Thursday, September 14, 2023

More Ink Blending (DOX inks) with Water Lifting

The card above uses three colours of Distress Oxide Inks (Saltwater Taffy, Adandoned Coral, Candied Apple).  LOVE this combination.  Gold heat embossing an image from the Thriving stamp set (Penny Black) and then water lifted the colour from the flower petals and leaves.  Subtle, but pretty!  Finished by splattering with gold paint and adding a gold heat embossed sentiment banner (Banner Sentiments - Penny Black).

And this time, a Christmas card.  Just blended DOX inks - no water lifting.  
The background is blended DOX inks:  Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Villianous Potion.  They look so pretty together! :)  First time using this stamp that I've had for a LONG time (AliExpress).  Because it's my first time using it, I'm sending the above card to NBUS Challenge #54.

... and also sending to Peace on Earth #47 - Anything Christmas Goes.

Still time to share your DOX ink blending cards with (or without) water lifting at Group of Seven if you'd like.  There's a link party there ... come join us! :)

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Card #1:
Stamps:  Thriving, Banner Sentiments (both from Penny Black)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Oxide Inks:  Saltwater Taffy, Abandoned Coral, Candied Apple; Versamark 
Accessories:   Sponges / blending brushes, gold embossing powder, heat tool, watercolour brush, gold acrylic paint for splattering, splatter brush

Card #2:
Stamps:  Christmas Wishes (AliExpress)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Oxide Inks:  Shaded Lilac, Wilted Voilet, Villianous Potion (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories:   sponges, splatter brush, diluted white acrylic paint


I Card Everyone said...

Loll, your reds and lift-off on this pretty posy are wonderful - but WOW do I love your twilight Christmas sky! happy sigh.... I just love that sentiment, too!

Bobby said...

Beautiful cards, Loll. I love the gold splatters on the first one with the gold embossing. While snow isn't my favorite thing, the Christmas scene is peaceful and lovely. I want to try this technique and can't wait until I'm home with my Oxide inks and foam blending tools.

Char said...

Your cards are beautiful, and I am so glad you reminded me of this technique. I'm excited to try it!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Love the lifted ink on your flower, Loll, and the blended sky on the Christmas card looks amazing!!

Lisa Elton said...

Theses are both wonderful, Loll but that pretty Christmas scene is out of this world!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful cards Loll, this is such a great technique ♥

Darnell said...

Two really awesome designs, Lolly! I love the colors you blended for your water-lifted flower. It's stunning embossed in gold, with the gold schplatters! And your Christmas card sky is so bold and gorgeous against the white of the snow and that great tree silhouette! Love, Dolly

Darnell said...

p.s. Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS!💕

Susan said...

Two lovely cards! The first one is so happy and cheerful. Great gold heat embossing and splattering. The second is gorgeous - a wonderful night sky.

kiwimeskreations said...

A pair of beauties Loll - love your water lifting inside the embossed image on the top one, and the second one is so dramatic with the purple background against the 'snowbanks' and silhouette trees.

Diane said...

WOW, stunning cards!! Both are absolutely beautiful!!
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Pat said...

Two stunning cards Loll and I love the first using the water lifting technique and the red with the corally pink tones works beautifully. The second with that wonderful purple sky looks fabulous against the white and the Villainous Potion is amazing and adds that super depth of colour, and the black inked trees make it quite a tranquil scene, and finished perfectly with the white paint falling snow and the matching purple sentiment. x

Bonnie said...

Both of these are beautiful, my dear friend! I love your ink blended colors on both! The waterlifting gives great contrast to the flower and the splattered water on the second made a beautiful, snowy scene! This is such a fun technique!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Both cards are just wonderful, lovely techniques on both, love the colours too.
Faith x

HilaryJane said...

Such beautiful ink blending. Love them both equally. I still haven't had a chance to give the technique a go xx

nancy littrell said...

Two beautiful ink blended cards, Lolly. I LOVE your colors of DOX inks that you used on the blended and color lifted 1st flower card design...I have all 3 colors and will be using in the future:-) Beautiful night sky with the falling snow with the stamped trees and blended DOX inks on your 2nd card too. TFS both beauties, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Brenda in IN said...

You have an excellent eye for blending colors and both cards reflect that, Loll. The flower is gorgeous and the winter scene is not too far off. Even though I dread winter, your card captured it beautifully.

Marcia Hill said...

Your ink blending skills are so awesome Loll and both cards are FABULOUS!! I love the coral blend of the 1st card with the gold embossing and splatters...soooo lovely!! And your Christmas card with the purple shaded blending is out of this have made that sky magical looking! And the silhouetted tree line is the perfect fit for this Winter's night card! LOVE them both!! Hugs. :0)

TK said...

Beautiful! While your first is very warming and invitational in its hues, the purples are definitely gorgeous and bold!

Cat Craig said...

Beautifully done.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both ink-blended cards are fantastic, Loll! Your ink-blending skills are excellent! The coral flower is so pretty and the gold splatters add the perfect finishing touches.I love the purple ink combo of your sky! It's absolutely peaceful and beautiful! The falling snow and the snow on the ground are just perfect!
Hideko xx

Linda said...

WOW! Amazing ink blending. I love your colour combinations, especially the pink shades xx

Sue from Oregon said...

Super cards Lolls! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. 💕Sue Kment

Brenda said...

I do love the water lifting of the Oxides Loll, your first card is beautiful! Those colors work so beautifully together and make for a stunning background. The color lifting really shows up nicely too. Oh my, your second card is so striking with that background sky!!! I LOVE it! Those colors are stunning together and make a beautiful night sky. Love the trees and snow too, perfect wintery Christmas card! I so wish the sentiment would come day under God's hand. Hugs, Brenda

Trina P. said...

Wow! Love the purple Christmas card w/o lifting… so striking!

Julia Aston said...

I love the splatter on both of these lovely designs Loll - it makes them both look magical! Julia xx

BożenA said...

WOW! What a beautiful mixed backdrop for this winter night sky! A wonderful card with amazing contrast.

Helen said...

Such a pretty floral card!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x