Monday, March 17, 2014

whole box of crayons



slow to the party.

that's me.

This is actually my first card using distress Inks and the blending tool.

I know!


I've been on a Distress ink/stain fest lately and finally pulled out that Ranger blending tool.  

good grief.that's fun.


I super LOVE how the inks react to drops of water.

I'm pretty sure that if you're a challenge junkie like me, you instantly knew where I was coming from:



Seriously, who doesn't love Joni's work?

paper:  strathmore watercolor stamps: reverse confetti petals 'n posies/dream in color/peacock pretties ink: hero arts hues/black, distress ink barn door/spun sugar/wild honey other:  reverse confetti banner confetti cuts, zing white embossing powder.

36 comments:

  1. PRETTY! Love this technique and what a fabulous sentiment!

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  2. Your first time...wow! This looks amazing Amy!

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  3. This is gorgeous!!!!!
    Happy St. Patty's Day!

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  4. Joni is amazing, isn't she? And so are YOU! My gosh this is stunning, Amy! Love, love the sentiment here and LOVE your background! Wow!

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  5. I love Joni's style and your card is amazeballs! Believe it or not I have never done the water technique. Too afraid.

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  6. Gorgeous, Amy! Love the water effect!!!

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  7. Beautiful card, Amy, love those colors! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you as well! Have a wonderful Monday!

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  8. Wow! LOVE this! Sooooooooooo colorful, so pretty!

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  9. *sigh* you are amazing!!! This is gorgeous!!!!!

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  10. I'm sure you'll be sponging with the blending tool a lot now - it gives the absolute best result - even if you are just doing the edges.... love the sentiment you used on your lovely card today!

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  11. Seriously gorgeous, Amy!! Love your inking!!

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  12. WOW totally gorgeous Amy.. LOVE the bright gorgeous colors..

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  13. Gorgeous and we will definitely be seeing more of this from you now that you took the plunge! Isn't it fun?

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  14. You blending is totally expert, Amy! I would have never guessed it was your first time!! It's fun, huh?!! LOVE how this turned out!

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  15. I'm slow to this party, too, Amy! Your card is gorgeous!

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  16. Yep, pretty much knew which challenge this was for....and you NAILED it! I know we'll be seeing more inky projects! ;)

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  17. Better late than never and looked how you rocked it! What a fab card!!!

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  18. Can't believe this is your first time with this technique! Isn't it fun?! Your cards is so pretty!

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  19. Gorgeous take! i agree, I love Joni's work too!

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  20. Aww...thank you Amy you are super sweet :) Your card is FANTASTIC...ooh so LOVE IT :)

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  21. I am soooo late to this party, because water-colouring and I aren't seeing eye-to-eye on things. I've decided that rather than fret and stress, I'll just admire the skills and talents of others. Your card is AWESOME! Beautiful take on Joni's card...absolutely beautiful!
    Hugs~c

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  22. What a great CASE of Joni's card. And I'm always slow to try out the new stuff. I kind of 'amble' around with crafts...taking my time.

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  23. Yes, I knew absolutely what challenge this was for, so I'm not going to bother entering now! hahaha! Seriously, it's fantastic!

    Question, do the distress inks act differently than say the Stampin' Up! inks when you watercolor with them? I have several distress inks, but I haven't tried watercoloring with them yet. Thanks!

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  24. Wow! This looks amazing Amy!

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  25. Love the watercolor effect and that sentiment is awesome! Great card...thank you for sharing!

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  26. awesome!! love the water effect :)

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  27. I love this! Teach me how to do this? :D

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  28. This is so awesome Amy!! Love the mix of colors and the graphic look of the Black!

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  29. Gorgeous Amy! Thanks so much for joining us at CASE Study this week!

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Cheers,
~amy~