Wednesday, February 28, 2018

CASEing Colleen

Hi everyone.  Today I'm CASEing a card made by my sweet friend, Colleen (One Smile Lifts a Spirit). 

Colleen tried out a new technique and I when I saw her cards on her blog, I had to give it a try.  This is a fun and easy technique of sponging a card front with Distress Oxide inks, heat embossing a design, and then lifting colour using a water brush.  I used mixed media paper which allowed me to remove colour three times, lightening the image each time.  To finish, I still wanted more contrast, so used Colleen's idea of adding white with a watercolour pencil.  Thanks for the inspiration Colleen!!

Here's a close-up ...








Stamps:  Cosmos (Stampendous); Sentiment - Watching Bloom (Memory Box)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 series); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers (Tim Holtz); Delicata Silver (Tsuikineko)
Accessories & Tools:  sponges, silver embossing powder, heat tool, water brush, white watercolour pencil (Derwent)

27 comments:

Mac Mable said...

What wonderful inspiration from Colleen and such a classy and beautiful effect on your stunning card. Such pretty tones of colour and another fabulous technique to add to the list. Thank you for the inspiration Loll x

Charlene said...

Wow - what a stunning card and I must admit I thought the process was going to be too involved to try - but what a great idea! I cannot wait to try it. Glad you have such a great friend to try all these fun techniques with!

BożenA said...

I love all your Loll cards, but this card is so amazing !!! I do not know if it's because it's blue? And maybe because you used the flowers of the cosmos, which are so ethereal and ethereal ... I love them. Every aspect of your card goes to my heart. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
Hugs,
BożenA

Bobby said...

New technique on my to-do list, Loll. The Cosmos with their large petals was a perfect choice for the technique. Love it!!

Betty Keefe said...

lovely card, Loll - remember Jennifer M. and Kelly L. doing that, but adding the white pencil really made your card pop!!

Susan said...

Love the subtlety of the image! What a great way to do tone-on-tone!

Liz said...

Stunning card, Loll. What a great technique, so effective. xx

nancy littrell said...

TFS Colleen beautiful color lifting technique, Loll. You are both now inspiring me to try the technique. Thank you for always inspiring all of us, my friend. Hugs...

Sheila H said...

This is a beautiful technique, Loll. Would it not work with regular distress inks, or is it just easier with oxides? I'm asking because I only have regular distress inks.

Happy Dance said...

Oh Loll! What an amazing technique! And what a beautiful card. That blue is simply stunning, and the images are perfect for this. It has an almost vellum-like quality look to it. I love this card! Bev

Darnell said...

Excellent job CASEing Colleen, Lolly, and what a fun new technique to try! You ladies are always stretching your skills and inspiring us with your ideas and fabulous results!! Hugs, Dolly

Christine Alexander said...

awesome job of CASEing Colleen's card, great technique. Definitely one I have to try :)

TK said...

Wow, stunning, Loll! Love the beautiful blooms, and that oxide is yummy!

Julie B said...

This such a soft and delicate image, something I may have to try out for myself. TFS. :)

Linda said...

This is so beautiful ..... taking the colour out of the flowers has given them such a delicate look and I love the added white pencil .... really makes them pop. Another technique to add to the to do list. Thanks for sharing xx

Jeanne said...

What a lovely card, Loll! Those flowers are so very pretty! I have to remember this! (I say that a lot about your cards, don't I?). Thank you so much for sharing this beauty. Hugs!

Daffodil Cards said...

SOooo VERY beautiful.
Faith

Kara Lynne said...

So gorgeous, Loll! What a wonderful technique and your silver embossing is a beautiful transition between the colors!

Bonnie said...

Another fantastic technique, Loll! Love it! Such pretty flowers and a fab sentiment!

Marcia HIll said...

This technique has been on my to "try" list for awhile since seeing Colleen's post too! Your card came out so pretty Loll! Love your color choice...just perfect with the silver embossing! Love the sentiment too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Debbie said...

I saw that Technique on Kimberly's blog and it is on my list of things to try (AFTER I add some more DO colors to my stash). Your card is just beautifully done. I love how soft the white watercolor pencil looks. TFS!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Loll and what a neat technique! I definitely could do this one. lol So will have to give it a try. Love the colors you used on this one, so elegant and beautiful. Hugs, Brenda

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW ! Great CASE and beautiful card ! I love this colour and this technique looks fabulous. I've to give it a try ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring ! xx

Loll said...

Hi Sheila. I haven't tried it distress inks, but think it should work with them as well. Loll :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Adore the soft look of this technique! Need to try it out! Thanks for the inspiration!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a gorgeous card, Loll! Such a beautiful color palette, too! I love how you used this technique and I'm definitely going to try it for myself!

Anita in France said...

Soft, subtle and just lovely, Loll ... this technique has been on my list for a while ... thanks for the inspiration to give it a go! Hugs, Anita :)