Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Autumn Mk1


I've been playing with Distress Inks and water again.  This time I used Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge and Fired Brick.  I squished the inkpads onto my craft sheet then spritzed fairly heavily with water, and inked up the stamps.  The wet ink pooled into the recesses on the main branch stamp and splodged onto the card, but I really like it, I think it adds to the "arty" feel of the images.  And anyway, if you didn't know the stamp, well you wouldn't know the difference would you?  (But you will know the difference on the next post, because I used less water.)

I made a border around the base card by splodging Distress Inks around the edges and mounted the stamped panel onto the card.

The card was inspired by these challenges:

Paper Smooches SPARKS Picture Perfect challenge:



CASology, where the cue card is Autumn (and thanks to Ardyth's DT card for inspiring me to use falling leaves for the Paper Smooches challenge):


CAS-ual Fridays challenge which is Fall Colours and a Leaf:


And last but not least, Moxie Fab World Handmade Cards Week:Colour Media challenge:


Stamps: Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler, Reflections

16 comments:

  1. Another stunner - love the 'frame'! Thanks for sharing with us at CASology !

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  2. You're right. It is artsy, and that's why I love it.

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  3. Wow, these are gorgeous! So WONDEFUL!! Love the watercolory - ness!

    Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

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  4. ooo I love your experiment with inks and PS stamps..... the leaves are a gorgeous colour and I love the effect :0)
    Thanks for playing along at PS Sparks this week :0)
    Jenny x

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  5. Oooh, I love how your cards turned out, Shirley! Distress inks + water = yummy!

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  6. Oooh, art ... artsy ... yes, and so much more, Shirley ... inspired, stunning, delicious! Anita :)

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  7. I love an artsy watercolor card! Yours is no exception! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  8. I love the watercolor effect on your rich, colorful leaves. Perfect "falling" movement! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

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  9. You "shirley" nailed this one, girl!

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  10. You are such an inspiration :)

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  11. Oh my this is gorgeous! Love love love the way the colors all mix.

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  12. I love how you played with your distress inks and the matching border you created! Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  13. This card has real flow, a feeling of actual motion...very impressive! Those colours are just stunning...I think I need some more distress inks he he! :)

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  14. GOOOOOOOOOOOORGEOUS! I love the watercolor design/feel! LOVE the colors! LOVE this card x10000000! THANKS for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Picture Perfect challenge <3 Hope you will link up your creations this week (it's ANYTHING GOES!!!)!!!

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  15. Hey Shirley! Thanks for linking this up to the Color Media Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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