Thursday, October 12, 2017

In the Studio with Patt and Vicky

Hi everyone.  Today I had fun playing in the studio with two friends. :)  Vicky is new to stamping and wanted to learn about different ways to use her Big Shot, along with learning about distress inks and DOX inks.  The three of us had fun getting inky.

We also found time to play with tissue paper watercolouring using different colouring mediums.  We used distress inks, distress sprays, and Brushos.  Lots of inky mess ... nothing could be better!! :)

The card above was me showing Patt and Vicky how to smoosh with DOX inks, layering them to create a mixed media background.  I cut mine down to a small rectangle, added a white shaped die-cut and stamped a simple sentiment in matching ink.  So fun and easy to make.

I'm playing along with a couple of challenges.  First AAA#100 - Sketch ... what a great CAS design!  I used my over interpretation and hope it's close enough.  CAS-ology #270 is looking for "Odd".  My one spray of flower is an odd number.

  


Thanks for coming by for a visit!






Stamps:  Sentiment - Where the Heart is (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Mixed Media panel (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Wilted Violet, Wild Honey, Fired Brick (Tim Holtz
Accessories & Tools:  water mister, heat tool, Flower Frolic die (Penny Black)

Challenges:
AAA #100 - Sketch
CAS-ology #270 - Odd

35 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

lovely card Loll - and you are so lucky to have friends to get inky with!!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, this background is so pretty. Sounds like you had a lot of fun! Cathy x

Christine Alexander said...

sounds like so much fun. Gorgeous background perfect for the simple white flower :)

Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous card, love the colours
Hugs Kaz xx

Nancy Stislow said...

You will have us all knocking on your door for your techniques, Loll! What I particularly love about this background is that it appears there are tiny flowers in it. It could not be more perfect for that die cut! What a fun day and what another outstanding card!

nancy littrell said...

Simply beautiful DOX smooshed background and CAS design, Loll. The girls are getting lessons from the best:-) Hugs

Lee-Anne said...

Sounds like a fun day with amazing results! Love that background!

Darnell said...

You would make an amazing teacher, Lolly, so I'm sure your "students" had a blast and learned a lot from your mastery!! Your card is so pretty!! Hugs, Dolly

Susan said...

Glad you had fun with your friends! Love the blend of colours on your card!

Loll said...

Thanks Susan! xx

Maxine D said...

Oh what fun - wish I could join you for a session of inky-ness. Love your resulting card Loll.
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

Sounds like a great day to me .... there's nothing better than getting inky with friends. Fabulous results too xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

So beautiful Loll! The more I see of those DOX's, the more I'm tempted (been resisting since they came out, as I know I will want every colour they make!) Have a wonderful day and upcoming weekend my friend! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Jeanne said...

Sounds like a lovely time and the result of your demonstration is beautiful. Love the colors! Wow are they pretty together. I resisted the DOX inks, but seeing more and more of what people are doing with them, I have succumbed to collecting them. Someday I WILL be able to use all these wonderful supplies. In the meantime, I sure do enjoy the eye candy you share. Makes me smile in delight! Thanks so much and have a wonderful weekend! :)

Kris said...

I was just thinking I wished I lived next door! Your cards are so beautiful, but your backgrounds are just awesome! Thanks for sharing, and have a great weekend!

Marcia HIll said...

CAS perfection Loll and LOVE the colors you used to smoosh with too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Linda said...

So pretty Loll and so nice to have fun in your craft room with friends.

Sheila H said...

Very striking! How fun to craft with friends.

Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning!
Faith
x

Mac Mable said...

You sure look and sound like you had fun...getting messy and inky...love it!!! Those oxides really do produce the most amazing backgrounds, as your fabulous card proves. Gorgeous colours and such a beautiful card Loll x

Lea Lawson said...

What a pretty background!!

Jane said...

Really beautiful, love the pretty colours. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards

Bonnie said...

You certainly got a wonderful mix of colors here, my friend! So perfect with this sweet die cut! I know your friends loved the time with you!

MaryH said...

Just your usual gorgeousness and way with dies. Love the colors of smooshing, and wish I could have joined in this fun time. Bet you had such fun, showing a newbie how to use the big shot and the fun techniques you do so extremely well. TFS & Hugs.

MaryH said...

PS..forgot to say how much I'm enjoying the presentations you've been doing when you showcase your cards of late! TFS

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

That's a very lovely card!

Anita in France said...

Lovely, Loll ... what fun to get inky with like minded friends! Hugs, Anita :)

Annie said...

what a stunning creation Loll xxx I absolutely adore it xxx Like you I love to get together with fellow crafters

Take care and best wishes from your newest follower
Annie xx

Cheryl S said...

Beautiful CAS card, Loll! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Mia said...

Great CAS card, Loll! Beautiful die cuts and background colours!

Bobby said...

It's nice that you are willing to share your expertise and your products with others, Loll. I'm sure the others had fun and learned a lot.

Sherrie M. said...

Beautiful card Loll! Love how you centered your focal point and kept a nice amount of white space. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week.

Rachel Bergfeld said...

That watercolor is stunning and the flower just pops against it! Absolutely beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with CASology!

Ina G said...

Awesome background Loll. Lovely touch with the white die and the thin font on your sentiment is a perfect balance. Another beautiful cas card.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

This card is very beautiful and effective. It looks like a million dollars and not like a simple and fast card to make. Your enchanted backgrounds are amazing and invaluable!
BozenA xx