!

    Good Luck --- this is already a winner in my mind!!

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  13. I am going to have to go and watch that technique. Your results are STUNNING!! I love the colors you used and how you colored in the flowers. Really pretty card!

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  14. superb card Lin. I have recently used this technique and it really makes a dreamy background.

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  15. Wowzasa! This is just beautiful!! The background you created is so soft and lovely, and I love how you tucked the flowers in there!

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