Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer Sky

Hi everyone.  Sorry I have not been around much lately, but I've been working on a new project that I hope to share with you soon! :)

I did get another CAS Watercolour June Challenge - Summer card done before it closed. :)  I love my new Distress Oxides inks and have had fun playing with them. They are different than any other ink I've used before.  If you haven't tried them yet, why not pick up a couple or three colours and give them a try.


I created a watercoloured background by smooshing several layers of Distress Oxide inks, drying between each layer.  You can still see the different colours underneath those layers ... very cool!  I used a simple white die-cut flower that I HAD to buy after my dear friend Bonnie sent me a couple of samples cut from her die. :)  We do enable each other.    A simple thank you banner completes the card.

I hope you'll come play along with us if you haven't yet.  The challenge closes at end of day June 24th, so there still time to play along.

I'm also entering this card into The Flower Challenge #9 - Anything Goes.








Stamps:  Painted Butterflies - sentiment (Altenew)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb. card stock); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); Basic Gray (SU!)
Ink: Distress Oxide Inks:  Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, Floral Stem Collage die (Poppy Stamps), white embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Watercolour June Challenge - Summer
The Flower Challenge #9 - Anything Goes


25 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

LOVE it Loll! I can see why you fell in love with that die, it's so lovely! Love the colours in your pretty background piece! I hope your day is fabulous my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

nancy littrell said...

Loll, I LOVE your Distress Oxide background for your Summer Watercoloured card. I agree...the DOX inks are Fabulous and like nothing else on the market. TFS my friend. Hugs

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, the colours of your DOX background are incredible, they are so different from other inks. Beautiful card and yes we are all enablers hee hee.

Nancy Stislow said...

It's not just that the Oxides are wonderful, Loll, it's your use of color combinations making this so beautiful! Think I must get that frame die too!

Susan said...

Lovely combination of colours and I do love that die - I'm not surprised you ended up buying it! I may have to cut a few when we get together in July!

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous, Loll. Your colour choices and your use of them are always amazing.

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous card and I just received this die in the mail today, been waiting for it for ages. It's really pretty with that gorgeous background...
Have a lovely weekend.♥
[aNNie]

Aquarius said...

A beauty - I love the oxides too, so many possibilities!

Julie B said...

What a pretty card. I love those Oxide inks but can't decide which to go for. Guess I will have to have them all! :)

Viv said...

Super pretty card here Loll! love the amazing background effects with those Oxide inks and that white flower sets it all off so well too. Thank you for sharing with us again over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope you will be back soon ;) Viv DT xx

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous! What lovely colors. You create fascinating backgrounds! Love them!

Bonnie said...

A beautiful background for this fun die cut, Loll! Glad to pass on the enabling :>)

Marcia HIll said...

Beautiful card Loll...love those colors together on your background! And I've already loved that die cut flower when I saw Bonnie use it, and now I really think I might NEED it too after seeing it on your lovely card!! :0)

Stamps and Paper said...

You create the most fabulous backgrounds Loll and this is beautiful...gorgeous card

Anne

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful background and I love the die. You and Bonnie both enable me! The only money I spend is on food and stamps and if this keeps up I will be ON food stamps.

Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous card, the more I see those inks the more I need them. The die is on my wishlist now too ;)
Kaz x

Mac Mable said...

Great backgrounds with those distress oxides. So pretty and so effective against the gorgeous white die cut x

Anita in France said...

I can understand why you had to have this die, Loll, it's beautiful ... and so gorgeous against the soft DOX background! Looking forward to hearing more about your new project! Hugs, Anita :)

Valerie Nolan said...

I think we all want that die now Loll!! Stunning g card. X

Charlene said...

Love it! - everything!

Sue said...

Loll, I do like your DO background and I love the die-cut. Your new project sounds intriguing!

Julia Aston said...

I just love this die and your beautiful background sets it off wonderfully Loll! Can't wait to see the project you're working on!! Julia xx

Maxine D said...

Ohhh how pretty Loll - of course you had to have that die, it's a stunner!!
Blessings
Maxine

Sue - said...

Beautiful card, love the background. Just got some oxides but not had time to play yet!

Barb Ghig said...

I'll bet your Oxide Inks feel right at home on your craft desk :) Such a beautiful background and I love the contrast of your white bloom...another really pretty card, Loll!