Saturday, December 13, 2014

Virginia's View Challenge #10

Hi there!

I am finally playing along with Virginia's View challenge


I really want to play each month, then I get too busy, time slips away from me and before I know it, I've missed another one. So, I was determined to get a card made this month because it's All Things Distressed and I love playing with Distress Inks!

I started with watercolor paper and did some white heat embossing using the Stars and Dots stencil from Simon Says Stamp. Then I took out my Iced Spruce and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks. I smooshed the inks onto my craft sheet, spritzed them with water and pressed the paper into the inky mess.

I always let each layer of ink dry before pressing the paper back into it. Backgrounds turn out really cool with this technique - take a look.



I decided to give the background a bit of silver too so I splattered it with some Tim Holtz, Brushed Pewter Distress Spray.

I used the same two inks to shade the Simon Says Stamp, Stitched Circles die-cuts, then layered them up with dimensional adhesive. The tree die-cut is from the Suspension Tree set and the die-cut, Merry Christmas sentiment is also from SSS.

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend! ♥

18 comments:

Brenda said...

How beautiful is this!!!! Those colours mix so well Barb! (I know what you mean, we all have these good intentions but life just seems to take over. I also need to commit to some favourite challenges and make it happen!). We arrived in Houston on Monday night and we are leaving again this evening. At least I got to spend a few hours with my friend Lisa yesterday! Big Hugs. Brenda xxx

Nicole Parmentier said...

Just gorgeous! I love that background!!

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card Barb - love the colors you chose to make that great background!

icardeveryone01 said...

Love it!!

Barb Ghig said...

Your background is really beautiful, Barb! I love how the colors blended and adding the Brushed Pewter Distress Spray is a great touch! I also love the sweet polka dot tree!

Nancy Carroll said...

Awesome card

Pam said...

What a pretty card, Barb! Gorgeous background and inked circles. Love all your die cuts, too.

Kara Lynne said...

Your background blend is gorgeous!! Such a sparkly night sky and wonderful card design.

Deepti said...

Ah ! So pretty, love the layered circles

Nancy said...

Your background turned out gorgeous Barb! I love the colors with the pop of white! Beautiful design.

Virginia Lu said...

I love love how you inked up the Distress inks with a bit of water!! The colors and shine are gorgeous!! I know you can whip up something beautiful!! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “All Things Distressed” Challenge!

Dawn Turley said...

stunning card Barb. Love the beautiful colours.

Lynn said...

Wow! This is absolutely amazing Barb. I love all the inking. The colors are stunning.

Laura B. said...

So beautiful! Love that color combo of Distress Inks over white embossing!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous distressed card dear Barb!

Nat said...

stunning colours and design. love how the Christmas tree is the folcal point. totally beautiful :) Merry Christmas

Carol Didier said...

What a beautiful card! The background is amazing.

CONNIE BROOKS said...

Just discovered your blog today...thru Kristina Warner's post today. I must say Im glad I did. I just love this card you made using distressed inks for watercoloring. This card is so lovely....can I cas it?