Tuesday, 8 July 2014

A Distressing Kind of Day

No, no, not that kind of distressing - this kind of distressing! Winnie & Walter plus Distress Inks.  How could I not play along??  I had myself a Winnie & Walter DistressFest over the weekend, so grab a brew and a biscuit and prepare to be distressed.


First up is the Day 1 - Watercolour.

Oh,  yes please!  The watercoloured panel is actually a mop-up piece from my stash.  I don't like to waste Distress Ink so I swoosh card over my craft mat to pick up all the colour so that I can use the piece later.  I trimmed it to fit the card, stamped the sentiment and the leaves, and cut out some flowers to layer on to the card.

The Big, The Bold and You
The Big, The Bold and Extras

Next up is Day 2 - Ombré.

A bit of Pine Needles, a bit of Evergreen Bough and a bit of Bundled Sage.  The three leaves were a pressie from my friend Jenny, so it was appropriate to use them on a Winnie & Walter challenge, because she won a guest designer spot for Winnie & Walter's upcoming Fourth Release.  And we're both on the design team for The Mixed Media Card Challenge so it was also appropriate to make it a mixed media card.

The Big, The Bold and The Happy
The Write Stuff: Picture Perfect

Then it's Day 3 - Resist

I used a stencil from Magenta and clear embossing paste, which resisted the Distress Inks, then stamped some dots in Seedless Preserves and the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black.  Where the ink went over the embossing, I removed it carefully with a cotton bud dipped in stamp cleaner.  Added a few flowers left over from card 1.

The Big, The Bold and The Happy
Scenery: Big Bang Confetti

And to Day 4 - Stencils/Masks

The previous card could have qualified for the stencil challenge, but I had this Tim Holtz stencil in mind instead.  I inked the stencil up, spritzed it and placed it onto the card piece and blotted off the excess.  Oh look, there's another flower from card 1 spree.

The Big, The Bold and The Extras
The Big, The Bold and The Happy

Day 5 tag coming in another post - I think you've had enough of me for one day!

17 comments:

  1. All gorgeous Shirley, the watercolour mop up is just beautiful and the last one perfect, so vibrant. Just Wow! x

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  2. Just a fabulous assortment of cards! Love all your inky goodness, especially on the last card!

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  3. All are beautiful Shirley. Like day 1 & 2 the best.

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  4. Love them all but I especially love the background of your first card.

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  5. These are all amazing! I love your resourcefulness! Do you think there are any of us who actually toss bits & pieces of this & that into the trash?

    Why would we when one can create as you have here! Love every one one of these creative masterpieces but the HB card with the bold leaves stole my heart!

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  6. Hi Shirley. Four amazing cards ... I do love your watercoloring!! Looks like you are having lots of fun! Loll xx

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  7. Wonderful cards, Shirley! I'm impressed with your first card--the "mop up" piece is gorgeous!

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  8. Oh my! What a treat! So many gorgeous cards! Had enough of you? Never!! :) Keep 'em coming! :) Ingrid xx

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  9. So many lovely cards, Shirley! I especially love the results you got on your last card with the TH doily stencil - just beautiful!

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  10. Beautiful creations Shirley! I can keep staring and admiring ur cards for hours :)

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  11. Wow, Shirley! This is a veritable plethora of gorgeousness! Love all these happy water colored cards. Bev

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  12. A beautiful assortment of cards and it's very nice to see the different ones lined up like this :)

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  13. Gorgeous cards - love them all! The colors and various techniques are so cool. Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. Being distressed and sooo impressed at the same time with these stunning cards, Shirley ... what gorgeousness! Anita :)

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  15. My jaw dropped when I saw this post! Totally amazing! Pinning them all!

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  17. Back again! Love, Love, love what you did with the leaves and thanks for the shout out! The colours in all your cards are unique - I always seem to get more primary/rainbow shades with distress inks.

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