Saturday, 30 November 2013

De-Stress with Distress


I just had to play along with this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge, where the inspiration is this fabulous reflected sunset:


I love sunsets.  Love' em.  Whenever I see a fabulous sunset (which isn't all that often in the UK!) I have to take a photo.  Or two.  Three maybe.

I made this sunset by dusting Distress Inks (Wild Honey, Scattered Straw and a bit of Dried Marigold) onto my card piece with Inkylicious duster brushes.  You get a really light finish with them.  Then I masked the horizon and added a narrow strip of Walnut Stain Distress Ink with blending foam, and added more in the foreground where the tree would go. Used Paper Smooches Bold Blooms for the tree, and added a sentiment from Sentiment Sampler.

I'm also entering it into Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, where Anything Goes.


13 comments:

  1. What a cool looking card, Shirley! You really worked wonders with those distress inks!

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  2. This card is very special - love the effect you achieved - absolutely wonderful!

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  3. Stunning! Your card brought back instant memories of my wedding day & honeymoon in Hawaii - needed that little boost, so glad I popped by :) Hugs Bev

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  4. Whoa Nellie - came to congratulate you on the shout out at Curtain Call. I'm predicting this lovely will be doing some winning too. Super creative, girlie.

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  5. WOW! There is basically only two words needed for this magnificent creation Shirley, and they are:

    WINNER, WINNER!

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  6. Oh Shirley - you are so talented! I think I will be spending a bit of time studying this!

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  7. What a gorgeous scene you created. I love the beach!

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  8. Breathtaking, Shirley ... you've captured the glorious sunset so beautifully ... it's stunning! Anita :)

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  9. OHHHHHHH! What a gorgeous card! I LOOOOOOOVE the sunset and the silhouette-- love your inking! FAB! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!

    ps... our challenges start on Sunday and end on Saturday now!!! Winners will be posted on Mondays:) This week's challenge is SUPER easy-- ANYTHING goes!! Hope you join in the fun <3

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  10. what a beautiful sunset scene you created! gorgeous card! thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!

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  11. Hi Shirley. You've created a peaceful and relaxing scene - definitely a good place to de-stress!! Lovely soft colors. Loll xx

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  12. Wow! I totally love this! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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